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Mahaffey Theater

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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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A Night of Queen

Good parking, great acoustics, roomy sets, plenty of leg room and well kept. Very nice and clean. The show was better than I expected. This was their first show in Florida for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Good parking, great acoustics, roomy sets, plenty of leg room and well kept. Very nice and clean. The show was better than I expected. This was their first show in Florida for this tour and they were top notch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The theater itself is much larger than I expected. The seating arrangements worked well and I loved the extremely high ceiling with private balcony views. The staff were friendly and courteous. The drinks and food were good, especially the homemade brownies! Everything was reasonably priced and I would highly recommend! The comedy show we seen was excellent and I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The concert was great and the sound was excellent (rock concert). The Mahaffey location just blocks away from downtown and is easy to get to and easy on-site parking (optionally, I park downtown and take an Uber taxi to event then walk to downtown venues). I have been to a dozen shows here - I've never had a bad seat.

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Treasure Island, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was our first time to visit and we loved everything about it. The box seats gave you a great view with a chair you can move around. No one to climb over to go to one of the many bars and return with your cocktail to enjoy the show. Great acoustics also. 1964 put on a really good performance.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
33 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We recently went to a concert at The Mahaffey and it's been almost 6 years since we last visited The Mahaffey. We're glad its remained part of our downtown area as it brings yet another element of things to do. It's truly a theatrical seating venue with good acoustics. We arrived early enough to enjoy a cocktail before the show... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have enjoyed a two day conference for women in business at The Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg many years ago. Just recently I had the pleasure to go to a concert with my husband at this venue, and we fell in love with the location, the staff, the building, the acoustics, and just the entire feel of this... More 

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Beaverton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went to see The Indigo Girls in concert with the Craig Turley Orchestra. What a delightful night of music in this very nice theater. I was able to book our parking online for a reduced rate and as suggested we arrived an hour prior to concert time. Parking was very easy and well organized. Our walk from the parking... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband, myself, and some friends just saw "Masters of Illusion" last week and had a great time. No problem with parking and tho they do have a fee of $10 if you want covered parking, they also have plenty of free parking. The theater is very comfortable and attractive, not so large that you would be too far away... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We saw Diana Ross in concert at the Mahaffey Theatre. It is a wonderful setting for an intimate concert. Good parking ($10). Several bars on site for a pre-concert drink. Easy to buy tickets on line. Great spot.

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Corning, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We saw Diana Ross we sat in the Loge section it was perfect. The staff helpful & courteous. Valet parking not recommended too long to get your car at the end. Really nice theatre.

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