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“Recently renovated”
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.
St Pete beach, Florida
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32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Recently renovated”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

Beautiful theatre and adjoining space next to the Dali Museum. Florida Orchestra shows are incredibly entertaining. Attend a show at least once a month.

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Bradenton, Florida
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137 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Great theater”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

This is a beautiful theater is a great location. The inside is lovely and very condusive to whatever play is showing.

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St. Petersburg, FL
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Newly remodeled - very nice”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

Bill Edwards' management group have done some wonderful things to bring this venue to life. The new remodel provides some seating in the lobby where there was none before. Interesting art to absorb as you sip a beverage before the performance. The Mahaffey is located on the St. Petersburg waterfront so it has lovely views. In addition to Tampa Bay, the glass wall allows views of the also newly renovated (and relocated) Dali museum.. Quite lovely. Plenty of restrooms, kept tidy. Multiple bars keep lines at a minimum. They also offer some fancy deserts. The auditorium is lovely. Get box seats if you can. The comfortable seats are situated far enough apart to make it easier to navigate to the center of the row. Be careful though, especially as you enter the mezzanine. There are unexpected step ups that are not well lit, and too easy to trip on. The facility also has rooms and halls to rent for special occasions.

Visited March 2012
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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
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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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