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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 #16 of 96 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Valley Stream, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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99 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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49 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

This historic theater is just right - not too big, not too small, beautiful open air courtyard for intermission, fine acoustics, comfortable seating with plenty of leg room, and very pleasant and attentive ushers. The Charleston Stage production of Christmas Carol we just attended was the best version I have ever seen, bar none. This old story can be cloying... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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77 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Wow, we totally didn't expect such a wonderful performance. The actors were all excellent in their acting and singing. The children harmonizing and sing was beyond impressive? Stage set production was incredible and worked like clockwork. The ability for a small theatre to have wires to make their human characters fly was stunning to see. There is a stunning moment... More 

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Summerville, SC
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is worth the time spent. Although the seats are a bit uncomfortable, a must see if you have the time. Charleston offers much and this is a great stop! See a play or event if possible.

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Atlanta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

excellent performance. very professional. Young Frankenstein was the perfect was to spend Halloween in Charleston.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beautiful old theater. Wonderful place to take in a play or performance. However, some of the balcony seats are hard to see either stage left or right depending on which side you are on. Try to sit on the floor or if you have to sit in the balcony make sure your seats are in the middle.

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