Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg, the newly renovated Duke Energy Center for the Arts - The Mahaffey Theater is a 2,031-seat cultural jewel featuring elegant ballroom space, spectacular waterfront views, and European box-style seating. Just steps away from the culturally vibrant Downtown and minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-famous museums, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, classical, pop, rock, comedy, dance, family, and the renowned Florida Orchestra. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
The facility first opened in the Spring of 1965 as part of the Bayfront Center entertainment complex. It was first renovated in 1987-1988 and at that time was renamed The Mahaffey Theater for the Performing Arts, for a St. Petersburg family who contributed significantly to the capital campaign.
Progress Energy and the City of St. Petersburg announced a 20-year partnership to rename the facility Progress Energy Center for the Arts that will feature visual and performing arts - including the newly renovated Mahaffey, the offices of the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts, the Center Plaza Waterfront Park and the new home of the Salvador Dali Museum. When Progress Energy merged with Duke Energy in 2012, the facility was renamed Duke Energy Center for the Arts.
Its beautiful setting, unparalleled entertainment and proximity to the lively downtown St. Petersburg area make Duke Energy Center for the Arts - The Mahaffey, THE live performance venue in the Tampa Bay area.
Tony Bennett Pre-Performance DinnerThu, March 02, 05:30 pm
Tony BennettThu, March 02, 07:30 pm
Awakening Your Light: An Awakening Into the Sun Festival eventSat, March 04, 10:00 am
TFO Masterworks: The Dali ExperienceSat, March 04, 08:00 pm
Dwight Yoakam Pre-Performance DinnerSun, March 05, 05:30 pm
The Yardbirds With Vanilla Fudge at The PalladiumSun, March 05, 07:00 pm
Dwight YoakamSun, March 05, 07:00 pm
An Evening with George Winston at The PalladiumWed, March 08, 07:30 pm
Brain Candy Live! Pre-Performance DinnerWed, March 15, 06:00 pm
Brain Candy Live!Wed, March 15, 07:30 pm
Saturday Night Fever Pre-Performance DinnerFri, March 17, 06:30 pm
Saturday Night Fever - The MusicalFri, March 17, 08:00 pm
Florida Orchestra Pre-Performance DinnerSat, March 18, 06:00 pm
TFO Masterworks: Mahlerís Resurrection SymphonySat, March 18, 08:00 pm
TFO COFFEE CONCERT: Coffee With MichaelThu, March 23, 11:00 am
Chubby Checker and the Wildcats at The PalladiumThu, March 23, 07:30 pm
TFO Masterworks: A Night at the OperaSat, March 25, 08:00 pm
Tango Lovers Pre-Performance DinnerSun, March 26, 04:30 pm
Tango LoversSun, March 26, 06:00 pm
12th Annual Youth International Ballet Competition presented by ADC|IBCMon, March 27, 11:45 am
12th Annual Youth International Ballet Competition presented by ADC|IBCTue, March 28, 07:45 am
12th Annual Youth International Ballet Competition presented by ADC|IBCWed, March 29, 07:45 am
Awards Gala of the ADC|IBC International Ballet CompetitionThu, March 30, 07:00 pm
1964 The Tribute Pre-Performance DinnerFri, March 31, 06:30 pm
"1964" ... The TributeFri, March 31, 08:00 pm