Class Acts

Our Stage is...Your Classroom!

The Class Acts Educational Performance Series, now in its 29th season, provides quality performing arts programs that enhance the learning experience for students and teachers!

Our performances correlate with Florida’s curriculum standards, providing an effective tool for teaching art and theater, the core subjects and social-emotional learning.

Class Acts has an exciting season of programming, ranging from science and history to politics and literature. Our 29th season also includes a sensory-friendly show as well as a bilingual show to promote and celebrate inclusion and diversity. We have also included 3 BAM! Fests this season to give students a field day for the performing arts.

Through the Literacy Link program, after select live performances, students can choose a book to take home. These book-giveaways will have a variety of titles all related to the show and will help increase child literacy and subject knowledge. Teachers can also benefit from the Literacy Link program! For select literary based performances, teachers will receive a classroom copy of the title to enjoy with their class

Class Acts provides all educators with teacher resource guides, prepared specifically for each performance. These guides focus on grade appropriate activities that support what is being taught in the classroom and on stage.

Click or Tap the button below to view available Educator's Guides . . .

Important COVID-19 Message: The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater has developed new health and safety protocols in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control. The new policies and procedures have been implemented to ensure that our venue remains a safe place for the community to enjoy the performing arts.

  • It is not required, however we recommend that guests wear face coverings while inside the venue.
  • If you are feeling sick, or reside with someone who is ill, please stay home.
  • The Theater will be deep cleaned daily with long lasting, hospital grade disinfectant.
  • Our ventilation system meets or exceeds all federal, state and local guidelines.
  • Cleaning staff will be cleaning the theater in between performances.

While we are doing everything we can to create a safe space to enjoy live entertainment, please note that exposure to the novel coronavirus exists in all public places. By attending a performance at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater you voluntarily assume all risks and agree that you will not hold the City of St. Petersburg; Big3 Entertainment; Mahaffey Theater or its employees liable for any resulting illness or injury.

2022-2023 Performances

Live Performances

BAM! Fest

BAM! Fest

Sept. 21, Dec. 7, 2022, May 10, 2023

Bill Blagg: Science of Magic

Science of Magic

October 12, 2022

El Otro Oz

El Otro Oz

October 26, 2022

It’s Okay to be Different-Stories by Todd Parr

It’s Okay to be Different

November 10, 2022

School House Rock LIVE!

School House Rock

November 16, 2022

Grace for President

Grace for President

January 19, 2023

I Have A Dream

I Have A Dream

Feb 15, 2022

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Hungry Caterpillar

April 4, 2023

the Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System

Magic School Bus

April 26, 2023

Experience the Arts!

Keep the field trip going! To further the curriculum seen on stage, after select shows students can participate in additional Workshops. These workshops take place at the theater and through hands-on arts activities students can engage with the subject matter.

The fun doesn’t stop at the theater! Class Acts also bring artists into local schools with an Artist Residency. Classes will be led by local, professional artists after school in a week-long arts project. Whether it’s learning the elements of photograph or how to build a drum, students will get a chance to experience the real-life process of creating art.

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Class Acts, Duke Energy Center For The Arts-Mahaffey Theater

400 First Street South
St. Petersburg FL 33701

Contact Us

Class Acts Office: 727-892-5891

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