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Mahaffey Theater

400 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-892-5746
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Clearwater, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I have seen the orchestra here 4 times, and comedy shows twice. There is no bad seat in the threatre. It is next to the water and the Dali Museum so the grounds are beautiful and the views are breathtaking. There are not service charges for tickets, which is awesome. The only thing I would change would be bigger or... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

So beautiful, so relaxing, a nite filled with Peter Nero. One hour and a half of Gershwin and so many others. It was great to see him again and see he was still as good as ever. One of the best he has ever recorded " When the world was young"....Mahaffey is a lovely theater in downtown St. Petersburg, A... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It is worth your while to visit this theater to see the setting, directly on Tampa Bay overlooking the Pier and adjacent to the Salvadore Dali museum. The theater interior is lovely also. However they do not book many big name acts, which needs to be addressed for this to be the main venue in a city of the arts... More

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Naples, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What an fantastic venue for a show. NOT a bad seat in the house, plus every person gets a chance for a free upgrade to the front row buy texting a code before the show. We also enquired about Foundation Membership and were treated to the VIP Experience which included free VIP laminates, meet and greet with the Band and... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Saw the Black Honkeys there at a benefit for Alpha House. The venue was great. They really did a beautiful job with the benefit it was really well done with lots of different things up for silent auction. I will plan on going to this benefit again.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The venues here are great. The theater is well manicured. I would say it is one of the best. The inside of this hidden gem is pleasantly laid out. It doesn't really matter where your positioned in the theater, your sure to enjoy the venue. We just saw Masters of Illusions here...and wow, what a show. Great lighting, sound and... More

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Holiday, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I went to Mahaffey twice three weeks ago. First, I watched QOTSA then a performance by Shen Yun on China history. Both event was well-organized and the kindness of the stuff can't be overemphasized. I would come back again with pleasure, visiting this theater was a great experience.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Went here to enjoy Bond and Beyond by the Florida orchestra. Easy parking, easy access, lifts to all floors, great acoustics and a thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all

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