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

Sunday, September 14, 2014 7:30pm

Ira Glass
Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:00pm

Lyle Lovett
Sunday, October 19, 2014 7:00pm

Memphis Soul
Friday, August 8, 2014 8:00pm

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

Morris Day & The Time
Friday, July 11, 2014 8:00pm

Shut Up and Laugh
Friday, August 22, 2014 8:00pm

Steve Harvey
Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:00pm

The Pretty Reckless
Friday, September 19, 2014 8:30pm

Saturday, August 2, 2014 8:00pm

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Mahaffey Theater - Downtown St. Petersburg