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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

Sunshine City Songwriters Festival
Friday, February 12, 2016 8:00pm
Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
Sunday, March 6, 2016 7:00pm

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: Listen and Laugh
Thursday, March 24, 2016 11:00am
Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: Rhapsody in Blue
Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:00am

Florida Orchestra Family Concerts: Peter and the Wolf
Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00am

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4
Saturday, February 20, 2016 12:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Brahms - A German Requiem
Saturday, March 12, 2016 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto
Saturday, April 2, 2016 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Ravel and Brahms
Saturday, February 27, 2016 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: A Valentine's Pops
Saturday, February 13, 2016 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: And the Tony Goes To
Saturday, April 9, 2016 2:00pm
Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Red Hot Blues
Saturday, March 5, 2016 8:00pm

Journey to Planet Earth: Dispatches from the Gulf
Monday, February 29, 2016 7:00pm

Loretta Lynn
Sunday, February 21, 2016 7:00pm

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell
Friday, February 12, 2016 8:00pm
Rhythm in the Night: Irish Dance Spectacular
Friday, April 1, 2016 8:00pm
Sinatra Sings Sinatra: The Centennial Celebration
Thursday, March 17, 2016 7:30pm
The Florida Orchestra Presents Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4
Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:00pm

To Life: To the Arts
Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:00pm

Todd Rundgren
Sunday, February 14, 2016 7:00pm

Tony Bennett
Monday, March 7, 2016 7:30pm

Travis Tritt
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 7:30pm

Two Man Group
Saturday, March 19, 2016 8:00pm
Wild Kratts Live!
Friday, February 19, 2016 7:00pm

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Mahaffey Theater - Downtown St. Petersburg