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Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater

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A beautiful place for music.

Recent renovations have given it outstanding acoustics. You can even hear the triangle in the... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
St. Petersburg, Florida
via mobile
Very family friendly

My family and I attended the Wild Kratts Live! show at the Mahaffey, our first visit to the... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Plant City, Florida
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Located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Duke Energy Center for the Arts—Mahaffey Theater is a 2,031 seat cultural jewel featuring elegant ballroom space, spectacular waterfront views, and European box-style seating. Just steps...more
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400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Recent renovations have given it outstanding acoustics. You can even hear the triangle in the Florida Orchestra - a great musical experience. Easily accessible in a beautiful area of St. Pete and next to the Dali Museum. Do go!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

My family and I attended the Wild Kratts Live! show at the Mahaffey, our first visit to the facility, and I was impressed. Getting there was a bit of a hassle. It's located on the water in downtown St. Pete, which means that getting there...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience. We also took advantage of the dinner before the show and the only complaint I have is the broccoli was too soft. Otherwise, the food was great and all you could eat buffet. We also prepaid for parking which saved us...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We recently went to the symphony orchestra playing Star Wars vs Star Trek. We had seats in the balcony about halfway up. Both the sound and view were great quality.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank theoldbikers
Reviewed 21 March 2018

The seating is excellent and the acoustics are very good for a Florida Orchestra concert or a show. Parking is convenient and downtown St Pete offers great restaurants and bars.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

My wife, Bonnie, and I love the comfort and beauty of the "Mahaffey." This version of the Righteous Brothers (RBs) entertains closely to the Medley/Hatfield Crew, my choice for Best Duo of all-time (Simon/Garfunkel, 1a). I enjoyed the RBs in their "heyday" at Busch Gardens,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

What a great show! Bill Medley was terrific as was Bucky Heard, the replacement for Bobby Hatfield. The show started on time and was 90 minutes of great music and entertainment. Bill mixed in quite a few jokes during the night which made it all...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank SusanStPete
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Great concert. We enjoyed the 90 minute concert. Music from the 60 and 70. Bill Medley daughter has a great voice. Seating in the theater was perfect,

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank U9462EFdonnam
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Excellent show and great venue. The show was 90 minutes with no intermission. The new 'brother' was a great replacement.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pspongberg
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Saw them tonite w/Bill & Bucky Heard, & hadn't seen them since Hollywood Bowl just a few wks before Bobby died. Concert was crowded, & my fave was when Bill did a tribute to Bobby by singing "Unchained Melody" w/video of them over the yrs....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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28 November 2018|
Response from GrandmamaFl | Reviewed this property |
The Mahaffey has easily accessible parking in adjacent surface lots and garage. The cost is $10 or $15 for valet service. You pay at the entrance to the parking lot. There is no need for reserving space.
27 October 2018|
Response from Jenna D |
I’m just doing nicer attire - nice jeans and nicer top.
27 October 2018|
Response from grossnoles | Reviewed this property |
Casual I wore jeans and top.