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The Palladium at St Petersburg College

253 Fifth Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-822-3590
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Type: Theaters
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- Sep 28, 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Intimate venue with 850 seats showcases emerging and remembered talent. Visitors need to climb two sets of stairs to arrive at the top of the theater and then walk down to somewhat hard seats. Don't sit in the middle because the odd configuration means you'll be far back. Difficult site lines from the far sides. Elevator available but some distance... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I really like the Palladium and the Side Door. The table setup at the Side Door is just like a night club. They have wine and beer if you want and it's not expensive. They have their own parking lot...and that's a real plus!!

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Brings many excellent productions to our area. An important civic asset. I have seen outstanding Bluegrass (Claire Lynch) and Scottish performers (Battlefield Band) that I couldn't have seen elsewhere. And the best of all - the highlight - was the American Stage production of "August - Osage County" - a most memorable production.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I love to visit this wonderful venue, I have seen ballets, musicals, chamber music and jazz in this beautiful building. It's a small auditorium as far as concert spaces go but that's part of the charm, there are no bad seats, parking is free and tickets are always affordable. There's something for everyone so find something you like and go.

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Dunedin, Florida
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223 reviews 223 reviews
115 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

With added air conditioning and an 21st c. electrical and lighting system enjoy entertainment in this intimate upstairs space. There is no bad seat. Try a St. Petersburg Opera performance or two. Downstairs is a night club. Come to see modern jazz folks like Najar working with retired greats on bass or piano. Parking can be a challenge.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Palladium has been refurbished to it's former glory and it's a great experience to step back in time. We're locals and we love it!

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We've attended several Blues concerts there and make it a point each year to attend the After Hour concerts there during the BluesFest. What a great intimate setting for both performers and spectators. Dancing in the aisles is always in style! Whenever Lauren Mitchell is there for an album release concert we will drop whatever we are doing and drive... More

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North Port, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were there too see James Von Praage and we were not disappointed. The show was great and the venue itself was quite unique and rustic. I understand it was built in 1925 and I loved the style. The sound carried good and it was a full house. The only thing I think they should improve on is more seating... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It's an old venue, so the seats are not the most comfortable and there are sections where the view and sound are imperfect, but, in general, this is a very respectable venue for small concerts. The "side door" has a cabaret style arrangement. Parking is a bit of a challenge if you don't get there early.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

All the seat are good. Prices are reasonable to the concert or event happening. Location is downtown St. Petersburg but not a hard place to find parking for. Like most of this area's venues it is small and friendly. Again if there's an event or show happening here I would strongly say GET TICKETS.

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