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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

An Evening with Pat Metheny
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 7:30pm

Benise: Strings of Passion
Friday, February 24, 2017 8:00pm
Brain Candy Live!
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:30pm
Dionne Warwick
Sunday, February 12, 2017 3:00pm

Dwight Yoakam
Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:00pm
Elvis Lives
Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:30pm
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:00pm

Five Irish Tenors
Friday, January 20, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: American Celebration
Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:00am
Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: Young at Heart
Thursday, February 2, 2017 11:00am

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: Symphony in C
Thursday, January 26, 2017 11:00am

Florida Orchestra Gala With Itzhak Perlman
Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Beethovan's Symphony No. 2
Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Brahms, Mozart & Mendelssohn
Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Mahler's Resurrection Symphony
Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Masterworks: The Dali Experience
Saturday, March 4, 2017 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Pops: Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Rock Series: David Bowie
Friday, February 3, 2017 8:00pm

Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Sunday, January 22, 2017 3:00pm

Loretta Lynn
Friday, February 17, 2017 8:00pm

Masters of Illusion
Monday, February 20, 2017 7:30pm
Rhythm of the Dance
Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:00pm
Smokey Robinson
Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:30pm

Terry Fator: It Starts Tonight
Sunday, January 29, 2017 7:00pm

Tony Bennett
Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:30pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 8:00pm

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Mahaffey Theater - Downtown St. Petersburg