Admission & Payments

Admission is $5.00 per patron unless otherwise noted. All patrons, regardless of age, must pay admission. One complimentary admission for a teacher or chaperone is provided for every 10 paid student seats.

Payment is due no later than 2 weeks prior to each performance. The teacher making the reservation is the contact person and is responsible for accurately reporting the final count of admissions before entering the theater and assuring payment is made by the deadline. Nonpayment without special extension will result in cancellation of reservations.

All performances run approximately 50-55 minutes.


Reservations are processed in the order in which they are received. A confirmation notice will be sent within five days of receipt of the reservation form. An invoice will be sent six weeks in advance of each performance. When payment is received, an entry voucher will be sent which will admit your group into the theater. There are no physical tickets issued.

Wait List

On average, 25% of the seats reserved in advance are released and sold to groups on the waiting list. If your group cannot be confirmed for a performance, a wait list will be formed. You will be notified when seats become available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Transportation & Parking

Please note that transportation to and from the Mahaffey Theater is your group’s responsibility and it is advised that bus/car arrangements be made well in advance. All parking at The Mahaffey is complimentary for patrons attending Class Acts performances.

 Good Lunching Spots for Students

If scheduling makes it necessary for your group to “eat on the run,” the staff can suggest spots ideal for a picnic. If inclement weather threatens to spoil your picnic, the Class Acts staff will make every effort to accommodate your group with a dry place to eat.  

Directions to Mahaffey Theater

General Directions: I-275 (south from Tampa, north from Bradenton/Sarasota) to exit 22 (I-175). Follow Route I-175 (it will become 5th Avenue South/Dali Blvd.) to 1st Street South. The Mahaffey Theater will be in front of you. 1st Street South and 2nd Street South are two-way streets.

For more detailed directions from your location via Google Maps, please scroll to the bottom of this page and click or tap on Directions within the map.

Parking is complimentary for Class Acts patrons. Please follow the direction of the Parking Attendants as you make your way into the lot.


400 First Street South
St. Petersburg FL 33701 


Reservation Line: 727-892-5800
Executive Offices: 727-892-5798
Foundation Office: 727-308-5100

Handicap Accessible