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Dock Street Theater

Address: 135 Church Street, Charleston, SC (French Quarter)
Phone Number: (843) 577-7183 ‎
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Ranked #27 of 204 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Charleston, SC
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Saw The Diary of Anne Frank at the Dock Street last night. It was very well done & I loved it! If you enjoy live theater, you need to check out this historic theater. It is one of my favorite outings in Charleston!

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Shawnee Mission
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94 reviews 94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

2 parts to this review. The presentation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" was very good. Lila Clark (Anne Frank) did a wonderful job with the lead part. Now the theater. The Dock Street Theater was built in 1736. With the fires and abandonment, it's amazing that the theater is still around. The city of Charleston and all the volunteers... More 

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Port Jefferson Station, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I went here with my grandchildren to see Anne of Green Gables while visiting my son and his family. The theater itself is a beautiful building with wonderful architectural lines. The courtyard is also a nice spot to see. I was somewhat concerned about my seats since I bought them late and a number of seats were already sold. We... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Don't miss seeing this lovely part of Charleston. Is is surrounded by historic buildings - Pirate's House, French Protestant (Huguenot) Church, Saint Philip's Church, near Saint Michael's Church, Confederate Home & College, Exchange Building and more.

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Virginia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
35 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a semi-professional theatre company made up of Charleston residents and a resident group of acting professionals. We saw a musical adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" and it was delightful. Staged well. Acted and sung well. Excellent theater. You won't go wrong.

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Valley Stream, NY
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

we frequently go to the Dock Street. The Charleston Stage company which performs there is just one step below broadway. Some of the shows we have seen there eg their Porgy and Bess version was better than the Broadway version

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Florida
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330 reviews 330 reviews
99 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The original circa 1736 Dock Street Theatre was the first building in America to be used for theatrical perfomances. The building that presides there now is not the original but stands exactly where it used to. The theatre is beautiful. The stage is perfectly positioned & the acoutics are very good. The floor seating are like long benches & the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We have seen a couple of recent shows. Young Frankenstein at Halloween and A Christmas Carol just recently for Christmas. Both were totally engaging. The Dock Street is a beautiful venue with no bad seat in the house. The Charleston Stage actors are professional in quality. The sound and sets are surprising and delightful. A great Charleston entertainment asset. You... More 

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South Florida
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168 reviews 168 reviews
51 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Old theater that was interesting to see, but nothing special. It was interesting to hear the hsitory of the building.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A Christmas Carol is a must see. Wonderful sets, costumes, spot on acting, and awesome arial acrobatics. A delight for all ages. You will not be disappointed with any play they perform.

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