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Mahaffey Theater

400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Nice Venue

Great staff and comfortable seating. Sound was very good, but not quite as nice as expected for a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jim G
Lakeland, Florida
Another great day at the Mahaffey

We are long-time season ticket holders for the Florida Symphony Coffee Concert series; and though... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Charles H
Homosassa, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great acoustics” (16 reviews)
“box seats” (6 reviews)
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400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great staff and comfortable seating. Sound was very good, but not quite as nice as expected for a concert hall. Clean bathrooms, efficient beverage service. Definitely recommended for shows.

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are long-time season ticket holders for the Florida Symphony Coffee Concert series; and though it is a 150 mile round trip it is a day we thoroughly enjoy. The orchestra is fabulous and the principal guest conductor, Stuart Malina, is over the top good...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there on November 19th to see the Australian Bee Gees. Parking was very easy as we bought a parking pass along with our tickets. The theater is a great place to see a show. I don't believe there is a bad seat in...More

Thank Vern O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been fans since their first CD and looked forward to our first live performance. The music, the sound system, the performers and the theater did not disappoint. While there may be some bad seats at the Mahaffey, I have never...More

Thank TimD1956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My experience with the Mahaffey starts out back in April when I purchased tickets easy helpful staff. Now to pick up will call , no wait just show ID then in line to see the show !! THis theater is beautiful clean The staff were...More

Thank MelReese
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good acoustics. Nice seats. Wide rows. Plenty of room to scoot by seated patrons. Men’s rooms are way too small with one stall and 2 urinals. At intermission you can spend the whole time on line. Location is in a hot spot of saint Pete....More

1  Thank Averagejoe001
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Saw Tracy Morgan. Very nice place. The seating was good. I was in the 17th row and I saw the stage just fine. They don't let you take cameras in the theater and they have pouches for your cell phone so you can't use them...More

Thank FCalvin
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We saw the orchestra perform Tchaikovsky with the 1812 overture as the grand finale. The venue is great. Small,comfortable temperature, seating comfortable and nobodies heads in the way! I will definitely be back.

Thank Madmom17
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Saw John Mulaney in concert last night. All of the theatre attendants and bar servers were exceptionally helpful and friendly. The outdoor fascade was unique and the indoor theatre was neat and nice. In a great location downtown accessible to many restaurants and set up...More

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Saw John Mulaney on his Kid Gorgeous tour. The theater was nice and clean. All the staff was very professional. I had balcony seating and the only issue I had was that there isn't a lot of leg room between rows. Other than that it...More

Thank nickis89
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Mark H
28 November 2017|
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Response from MelReese | Reviewed this property |
Casual unless it's a formal occasion like the symphony or the ballet or an Opera! Then a little nicer dress,suit.
21 October 2017|
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Response from dw18606 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of restaurant nearby ... by the water if you go outside the theater and walk to the right.... Can find out by googling "restaurants nearby" ...... Downtown St. Pete by the water area and Central Avenue are the usual hot... More
22 June 2017|
Response from WarmWeatherPlease013 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure what type of ticket you've purchased, so I recommend contacting the box office.