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Mahaffey Theater

400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Fantastic venue

This was our first time to visit and we loved everything about it. The box seats gave you a great... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2015
Treasure Island, Florida
Great Venue for Nice Concerts

We recently went to a concert at The Mahaffey and it's been almost 6 years since we last visited... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2015
St. Petersburg, Florida
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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.
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  • 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 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...More

Thank oahudrew
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...More

Thank Vinnie1973
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...More

Thank Beth B
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...More

Thank pheteach20
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...More

Thank 841ann
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.

Thank Gardenlad
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.

Thank art49
Reviewed February 18, 2015

The seating in this theater is horrific. Seats are tiny and crammed together so close you feel as though you were flying on a cheap airline. Very sad and embarrassing for this venue. Other than that it is OK. Just be sure to have some...More

Thank mic r
Reviewed February 3, 2015

Not a bad seat in the house! We went to see my. Daughter perform in her finall county band performance of her high school career! Very accommodating for wheel.chair bound visitors. Great sound and lighting. Only minus was some of the ushers were a wee...More

Thank Shaun B
Reviewed February 2, 2015

For the price of the ticket ($60 balcony) the short 45=minute show was very disappointing - plus Merle Haggard seemed very angry (or ill) when he stormed off the stage. The audience sat in somewhat stunned silence as the house lights came up and the...More

Thank trucksvc
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I bought an E Ticket for the Arturo Sandoval concert. Can I present my print-out directly for admission? Or must I take it to the boxoffice? (first time using an e-ticket)
June 22, 2017|
Response from WarmWeatherPlease013 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure what type of ticket you've purchased, so I recommend contacting the box office.
HEllo I am thinking of purchasing tickets to an upcoming show, but the only tickets available are up in the balcony. Do you think I will still be able to see the show clearly? Thanks
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.