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Dock Street Theater

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Address: 135 Church Street, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: (843) 577-7183 ‎
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Great theater, decent play.

We started our weekend in Charleston with a play at the Dock Street Theater - "You Can't Take It With You." The playhouse is really neat, very historic and in great shape. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
MightyMouse0129
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Texas/Louisiana
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Texas/Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We started our weekend in Charleston with a play at the Dock Street Theater - "You Can't Take It With You." The playhouse is really neat, very historic and in great shape. It's a small theater, so it definitely feels intimate. But, probably due largely to its age, it's HOT inside. The AC never really seemed to crank up, so... More 

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Dallas Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a beautiful theater and is a well preserved piece of history. We enjoyed the grandeur of this historic building. Our tour was self guided and not rushed.The attendants there were friendly and very helpful and informative.

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Charleston, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It is an excellent venue for theater or musical performance. Very intimate setting and not a bad seat in the house. I prefer the balcony, but all seats are great. Enjoy intermission on the patio. Watching a play at Dock Street is like going back in time. Just great.

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Charleston SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Dock Street Theater - major scene for most theater performances in Charleston. It has been recently renovated.

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Charleston
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great local theater. This is I believe, the oldest playhouse in the south if not the US. Recently remodeled, this theater is a treasure in Charleston. I believe you can walk in and tour but call to check. The sound, decor and quality of shows is sure to please.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Went here twice for Spoleto chamber music concerts ...it's wonderful. Intimate, small, lovely old theatre. Able to hear everything on stage. Best events we attended at Spoleto. Next year we'll attend more chamber music concerts here during Spoleto. Wasted time and money, e.g., going to hear Emmy Lou Harris, who had zero personality. (She performed at the college's basketball arena).... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We prefer sitting close - the balcony surrounds to main seating 'orchestra' part of the theater. Silly tip:? Air conditioning was freezing cold. (and Spoleto/Shakespeare's Globe/Romeo was excellent!)

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was a super show. We saw “Catch Me If You Can” and the cast did a great job with the show. Seats were definitely a little uncomfortable, but even so the show was great, views were perfect even from the side of the theater, would go back again in a heartbeat.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Dock Street Theater is beautiful inside and out. They offer wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages with snacks like Cliff bars and candy. I attended "Catch Me If You Can" on Friday. The orchestra did a great job as did the actors. Sound was clear and strong. I sat in the front row of the balcony. Visibility of the stage... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

When I was making my plans to visit Charleston I was disappointed to see that the Dock Street Theater would not have any productions playing at the time of our stay. I was however tickled to death to see that they have the theater open as a tourist attraction during the days when it's not in use. What an awesome... More 

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Additional Information about Dock Street Theater

Address: Address: 135 Church Street, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: (843) 577-7183 ‎
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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