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“Comedy/patriotic/musical”
Review of Mahaffey Theater

Mahaffey Theater
Ranked #20 of 127 things to do in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Comedy/patriotic/musical”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Wonderful, light, invigorating, proud to be an American

Visited July 2011
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New Port Richey, Florida
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130 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice theater and location”
Reviewed March 5, 2012

We saw the Marc Anthony concert, and really enjoyed it. Especially the fact that is was so close to home with a major headliner. I would go back for other concerts.

Visited November 2011
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Gulfport, Florida
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241 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Love this theater!”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

We have been a couple of times for the symphony. The quality of the performances is top notch, parking is organized and easy to get in and out. Very classy atmosphere and beautiful views on the water. Nice building.

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Kerrville, Texas
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187 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Wonderful theatre in downtown St.Pete's waterfront district”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

The Mahaffety has had many renovations recently, including new management. Everything they have done is an improvement. There is a simple and classic elegance of the common areas and they are well laid out for crowds. The theatre itself is well appointed, there is good visibility from even the last row and the acoustics are fine.

A parking garage is on-site and charges $5; limited no-cost parking is available.

The building has a wonderful deck outside that looks over the St.Petersburg waterfront to the east and the new Salvador Dali Museum to the south.

They have an appealing line-up of performances, are promoting it aggressively, and it seems they are on the right track for success.

Visited January 2012
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful venue!”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

Saw Diana Ross last night. My first time to Mahaffey and was impressed. The theatre is modern, clean, well staffed and a great place to see any show, in my opinion.

Visited February 2012
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