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.
Florida Orchestra Pre-Performance DinnerSat, April 01, 06:00 pm
TFO Masterworks: Beethoven & RachmaninoffSat, April 01, 08:00 pm
Whisperin' Bill Anderson at The PalladiumWed, April 05, 07:30 pm
TFO Masterworks: Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1Sat, April 08, 08:00 pm
Defending the Caveman at The PalladiumSat, April 08, 08:00 pm
Rock Stars & StripesFri, April 14, 08:00 pm
TFO Coffee Concert: French BonbonsThu, April 20, 11:00 am
One Night of Queen Pre-Performance DinnerFri, April 21, 06:30 pm
One Night of QueenFri, April 21, 08:00 pm
Say Goodnight Gracie at The PalladiumSat, April 22, 08:00 pm
TFO POPS: Singin’ and Swingin’: A Century of EllaSat, April 22, 08:00 pm
Ron WhiteFri, April 28, 07:00 pm
Ron WhiteFri, April 28, 10:00 pm
TFO Masterworks: Symphonie FantastiqueSat, April 29, 08:00 pm
TFO MASTERWORKS: Symphonie FantastiqueSun, April 30, 02:00 pm