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Mahaffey Theater

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Categories: Event venue, Music venue, Performing Arts

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

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: Full bar

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 Beatles Tribute
Friday, March 13, 2015 8:00pm

Arrival: The Music of ABBA
Friday, October 24, 2014 8:00pm

Ballroom With a Twist
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:00pm

Chef Robert Irvine LIVE
Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:00pm

Chi Chi's Christmas for Kids
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 5:15pm

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra's Holiday Pops
Sunday, December 7, 2014 7:00pm

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Friday, November 28, 2014 8:00pm

Colors of Christmas
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:30pm

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: Magic, Mystery and Music
Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:00am

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: No Strings Attached
Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:00am

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: Symphony A La Carte
Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:00am

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Barber's Violin Concerto
Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Carmina Burana
Saturday, November 15, 2014 8:00pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 2:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: New World Symphony
Saturday, December 6, 2014 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Fiesta! An Evening with the Mambo Kings
Saturday, November 1, 2014 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Home For the Holidays
Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:00pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 2:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Vegas and the Rat Pack
Saturday, November 22, 2014 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Special Concert: Ocean Voyagers
Saturday, November 8, 2014 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Special Concert: Pixar in Concert
Saturday, November 29, 2014 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
Saturday, January 17, 2015 8:00pm

Friday, November 14, 2014 8:30pm

Indigo Girls
Friday, February 27, 2015 8:00pm

Kenny Rogers: Christmas & Hits
Sunday, November 30, 2014 7:00pm

Masters of Illusion: Believe the Impossible
Friday, February 20, 2015 8:00pm

Merle Haggard
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:30pm

Mike Birbiglia
Friday, November 21, 2014 8:00pm

Mistletoe Show
Friday, December 19, 2014 7:30pm

One Night of Queen
Thursday, March 19, 2015 7:30pm

Patti LaBelle
Sunday, November 16, 2014 7:00pm

Phillip Phillips
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:30pm

Pink Floyd Experience
Friday, March 6, 2015 8:00pm

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Sunday, January 18, 2015 2:00pm

Ramsey Lewis and Philip Bailey
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 7:30pm

Smokey Robinson
Sunday, April 12, 2015 7:00pm

Terry Fator
Sunday, November 23, 2014 7:00pm

The Florida Orchestra Gala Featuring Yo-Yo Ma
Saturday, January 31, 2015 7:00pm

The Price Is Right Live
Sunday, April 26, 2015 7:00pm

Wild Kratts Live
Sunday, February 15, 2015 2:00pm

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Mahaffey Theater - Downtown St. Petersburg