Plan Your Visit
The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – The Mahaffey is located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg, on the water’s edge overlooking Tampa Bay within walking distance to unique shops, fine dining, and renowned cultural museums. The Mahaffey is easily accessible from both the Tampa International Airport and the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport and just a short drive from world famous beaches, professional sports arenas and a myriad of outdoor recreational activities.
Take I-275 (south from Tampa, north from Bradenton/Sarasota) to exit 22 (I-175).
Follow Route I-175 (it will become 5th Avenue South) to 1st Street South. The Mahaffey will be in front of you.
Turn left onto 1st Street South and turn right at Gate #1.
From there, follow the directions given by the parking attendants.
Convenient on-site parking is available! Please enter from our Main Entrance located at 400 First St SE.
We suggest arriving at least 45 minutes before show time and enjoy a cocktail from one of our full-liquor bars.
As a courtesy to the performers and audience, latecomers are only seated at the management’s discretion.
Recommended Uber/Lyft pickup location is on Bayshore Drive, on the east side of the Theater, near the fountain.