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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

Brian Wilson
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:30pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Saturday, October 1, 2016 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Jeremy Denk Plays Ravel
Saturday, October 22, 2016 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie
Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:00pm
Florida Orchestra Rock Series: Daryl Stuermer: The Music of Genesis
Friday, October 14, 2016 8:00pm
Hootie and the Blowfish
Saturday, September 17, 2016 6:00pm

Jeffrey Osborne and Gerald Albright
Sunday, October 23, 2016 7:00pm
Jill Scott
Thursday, September 1, 2016 7:30pm

Mike Mills and Robert McDuffie
Friday, October 21, 2016 8:00pm
Thunder From Down Under
Sunday, September 18, 2016 7:00pm

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Mahaffey Theater - Downtown St. Petersburg