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Mahaffey Theater

400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Drove 2 hours for our first show to see Loretta Lynn We were not dissapointed at all.. very nice... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2016
lilwhisprs
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Estero, Florida
So lovely on the inside!

Though a bit small, this building is breathtaking. Good place for a wedding! The shows I've seen... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
Emily A
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Austin, Texas
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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.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
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Reviewed February 22, 2016

Drove 2 hours for our first show to see Loretta Lynn We were not dissapointed at all.. very nice Theater. Parking was $10 bucks not bad. Nice seating, clean, pretty and friendly. We will definitely make this drive again..

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Reviewed February 18, 2016

Though a bit small, this building is breathtaking. Good place for a wedding! The shows I've seen here have all been unique and pleasing

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Reviewed February 9, 2016

The only reason I'm giving this a 4 instead of 5, is because they have nowhere outside the theatre to get coffee before a show. You have to wait until the lobby opens to access the 2nd floor coffee/snack area. They won't even let you...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2016

Bought 2 tickets to "Masters of Illusion", over an hour's drive from where we were visiting at Longboat Key, FL. Easy access to $10 parking right next to the Theater. Theater was beautiful, I believe 4 bars , announcements such as "10 min to showtime,...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2016

Have seen numerous plays and concerts at the Mahaffey and it never disappoints. Wonderful, comfortable venue that sets you at ease to enjoy whatever presentation you attend. Fronts Tampa Bay--a very scenic setting in downtown St. Pete. Do yourself a favor and see a show...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed February 4, 2016

What a beautiful venue. Comfortable seating. Great acoustics. The staff is extremely pleasant and helpful. The theater is set up very conveniently. I've been to many other venues (including Ruth Eckerd Hall of which I am a member) and I think the seating @ The...More

Thank Karen O
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Reviewed January 22, 2016

My oldest daughter and I were given tickets to the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker which was being preformed at the Mahaffey Theater on December 26th. The Mahaffey Theater is located in Downtown St Pete, on the same lot as the Dali Museum. The property...More

Thank Bernadette C
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Reviewed January 17, 2016

My wife loves it when I surprise her with Theater tickets! We just saw Shen Yun at the Mahaffey and loved it! The dancing and costumes were exquisite. The orchestra was wonderful! You can't beat the Mahaffey. It so easy to park and stroll right...More

Thank Russell H
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Reviewed December 22, 2015

Was there for 2 Christmas performances in the last week and the sound system is absolutely wonderful..comparable to Carnegie Hall. Since it is the Christmas season, the theater did nothing to "deck the halls" so to speak for the holidays.... One performance, the symphony orchestra...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2015

We went to the Brian Wilson concert and had a wonderful evening. When I called for tickets, the woman was so helpful and recommended some great seats. It made it easier to pay for parking at the same time. The location and appearance of the...More

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edwardslc5
June 15, 2018|
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Response from SusanStPete | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don’t know. Best to call the ticket office to find out.
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Response from dw18606 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are elevators.... and accessible ramps but you would just need to ask someone after you enter the building
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Response from Ray S | Reviewed this property |
Most people that I have seen wear a business casual; but it is Florida--most anything goes using common sense.
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