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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

An Evening with Pat Metheny
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 7:30pm
Billy Gardell
Friday, January 13, 2017 8:00pm
Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger
Sunday, January 15, 2017 7:00pm
Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:30pm
Elvis Lives
Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:30pm
Five Irish Tenors
Friday, January 20, 2017 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: Young at Heart
Thursday, February 2, 2017 11:00am
Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: Best of Ballet
Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:00am

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: Symphony in C
Thursday, January 26, 2017 11:00am
Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: Taste of Russia
Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:00am
Florida Orchestra Gala
Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:00pm
Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Brahms, Mozart & Mendelssohn
Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony
Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Holiday Pops
Saturday, December 10, 2016 2:00pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops: Bravo Broadway
Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Rock Series: David Bowie
Friday, February 3, 2017 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra: Legend of Zelda
Friday, December 16, 2016 8:00pm

Great Russian Nutcracker
Monday, December 26, 2016 3:00pm
Monday, December 26, 2016 7:00pm
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 7:00pm

Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Sunday, January 22, 2017 3:00pm
Lauryn Hill
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 7:30pm

Michael Carbonaro
Thursday, December 29, 2016 7:30pm

Mistletoe Show
Friday, December 9, 2016 7:00pm

Swan Lake
Friday, December 30, 2016 7:30pm

Terry Fator: It Starts Tonight
Sunday, January 29, 2017 7:00pm
The 5th Dimension
Friday, January 6, 2017 8:00pm
The Family Blessing (formerly The Chocolate Nutcracker)
Saturday, December 17, 2016 2:30pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 7:30pm

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Mahaffey Theater - Downtown St. Petersburg