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Singers, bands, comedians and orchestras have been gracing the Mahaffey Theater stage since its opening in 1965.

With more than 2,000 seats in the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, people can have an intimate experience and a clear view of their favorite performers from any angle. Audiences have enjoyed legendary performers, including Diana Ross, Jerry Seinfeld and Tony Bennett, since the theater’s latest renovation and management change in 2011. The Mahaffey is also a home stage for the renowned Florida Orchestra, and supports other successful programs such as Class Acts, which allows students to have a real-life performing arts experience. The theater, featuring elaborate glass atriums that face Tampa Bay, blends with downtown St. Pete’s vibrant architecture, including its neighbor, the Dali Museum.

Company Overview

Company Name

The Mahaffey Theater

Year Established



The Mahaffey Theater's 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.

Core values/mission statement

Our mission is to engage the community in arts, entertainment, and popular culture that makes us feel more, laugh louder and think harder

Company Leadership


Big3 Entertainment Group is the parent company of Big3 Records, Big3 Studios, and Bill Edwards Presents, Inc. Encompassing a full spectrum of services including recording, music delivery, venue management, live event promotion and production, Big3 Entertainment Group is a team of experienced and hands on industry veterans whose passion for the music business parallels that of its Chairman and CEO Bill Edwards. Big3 Entertainment Group is based in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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