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Mahaffey Theater

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Categories: Attraction, Music venue, Event venue, Performing Arts

Features: Beach/Waterfront, Date night, Outdoor seating, Private room

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: Full bar

Parking: Garage

More in this neighborhood: Downtown St. Petersburg

The Mahaffey Theater is a bayside jewel of a concert hall. This 2,030-seat theater has waterfront views and European box-style seating, which is perfect for the orchestra and dance performances it hosts. It's the usual home for Saturday night Florida Orchestra concerts during its season, but it also hosts touring Broadway shows and musical acts. Across the way, past its sweeping lawn, is the newly-constructed Dali Museum, making the entire compound a little waterfront cultural center. If you attend an event, be sure to go early so you can enjoy a beverage upstairs with its gorgeous view of Tampa Bay. Parking is fairly easy in and easy out into a garage.

The Grand Ballroom, Bayview Room, East Atrium and patio areas are available for special events. Through Mahaffey Gourmet, concert ticketholders receive discounts at participating restaurants within walking distance of the theater. Menus are available at the theater concierge.

In 2005, the theater underwent a $20 million renovation, more than doubling the size of the lobby size and adding guest amenities. It is part of the renamed Progress Energy Center for the Arts.

Events at Mahaffey Theater

1964...The Tribute
Friday, March 31, 2017 7:00pm
Benise: Strings of Passion
Friday, February 24, 2017 8:00pm

Brain Candy Live!
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:30pm

Dwight Yoakam
Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:00pm

Equality Florida Gala
Saturday, April 15, 2017 7:00pm
Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: American Celebration
Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:00am
Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: Coffee with Michael
Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:00am

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: French Bonbons
Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:00am
Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Beethoven and Rachmaninoff
Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Mahler's Resurrection Symphony
Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1
Saturday, April 8, 2017 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Masterworks: The Dali Experience
Saturday, March 4, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops: A Night at the Opera
Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops: Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops: Singin’ and Swingin’: A Century of Ella
Saturday, April 22, 2017 8:00pm
One Night of Queen
Friday, April 21, 2017 8:00pm
Rhythm of the Dance
Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:00pm

Saturday Night Fever - The Musical
Friday, March 17, 2017 8:00pm

Tango Lovers
Sunday, March 26, 2017 6:00pm

Tony Bennett
Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:30pm

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Mahaffey Theater - Downtown St. Petersburg