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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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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Nice stop along the city tour route

It won't take very much time but it is interesting to see the inside of this building. I always enjoy looking down at the stage from the boxes when there is no one else around.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It won't take very much time but it is interesting to see the inside of this building. I always enjoy looking down at the stage from the boxes when there is no one else around.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

If you visit Charleston, and I suggest you do, make sure that you add the Dock Street Theatre to your list, and hope that a performance and a seat is available during your visit. You may want to check with the theatre before you plan your trip to make sure you can attend during your visit. Yes...it's that good! Steve

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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Established in 1738 [!!] as the 1st Theater in the 'New World'; the current incarnation is on Church Street, and seats over 400 in an intimate and comfortable setting, with NO bad seats, Dock Street presents most-excellent, first-class, live theater. If you are visiting, ask at your hotel - if there are tickets available. Come early and enjoy the open... More 

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Charleston, SC
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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53 helpful votes 53 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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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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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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119 helpful votes 119 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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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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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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