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“Comfortable place to listen to a presentation”
Review of Mahaffey Theater

Mahaffey Theater
Ranked #20 of 129 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. Petersburg, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Comfortable place to listen to a presentation”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

This theater is easy to visit with parking, venue and presentations. It is nice to view the surrounding area while in the glass entrance.

Visited May 2012
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Great Concert Hall!”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

I have the Florida Orchestra Series that performs in this Hall. The acoustics are good, the snack and champagne bars provide nice food and drink before and during intermission. The snack bar sells tasty desserts with coffee. The Concert Hall faces the Dali Museum

Visited May 2012
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Excellent Theatre venue for a variety of shows”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Saw the Nutcracker Suite (December) and Shen Yun (chinese interpretative and historical dance) here. The venue is easy to use (great parking), seats comfortable and almost all seating
has an excellent view and acoustics. Clean and safe on the St. Petersburg waterfront with many fine restaurants nearby.

Visited December 2011
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maitland, florida
Level 6 Contributor
328 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
“An Intimate Theater Experience”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

The Miss Florida Teen Sunshine Pageant was at this theater. Hundreds of children performing on stage. The location on the marina was spectacular. The consessions were very expensive but I expected that ahead of time. It was an all around nice time. We were there for 5 days with the pageant. Oh and parking was normally free until the big event then it was only $5.00. Bonus STARBUCKS was across the street so I got my fix every day HAHA.

Visited July 2012
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The Real Deal”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

In the past months we have seen Gladys Knight and the Queen Tribute show, and both times were very pleased with the quality of programming and the expansive venue. The waterfront location adds to the feeling of an evening out, and seeing a music legend ten minutes from home is great! Easy parking and smooth flow of people within the property. An asset to the community.

Visited April 2012
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