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Address: 400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
Phone Number: 727-892-5746
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great Concert Venue

Mahaffey is one of St. Petersburg's jewels. Convenient, comfortable, and concert-ready. I love listening to The Florida Orchestra at Mahaffey. It is a high quality classical... read more

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Chatham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mahaffey is one of St. Petersburg's jewels. Convenient, comfortable, and concert-ready. I love listening to The Florida Orchestra at Mahaffey. It is a high quality classical concert experience that is more intimate than some of the big-city concert halls. Unfortunately, you can only get coffee at one of the bars on the second floor. Good to know so you don't... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mahaffey is an excellent choice for a classical music concert. Acoustics and seating are excellent throughout the auditorium. All Seats have plenty of legroom, the cheap seats in the Loge section have great acoustics and an unobstructed view.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is definitely one of my favorite places to attend concerts. Very comfortable facility located near many restaurants and the harbor. The sound system here is fantastic. There's valet parking and self parking here and if you don't mind walking in excess of 7 blocks or so, you can park for free.

Thank BronxBornLady
Crescent Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We recently saw Brian Wilson of the legendary beach boys perform here and I was blown away by the sound quality and just overall beauty of this awesome waterfront venue!!! Also the beer prices were quite reasonable and they had really good local craft from 3 daughters on tap. I would definitely return!!

Thank Auggieaus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We have been to see two concerts this year "The Cult" and "Brian Wilson", both shows were awesome. The size of the venue is perfect, a very nice atmosphere, and it is downtown St Petersburg which is a great thing.

Thank DingoAgrippa
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We've all heard the stories about how diminished Brian Wilson is due to years of abuse, self-inflicted and otherwise. That's why I was so pleasantly surprised at how great the Beach Boys Founder and musical genius looked and sounded at their sold-out concert last night in the gorgeous Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. The show kicked off with 50... More 

Thank Greg1426
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We bought tickets for UB40. Box tickets, and reasonable prices. The sound was great, the seats were awesome! UB40 were fantastic!! Love them!! We also had chicken wraps before the concert, which were really good as well. I would recommend sitting in the box seats.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is I great setting to watch a band the seats are very comfortable and the function was well organized. Drinks a reasonable price and easy to get quick service. Great parking for only $10 or you can valet for $15. Easy to get too and very quick when leaving very organized. Staff very helpful and all the general areas... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Unique acts at the Mahaffey, nice variety , every seat is a good seat great acoustics. Beautiful venue

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

I like this theater. Great acoustics and great for concerts. Be warned that the seats are very very small. Small as in a size 28 waist small. Good parking. But get there early.

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