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Mahaffey Theater

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Categories: 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

Best of the Bay
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:00pm
Craft Beer Experience
Saturday, August 22, 2015 4:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3
Saturday, October 3, 2015 8:00pm
Jill Scott
Sunday, August 9, 2015 7:00pm

Keith Sweat
Saturday, September 5, 2015 8:00pm
Shut Up and Laugh
Saturday, September 12, 2015 8:00pm
Tango Lovers
Friday, September 18, 2015 8:00pm

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Mahaffey Theater - Downtown St. Petersburg