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Address: 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL
Phone Number: 727 895 3045
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A surprisingly good venue

So I went to the State Theatre to see Elle King. Before getting tickets for her show, I had never heard of this venue and I go to concerts often. For my first visit, I was not let... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2016
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Merritt Island, Florida
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Merritt Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

So I went to the State Theatre to see Elle King. Before getting tickets for her show, I had never heard of this venue and I go to concerts often. For my first visit, I was not let down. It is an older venue but it adds to the atmosphere. It holds right around 700 people but they didn't seem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

The theater looks like it's been preserved just the way it was when it was built a long time ago. The acoustic for a rock n roll concert is excellent. The stage is not tall, I'm only 5 feet tall (1.53m) and it didn't go up to my neck. The restrooms and the bar are good too.

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1 Thank Priscila L
Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a very nice small venue theater. We saw Clean Bandit there on March 26th. The venue hold a maximum of 700 people. It has a decent bar inside, limited seating (mostly standing room), and ample parking on the street. Our concert started at 7:00 pm so we were able to arrive at 6:00 pm and park right in... More 

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1 Thank Sunshinecop67
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have attended many indie band's concerts in many venues with our high school aged daughter, and the State Theatre was by far one of our favorites. The acoustics, the lights, the feel of the place was all very intimate and friendly. Every band felt like they were performing for us in our living room - really! They are THAT... More 

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Thank Beth B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This must have been the local movie theater years ago. Now, all the seats have been removed, leaving a few upholstered benches on one side and a few railings for leaning. When we arrived we lined up outside with the other patrons and waited; the doors opened only shortly before show time. The line moved quickly, though, once the doors... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

State Theater is a great venue for music & it is located in the heart of downtown St. Pete. ~ The layout is great for concerts. The have a pit area downstairs & a balcony area with seating upstairs. ~ Their booze is modestly priced. ~ The State Theater bartenders are fun & quick. (If you see a bartender named... More 

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2 Thank James R
Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Really fun place to take in a show. It is well worn, but the bands are really close, the acoustics are okay, the sight lines seemed good from pretty much anywhere, and the bar turns out decent drinks at a not to ridiculous price. I've heard some bad things about the restrooms, but I didn't venture in there.

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1 Thank Mindy F
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We've been to two concerts here and had a blast both times. I love the size of this hall - big enough crowds to be fun but small enough to feel like an intimate performance. The drinks aren't cheap but it's not crazy expensive either. Parking is easy.

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2 Thank adnaw
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This used to be my favorite venue in the Tampa-St.Pete area but after going there on 5/26/2013 I can no longer say that. They had a sold out(possibly oversold) venue with NO AIR CONDITIONING. From the minute we walked in the humidity & heat hit you & it only got worse as we walked into the packed concert area.There was... More 

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Mastic Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We were happy to see our favorite band and party with everybody at State Theatre. This venue really creates a unified crowd. The drinks were flowing and the music was pumping. It got a little pushy and shovey, but it was all in good fun. The location is good for downtown St. Pete. A short cab ride and you're back... More 

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