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Mahaffey Theater

400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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dwight yokem was great...the food was baaaad!!!..everyone got sick! want my $ back please.

They said the concert started at 7...lie! did't start till 8:30..Some terrible sickin band played... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Port Richey, Florida
Tony Bennett brings down the House!

Went to see Tony Bennett at The Mahaffey Theater last night. Wow what a great show. The acoustics... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
St. Petersburg, 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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

They said the concert started at 7...lie! did't start till 8:30..Some terrible sickin band played for 1 hour first. Not country at all! Everyone started walking out! Food was the worst I ever had..30 bucks??? Huh?? Micky Dees would have been better than that "Muck...More

Thank btrudell27
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Went to see Tony Bennett at The Mahaffey Theater last night. Wow what a great show. The acoustics were great the show started on time plenty of available parking and the staff were very helpful and courteous.Our seats where very comfortable and they let us...More

Thank DeanoVino
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Not disappointed! Tony was amazing, elegant, warm, beautiful. Everything we had hoped for. Theatre is beautiful & comfortable. Staff was very helpful $ gracious. Sound system allowed us, even though we were in the balcony, to hear every word, note, without a problem. Too bad...More

Thank MJK41
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our before show buffet dinner and then the wonderful music of Benise who last year was on PBS. He was very engaging with the audience. The seat were very comfortable.

Thank gambler1NJ
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Saw "YES" there in concert, easy parking on site just a short walk to theater. Nice auditorium. Surrounding area can be confusing with one way streets, Garmin got me there with out incident.

Thank koikichi
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited this theater twice in four days first to see smokey Robinson, then Dionne Warwick. I love this venue it is just the right size every concert I have been here has been memorable great Stars great Venue. Staff very helpful, security very good and...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Mahaffey Theater is a live theater venue, which is just the right size. I will return. The location is on the water so you have a nice place to rest and relax after or before the show. The mariner is just across the street and...More

Thank steven d
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

FIRST, the only negative is a problem with sketchy ticket pricing. While in the lobby, I checked online for tickets to an upcoming concert. Online showed only $89 tickets were left. I went to the box office and bought tickets for $52. At the later...More

Thank HokieDuo
Reviewed 5 February 2017

First, the performance by the Florida Orchestra and Itzhak Perlman was fantastic. The experience was marred by having to endure metal detectors, a search of my very small purse and the humiliation of the elderly man in front of me who was asked if he...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Easy to find, park, and enter, this venue doesn't seem to have a bad seat in the house. Refreshment line was a bit long and somewhat slow, but manageable. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and thought this theater is so wonderful that we will surely...More

Thank WarmWeatherPlease013
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23 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.