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“Beautiful theater and lovely setting”
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.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful theater and lovely setting”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

It is worth your while to visit this theater to see the setting, directly on Tampa Bay overlooking the Pier and adjacent to the Salvadore Dali museum. The theater interior is lovely also. However they do not book many big name acts, which needs to be addressed for this to be the main venue in a city of the arts like St. Pete.

Visited October 2013
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Naples, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Collective Soul 2 Mar 14”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

What an fantastic venue for a show. NOT a bad seat in the house, plus every person gets a chance for a free upgrade to the front row buy texting a code before the show. We also enquired about Foundation Membership and were treated to the VIP Experience which included free VIP laminates, meet and greet with the Band and exclusive entry to the VIP lounge with all of it's amenities. As for the building itself, it's located on the shores of Tampa Bay and the building is ultra modern in design and it's use of glass is a highlight in itself.
I would not hesitate to see any show in this unique building and recommend it to everyone.

Visited March 2014
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Tampa, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Saw the Black Honkeys there at a benefit for Alpha House. The venue was great. They really did a beautiful job with the benefit it was really well done with lots of different things up for silent auction. I will plan on going to this benefit again.

Visited February 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
261 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2014

The venues here are great. The theater is well manicured. I would say it is one of the best. The inside of this hidden gem is pleasantly laid out. It doesn't really matter where your positioned in the theater, your sure to enjoy the venue. We just saw Masters of Illusions here...and wow, what a show. Great lighting, sound and comfort. We will be back for more lights, camera, action soon!

Visited February 2014
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Holiday, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Concert, performance”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

I went to Mahaffey twice three weeks ago. First, I watched QOTSA then a performance by Shen Yun on China history. Both event was well-organized and the kindness of the stuff can't be overemphasized. I would come back again with pleasure, visiting this theater was a great experience.

Visited February 2014
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