Our preferred parking choice is the Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater (400 1st St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701), located at the downtown waterfront for all show days.

Directions: 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.


You may also choose to ride the Downtown Looper Trolley with convenient stops on First Street along with the Mahaffey Theater.

Hop aboard the Downtown Looper route on one of our trolleys and find your easy way around downtown St. Petersburg. Ride for FREE and connect to all the city’s major museums and attractions. PSTA’s Central Avenue Trolley connects to the Looper on Bayshore Drive close to the Pier approach.