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Mahaffey Theater

400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Beautiful- Every seat is a Great seat

Went to see Maxwell!! The ushers are charming. They seam like retirees from St Pete. The theater... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
via mobile
Gorgeous Venue

We love the Mahaffey theatre! Not a bad seat in the house! Comfortable seating. Make sure you... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Clearwater, 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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Maxwell!! The ushers are charming. They seam like retirees from St Pete. The theater is built in such a way that there is no bad seat! The sound was amazing, the theater is beautiful and I love the location! A wonderful evening!!

Thank coopkid23
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We love the Mahaffey theatre! Not a bad seat in the house! Comfortable seating. Make sure you arrive early to soak in the outside views from the second level!

Thank BarbaraJanusik63
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

I love Mahafey, for concerts the acoustics are great, seating comfortable, with any seat being great in the theater. I've had season tickets to TFO for over 20 years here and staff is very nice especially the volunteers. My only complaint is that I wish...More

Thank RobinniborS
Reviewed 30 May 2017

My Wife and I had an Awesome time...We are platinum Members of the theater and love this place... the people are amazing and the Facility is always very clean and modern...We love the pit seats...Just wish we could dance in the Isle...A Great place and...More

Thank dutchbaker76
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Went for a Todd Rundgren concert yesterday. Haven't been there for many years but the performance hall is absolutely beautiful, both outside and inside. Sound is great and dress circle seats provided a great view of the performance. The outside area with the Dali museum...More

Thank dw18606
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I wasn't too sure about the venue, but now that I've gone, it's a really nice place and I'd definitely go again. I sat in the Orchestra circle towards the back, but was still able to see and hear everything well. Also my tickets were...More

Thank mizbombshell
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We saw One Night of Queen with another couple at Mahaffey Theatre. This is a great venue. The parking, staff, seats, sound... Everything made it a great night. A real unexpected boost came from the folks who directed traffic, both in and out of the...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Attended One Night of Queen starring Gary Mullen. must say he brought the house down excellent show at the Mahaffey a first class venue in St, Petersburg. The acoustics are great and there isn't a bad seat in the building. I had an accident a...More

Thank jim f
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday evening to see a Queen tribute band . Fantastic night great facility even on a hot day with a full house it was cool. The staff are very friendly and helpful. All the facilities where good. Car park a strange...More

Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Of course, the reason you go here is for the concert, not the venue. But, we ate at a lovely place on Beach Drive and then walked down Bayshore to arrive in plenty of time for the FL Orchestra.

Thank MissLaughsALot
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22 June 2017|
Response from WarmWeatherPlease013 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure what type of ticket you've purchased, so I recommend contacting the box office.
25 December 2016|
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Response from ladybug_24401 | Reviewed this property |
The balcony is the best place to watch in my opinion. We sit in the balcony. Great sound and great view.