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“Love the Intimate Feel!”
Review of Mahaffey Theater

Mahaffey Theater
Ranked #20 of 130 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.
Apollo Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Love the Intimate Feel!”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We have been to many shows around the Tampa Bay area and the Mahaffey is one of our favorite venues. We live in Apollo Beach, Florida and we love everything about this place. (next door to the Dali) Parking is well done, entrance is well done, venue is classic and clean. View is amazing on the water. Star studded events and the seats are great. Would have to say not a bad seat in the place. Although I have not been up to the balcony before. The Mahaffey offers the best prices for great entainment. We love the short drive there, we are able to go directly in and exit quickly to interstate. Its not a gigantic venue where you could be overwhelmed, its very intimate, you can see the stage from all angles and the seats are very comfortable. The seats and rows are very well spaced and not on top of eachother, they are comfortable making the experience even better. Go early, treat yourself- There are several Restaurants within walking distance.

Visited July 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Live theater and shows in St. Pete”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great venue for concerts, shows, theater, whatever.
Good seating with good views. World class entertainers at a reasonable ticket price and no extra fees tacked on when you buy a ticket on line!

Visited July 2013
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Anoter Gem on St. Pete's Waterfront”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Gorgeous venue.
Home of the Florida Orchestra as well as special acts. Everything from coffee concerts to .Las vegas headlineers.

Visited May 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“What a BEAUTIFUL Live theater!!!! A true Gem”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a true treasure in St Pete. Sitting right at the harbors edge in down town. The moment you drive into the parking lot- you notice how clean, and well maintained the grounds and the building are. Everyone of the staff and the volunteers truly care about the theater , the show and the customers. There are drink serving and snacks available. Lots of great seating in and out to enjoy your pre- show drinks.
Once inside the theater- IT WAS SO PRETTY. The building is maintained to a premium the levels are so pretty, the woodwork well cared for. There is not a bad seat in the whole house. The sound is outstanding!!! Way to Go St Pete!!!!!!!

Visited March 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great theater!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Mahaffey Theater has a great variety of shows to see throughout the year. The theater is nice and clean. You can great deals on tickets here. I've gone to many shows here including America's Got Talent last year.

Visited November 2012
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