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Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater

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Beautiful and great sound

Have seen numerous attractions at the Mahaffey from the Florida Symphony to the Russian Nutcracker... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
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Beautiful venue

We went to Mahaffey Theater to see Steve Martin and Martin Short. The acoustics are fantastic... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
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Tampa, 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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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Have seen numerous attractions at the Mahaffey from the Florida Symphony to the Russian Nutcracker. The sound system is very good, seating is good. The only thing I dislike about the theater is the $10 charge for parking. The sights of the Dali Museum next...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We went to Mahaffey Theater to see Steve Martin and Martin Short. The acoustics are fantastic! Seating is well done. Security is very good, checking through X-ray. Felt very safe. Nice bars conveniently located and bathrooms close by!!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Great show. Expensive but very funny. I wish the Mahaffey Theater had paper napkins in the facility. We are experiencing a flu epidemic. Do the managers really think we all want to touch the hand blower. Please! Train the valet. I paid for the service...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Easy to get to, adequate parking, fast box office, comfortable seating in lobby area while waiting to enter theater. Nice art selections to view. We chose box seats close to stage. Be warned from the second box sections you will miss seeing far left stage...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank steve s
Reviewed 28 December 2017

It was easy to get to Mahaffey Theater and there was no problem parking. It is a beautiful place inside. The sound system was very good. We will back again next month for another great show.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank samuel s
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We went here to see the Nutcracker. For a day after Christmas, it was not a bad drive from North Tampa - about 60 minutes. They only take cash for parking and we did not have any. Did not come to know about it till...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

This is a beautiful theater with great events, However, if you have seats in the balcony level and you have any issues with stairs or balance BE AWARE. The hand rails along the stairs are not constant. You have rails 2 or 3 steps and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank charliespal2
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Great staff and comfortable seating. Sound was very good, but not quite as nice as expected for a concert hall. Clean bathrooms, efficient beverage service. Definitely recommended for shows.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We are long-time season ticket holders for the Florida Symphony Coffee Concert series; and though it is a 150 mile round trip it is a day we thoroughly enjoy. The orchestra is fabulous and the principal guest conductor, Stuart Malina, is over the top good...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Charles H
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We went there on November 19th to see the Australian Bee Gees. Parking was very easy as we bought a parking pass along with our tickets. The theater is a great place to see a show. I don't believe there is a bad seat in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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frazier2007
28 November 2018|
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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.
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jerz69
27 October 2018|
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Response from Jenna D |
I’m just doing nicer attire - nice jeans and nicer top.
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jerz69
27 October 2018|
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Response from grossnoles | Reviewed this property |
Casual I wore jeans and top.
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