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Mahaffey Theater

400 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-892-5746
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg,the Progress Energy Center for the Arts—Mahaffey Theater is a 2,031 seat cultural jewel... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg,the Progress 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 away from the culturally vibrant Downtown and minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-famous museums, the Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, classical, pop, rock, comedy, dance, family, and the renowned Florida Orchestra. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs. « less
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Lake Grove, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We came to Tampa to see a concert by the Pet Shop Boys last September. The theatre is very nice. Lobby is large with several concessions selling beverages (both non- and alcoholic). Theatre is a good size, approximately 2,000 seats, and it seems there really isn't a bad seat in the house. Make sure to get there early, as parking... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Periodically we catch a performance of the Florida Orchestra at the Mahaffey. The setting is marvelous as the theater is located with a view of the bay complete with boats big and small and a delightful fountain. Adore the box seats and slightly elevated lodge. Acoustics are wonderful. Lobby is spacious and once in a while one can catch a... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

They announced Morrissey Concert as " sold out " but I was able to buy a ticket at the box office just before the show . I contacted them twice to see any tickets available.First I was told that it is a sold out event. Then I asked them whether any tickets would be available right before the show (refunded... More

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Windy L, Director of Marketing at Mahaffey Theater, responded to this review

Hi Muhammed- I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience trying to buy tickets for Morrissey. For most shows, the artist's label and management company will place tickets on a hold for their exclusive use. Once they do that, the venue is no longer able to sell those tickets. Typically those seats are used by the band's... More

St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of the best theaters I've ever been in. There are no bad seats. The acoustics are spectacular! The shows start with free coffee and donuts, then an hour of lecture about one of the featured instruments in the performance.t

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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Florida Orchestra rotates among 3 locations and, in my opinion, this is the best. Not a bad seat in the house, and the location, overlooking the bay and next to the Dali Museum, is spectacular.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Looking for a beautiful venue with good seats everywhere? Great acoustics? Not too big? A picturesque bar/coffee lounge? The floor plan of this theater is very well designed; even the orchestra section has inner aisles. (There is ample handicap access.) This could be an opera house. This is the best venue in Tampa Bay!

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Largo, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

For a Down Town location the Mahaffey is great. Easy access, well managed parking, great acoustics, plush grounds and interior all make for a special day or night. We have spent several evenings there for numerous venues, and have never been disappointed. Whether a solo performance or an orchestra, the Mahaffey accommodates every show extremely well. We always look forward... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

There is nowhere better to hear music or see a show in the South. The acoustics are world class and thanks to the Mahaffey's, their foundation and Bill Edwards the place looks marvelous as well. Take your best girl and enjoy an experience second to none!!!!!!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Mahaffey is a modern, beautiful facility, located on the waterfront. The Florida Orchestra performs here during its season. Many other performances are booked throughout the year.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Easy Parking and Easy Access to Seating, Enjoyable Time pre performance having a drink and hanging out! Venue is great for the Ballet or a Concert. First Class

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