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Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater

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Great Venue for a Show

We went there on November 19th to see the Australian Bee Gees. Parking was very easy as we bought a... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Vern O
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Spring Hill, Florida
2017 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Show 2017

My wife and I have been fans since their first CD and looked forward to our first live performance... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Tim D
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Dunedin, 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 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
Thank Vern O
Reviewed 16 November 2017

My wife and I have been fans since their first CD and looked forward to our first live performance. The music, the sound system, the performers and the theater did not disappoint. While there may be some bad seats at the Mahaffey, I have never...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

My experience with the Mahaffey starts out back in April when I purchased tickets easy helpful staff. Now to pick up will call , no wait just show ID then in line to see the show !! THis theater is beautiful clean The staff were...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank MelReese
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Good acoustics. Nice seats. Wide rows. Plenty of room to scoot by seated patrons. Men’s rooms are way too small with one stall and 2 urinals. At intermission you can spend the whole time on line. Location is in a hot spot of saint Pete....More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Averagejoe001
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Saw Tracy Morgan. Very nice place. The seating was good. I was in the 17th row and I saw the stage just fine. They don't let you take cameras in the theater and they have pouches for your cell phone so you can't use them...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank FCalvin
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We saw the orchestra perform Tchaikovsky with the 1812 overture as the grand finale. The venue is great. Small,comfortable temperature, seating comfortable and nobodies heads in the way! I will definitely be back.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Saw John Mulaney in concert last night. All of the theatre attendants and bar servers were exceptionally helpful and friendly. The outdoor fascade was unique and the indoor theatre was neat and nice. In a great location downtown accessible to many restaurants and set up...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AnneS589
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Saw John Mulaney on his Kid Gorgeous tour. The theater was nice and clean. All the staff was very professional. I had balcony seating and the only issue I had was that there isn't a lot of leg room between rows. Other than that it...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank nickis89
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Went to see Maxwell!! The ushers are charming. They seam like retirees from St Pete. The theater is built in such a way that there is no bad seat! The sound was amazing, the theater is beautiful and I love the location! A wonderful evening!!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank coopkid23
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We love the Mahaffey theatre! Not a bad seat in the house! Comfortable seating. Make sure you arrive early to soak in the outside views from the second level!

Date of experience: August 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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