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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

Be Inspired St. Pete
Friday, December 4, 2015 4:00pm

Billy F. Gibbons
Sunday, November 29, 2015 7:00pm

Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas-The Symphony Tour
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7:30pm

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert Series
Thursday, December 17, 2015 11:00am
An Old World Christmas

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: A Tchaikovsky Celebration
Thursday, January 14, 2016 11:00am
Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: An Old World Christmas
Thursday, December 17, 2015 11:00am

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Handel's Messiah
Saturday, December 5, 2015 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Mozart and More
Saturday, January 23, 2016 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Masterworks: New Year's Waltz
Saturday, January 9, 2016 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Pops: Holiday Pops
Saturday, December 12, 2015 2:00pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops: The Fabulous Forties
Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:00pm
J.B. Smoove
Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:00pm
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Saturday, December 26, 2015 12:00pm
Saturday, December 26, 2015 4:00pm
Saturday, December 26, 2015 8:00pm

Shen Yun
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8:00pm
St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show
Thursday, December 3, 2015 10:00am
Friday, December 4, 2015 10:00am
Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00am
Sunday, December 6, 2015 10:00am

State Ballet Theater of Russia: Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, January 2, 2016 7:30pm
The Family Blessing (formerly The Chocolate Nutcracker)
Saturday, December 19, 2015 7:30pm
Sunday, December 20, 2015 2:00pm

The Magic of Christmas starring The New York Tenors
Saturday, November 28, 2015 8:00pm

Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute
Friday, January 8, 2016 8:00pm

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Mahaffey Theater - Downtown St. Petersburg