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History


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.

< March 2018 >
S M T W T F S
1
TFO Coffee Concert: Center Stage
Thu, March 01, 11:00 am
2
Celtic Woman Pre-Show Dinner
Fri, March 02, 06:30 pm
Celtic Woman Homecoming Live
Fri, March 02, 08:00 pm
3
FLORIDA ORCHESTRA PRE-PERFORMANCE DINNER
Sat, March 03, 06:00 pm
TFO Pops: Hot Latin Nights with The Mambo Kings
Sat, March 03, 08:00 pm
4
The Righteous Brothers Pre-Performance Dinner
Sun, March 04, 05:30 pm
The Righteous Brothers
Sun, March 04, 07:00 pm
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1112 13
Audra McDonald Pre-Performance Dinner
Tue, March 13, 06:00 pm
An Evening with Audra McDonald
Tue, March 13, 07:30 pm
14
Kingston Trio Pre-Performance Dinner
Wed, March 14, 06:00 pm
Kingston Trio
Wed, March 14, 07:30 pm
15
TFO Coffee Concert: Beethoven!
Thu, March 15, 11:00 am
TAO: Drum Heart Pre-Performance Dinner
Thu, March 15, 06:00 pm
TAO: Drum Heart
Thu, March 15, 07:30 pm
16
1964 Pre-Performance Dinner
Fri, March 16, 06:30 pm
1964: The Tribute
Fri, March 16, 08:00 pm
17
Jason Mraz Pre-Performance Dinner
Sat, March 17, 06:30 pm
An Evening With Jason Mraz, Solo Acoustic
Sat, March 17, 08:00 pm
18
Cirque Eloize Pre-Performance Dinner
Sun, March 18, 05:30 pm
Cirque Eloize Saloon
Sun, March 18, 07:00 pm
19 20
Million Dollar Quartet Pre-Performance Dinner
Tue, March 20, 06:00 pm
Million Dollar Quartet
Tue, March 20, 07:30 pm
21
Shen Yun
Wed, March 21, 07:30 pm
22
Shen Yun
Thu, March 22, 02:00 pm
23
Shen Yun
Fri, March 23, 07:30 pm
24
Shen Yun
Sat, March 24, 02:00 pm
Shen Yun
Sat, March 24, 07:30 pm
25
Shen Yun
Sun, March 25, 02:00 pm
26
13th Annual Youth International Ballet Competition
Mon, March 26, 12:00 pm
27
13th Annual Youth International Ballet Competition
Tue, March 27, 08:00 am
28
13th Annual Youth International Ballet Competition
Wed, March 28, 08:00 am
29
13th Annual Youth International Ballet Competition
Thu, March 29, 09:00 am
13th Annual Youth International Ballet Competition - Gala
Thu, March 29, 08:00 pm
30
Dennis Miller Pre-Performance Dinner
Fri, March 30, 06:30 pm
Dennis Miller
Fri, March 30, 08:00 pm
31
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Sat, March 31, 03:00 pm


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