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Mahaffey Theater

400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Best venue in the area!

I love Mahafey, for concerts the acoustics are great, seating comfortable, with any seat being... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2017
St. Petersburg, Florida
via mobile
Awesome show with Todd Rundgren

My Wife and I had an Awesome time...We are platinum Members of the theater and love this place... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2017
Westfield, Massachusetts
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

I love Mahafey, for concerts the acoustics are great, seating comfortable, with any seat being great in the theater. I've had season tickets to TFO for over 20 years here and staff is very nice especially the volunteers. My only complaint is that I wish...More

Thank RobinniborS
Reviewed May 30, 2017

My Wife and I had an Awesome time...We are platinum Members of the theater and love this place... the people are amazing and the Facility is always very clean and modern...We love the pit seats...Just wish we could dance in the Isle...A Great place and...More

Thank dutchbaker76
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Went for a Todd Rundgren concert yesterday. Haven't been there for many years but the performance hall is absolutely beautiful, both outside and inside. Sound is great and dress circle seats provided a great view of the performance. The outside area with the Dali museum...More

Thank dw18606
Reviewed May 19, 2017

I wasn't too sure about the venue, but now that I've gone, it's a really nice place and I'd definitely go again. I sat in the Orchestra circle towards the back, but was still able to see and hear everything well. Also my tickets were...More

Thank mizbombshell
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

We saw One Night of Queen with another couple at Mahaffey Theatre. This is a great venue. The parking, staff, seats, sound... Everything made it a great night. A real unexpected boost came from the folks who directed traffic, both in and out of the...More

Reviewed April 22, 2017

Attended One Night of Queen starring Gary Mullen. must say he brought the house down excellent show at the Mahaffey a first class venue in St, Petersburg. The acoustics are great and there isn't a bad seat in the building. I had an accident a...More

Thank jim f
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday evening to see a Queen tribute band . Fantastic night great facility even on a hot day with a full house it was cool. The staff are very friendly and helpful. All the facilities where good. Car park a strange...More

Thank Robert Y
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Of course, the reason you go here is for the concert, not the venue. But, we ate at a lovely place on Beach Drive and then walked down Bayshore to arrive in plenty of time for the FL Orchestra.

Thank MissLaughsALot
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Venue is excellent. Seating, comfortable. Parking, No Problem. Acoustics.... Tremendous. Orchestra 2 around rows 10, 11 or 12. Seat 6... Smack in the middle. Only bit of advise....Bring a shawl, sweater or light jacket.... Tis a bit cool. ENJOY Yourself!

Thank TravelingManJohnV
Reviewed March 9, 2017

I've been going to classical music concerts at the Mahaffey for years, and this place has some of the best acoustics in the Tampa Bay area. The Florida Orchestra plays here each season, and the selection of works under conductor Michael Francis has broadened considerably....More

Thank brianbkelly
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June 22, 2017|
Response from WarmWeatherPlease013 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure what type of ticket you've purchased, so I recommend contacting the box office.
December 25, 2016|
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Response from ladybug_24401 | Reviewed this property |
The balcony is the best place to watch in my opinion. We sit in the balcony. Great sound and great view.