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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

Arturo Sandoval
Friday, June 23, 2017 8:00pm
Bell Biv DeVoe
Sunday, May 14, 2017 7:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Beethoven's Emperor Concerto
Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Symphonie Fantastique
Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops: The American Songbook: Then and Now
Saturday, May 13, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Rock Series: The Music of Journey
Friday, May 5, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra: Family Concerts
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00am

Jamey Johnson
Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:30pm

Mayor's Youth Showcase of Achievement
Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:00pm

Powered Up
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:00pm

Ron White
Friday, April 28, 2017 7:00pm
Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00pm

Todd Rundgren
Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:00pm

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Mahaffey Theater - Downtown St. Petersburg