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Address: 400 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone Number: 727-892-5746
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg,the Progress...
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.
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Billy Gardell = hilarious!!

The Mahaffey was an outstanding venue for Comedy. Great seating. Billy Gardell was the funniest comic I've ever seen live! I never stopped laughing. His warm up act was also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Mahaffey was an outstanding venue for Comedy. Great seating. Billy Gardell was the funniest comic I've ever seen live! I never stopped laughing. His warm up act was also great.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Saw Sweeney Todd here. What a lovely old world venue. It is intimate and opulant without being overwhelming. It reminds of the theaters that you find in New York. People always expect these large auditoriums, but that's not the way it is. The venue is focused on sound quality and sightlines for the audience. This attention to detail is appreciated.... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Great show and nice venue !!!! Always look forward to visit this place in beautiful st Petersburg Florida

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fantastic theater to watch a show, good size, but still feels intimate, also a wonderful place to host a special event such as a wedding. The staff there is great and the atmosphere is top notch.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The seats were comfortable and the sound system was great. There probably isn't a bad seat in the place. I would definately go there again for a concert.

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

They played as the background music to the musical Singin' in the Rain (shown as an old-time movie on a projection screen). It was the most fun I have had at any of their performances. They received a standing "o"! Would do it again! Very innovative!

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Plant City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Saw Jerry Seinfeld last night here and it was great! First time for us at MT which is a great venue. Will come back here for other shows. Seats were adequate (Balcony C Row 4 Seats 7&8) but if you could get a bit closer, maybe side balconies or main, shows would be best! Overall, not bad. Departing from parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This venue has great seats (even the cheaper ones) and great acoustics; there is not a bad seat in the house. It looks like an opera house inside. It is not quite big enough for braodway-style theater, but any kind of show they put on is always good. I am mobility limited, so seating is very important to me. This... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was so excited to see Alanis in a wonderful setting like the Mahaffey where she would perform an acoustical concert. It should have been awesome but the audience ruined it. First, the use of cell phones has gotten more than out of hand, it has gotten ridiculous. Can you not sit at a concert for a few hours without... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

it was our first time at the Mahaffey and we were impressed. The theatre is nicely laid out and the acoustics are great. We didn't try the food or cocktails so I can't comment on that but the staff were extremely accommodating and went out of their way to be helpful. On site parking is a plus. We would definitely... More 

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Additional Information about Mahaffey Theater

Address: Address: 400 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone Number: 727-892-5746
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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