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.
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