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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

98 Degrees
Friday, December 8, 2017 8:00pm
Anthony Hamilton
Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:30pm

Anthony Hamilton
Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:00pm

Australian Bee Gees Show
Sunday, November 19, 2017 7:00pm
Bruce Hornsby
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 7:30pm

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live
Friday, November 24, 2017 6:00pm
Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: Sounds of Celebration
Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:00am
Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: Classical America
Thursday, November 9, 2017 11:00am

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7
Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Jeffrey Multer Plays Bruch
Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2
Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture
Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:00pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Holiday Pops
Saturday, December 16, 2017 2:00pm
Florida Orchestra Pops: Marvin Hamlisch and More
Saturday, November 11, 2017 2:00pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:00pm

Ian Anderson
Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:00pm

Irma Thomas
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7:30pm
Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson
Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:00pm

La La Land in Concert
Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:00pm

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:30pm

Michael Carbonaro
Sunday, December 17, 2017 7:00pm
SOLD OUT An Intimate Evening with the Florida Orchestra and Sting
Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:00pm
Sesame Street Live
Friday, October 20, 2017 10:30am
Friday, October 20, 2017 6:00pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 2:00pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:00pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:00pm

St. Pete Run Fest
Sunday, November 19, 2017 7:00am
Tampa Bay Tech Awards
Friday, November 10, 2017 6:30pm

Tracy Morgan
Sunday, November 5, 2017 7:00pm

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Mahaffey Theater - Downtown St. Petersburg