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Theaters St. Petersburg Florida

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American Stage Theatre Company

Website: www.americanstage.org
Address: 211 Third St. S, St. Petersburg Florida 33731
Contact: 727-823-7529
American Stage is Tampa Bay's best professional regional equity theatre. Founded in 1977, the company's mission is to create the most satisfying live theatre in the Tampa Bay area, accessible to all members of the community. Their vision is to preserve the greatest human stories from our past, while creating the most defining stories and storytelling of our time. American Stage presents its six play Mainstage Series in its brand new, 182-seat Raymond James Theatre each year. The very popular American Stage in the Park celebrates its 25th Anniversary year. The theatre’s other programming includes: “After Hours” Series, School Tour, and camps and classes for children. The Hough Family Foundation is the Season Sponsors, Raymond James is the Mainstage Sponsor and WUSF 89.7 is the Radio Sponsor of American Stage.Our Season sponsors are the Hough Family Foundation and Bank of America. The Mainstage Season sponsor in Raymond James. WUSF is the official Radio Sponsor of American Stage.

Coliseum Ballroom

Website: www.stpete.org/coliseum
Address: 545 4th Ave. N, St Petersburg FL
Contact: 727.898.2100
A favorite St Petersburg theater venue with a large, ample stage that caters to an older audience with comedy routines as well as to youngsters offering kids musical performances. The South's finest ballroom opens its oak dance floor for everything from ballroom dancing to corporate functions. The historic Coliseum was built in 1924, and purchased by the City of St. Petersburg in 1989. The Coliseum has undergone extensive renovations, making it one of the Tampa Bay area's most unique multi-use facilities. The Coliseum is located in downtown St. Petersburg in the local historic district. Over 800 parking spaces are within convenient walking distance, as are many downtown restaurants, shops & hotels. To make your event the very best, the Coliseum offers open catering and beverage service and a friendly, professional and experienced staff. The architecture and ambiance the Coliseum provides makes the facility flexible and an exciting place to host your next event.

The Coliseum hosts a variety of events such as:
Fund Raisers/Banquets
Trade Shows/Arts & Crafts Fairs
Corporate Functions
Training Seminars
Sock Hops
Dances & Teen Events
Homecoming Balls & Proms
Sporting Events Seating Capacity:
Banquet w/dance floor - 600-800 ( 60" round tables )
Banquet no dance floor - 1600 ( 8' banquet tables )
Dance Floor - 2000
Concert - 2000
Tradeshow - 2000 ( 98 8'x10' booths )    

Jannus Landing

Website: www.jannuslive.com
Address: 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg Florida 33701
Contact: 727-896-2276
Named after Tampa Bay aviation pioneer Tony Jannus and known as Florida's oldest and largest outdoor concert venue, Jannus Landing actually comprises an indoor as well as a popular outdoor show space (Jannus Landing Courtyard). The brick-walled Jannus Landing Courtyard space creates interesting acoustical effects and makes a relatively small and unique concert venue given the big-name performers it attracts. Drawing an eclectic list of artists throughout the year, mostly in the alternative and rock genres, Jannus Landing also houses the Green Room nightclub, popular on non-concert evenings.

Mahaffey Theater

Website: www.mahaffeytheater.com
Address: 400 1st St. S, St Petersburg FL
Contact: 727-898-2100

On the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront, Mahaffey Theater boasts 2,030 seats and European box-style seating, as well as a beautiful ballroom space, a three-story glass curtain wall, a glass-enclosed atrium and stunning views. Mahaffey Theater hosts everything from the Florida Orchestra to Broadway shows, from dance performances and popular music concerts to family entertainment.

Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg, the newly renovated Progress Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater is a 2030-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.

In 2005, the theater underwent a $20 million renovation, more than doubling the Theater’s lobby size and adding desirable guest amenities that were impossible to accommodate in the previous space. That same year, the City of St. Petersburg chose market leader SMG as the facility management company of the Progress Energy Center for the Arts-Mahaffey Theater.  SMG provides facility services to over 200 venues in 41 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada and Europe, and controls over 1.5 million entertainment seats worldwide and 34 performing arts centers nationwide.

The following year, Progress Energy and the City of St. Petersburg announced a 20-year partnership to rename the facility Progress Energy Center for the Arts. The Center will feature visual and performing arts- including the newly renovated Mahaffey Theater, the offices of the Mahaffey Theater Foundation, the Center Plaza Waterfront Park and the new home of the Salvador Dali Museum.

Its beautiful setting, unparalleled entertainment and proximity to the lively downtown St. Petersburg area make Progress Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater THE live performance venue in the Tampa Bay area.

State Theatre

Website: www.statetheatreconcerts.com
Address: 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Florida 33701
Contact: 727-895-3045
Built in 1924 with Beaux Arts-style architecture, St. Petersburg's 6,000-square-foot State Theatre was originally a bank and maintains its classic look today as a performance space. The State Theatre hosts a diverse line-up of concerts, featuring many artists of varying genres.

The State Theatre Saint Petersburg Florida is the area's most unique indoor concert venue. This historic theater set right in the heart of down-town St. Pete brings the best of bands, concerts and music to the West Coast of Florida. Everything from national acts to great local concerts, State Theatre has it all. Buy your tickets online or get them at the door.

St. Petersburg Little Theatre

Website: www.splt.org
Address: 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg Florida 33712
Contact: 727-866-2059

Founded in 1925, St. Petersburg Little Theatre endures as the longest-running community theatre in Florida. St. Petersburg Little Theatre aims to encourage and develop local non-professional talent through giving workshops and classes on all aspects of theatre performance and production as well as performing six productions each year on its main stage.

Located in Tampa Bay, we are the oldest, continuously operating community theater in the state of Florida; celebrates its 85th season in 2009-2010. The Mission of the St. Petersburg Little Theatre is to promote the advancement of live theatre and provide entertainment by developing and encouraging local non professional talent. Six mainstage productions are staged each season. Workshops and classes are given on a variety of topics including performance and technical aspects of theatre. Education and youth outreach are a main focus.