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Dock Street Theater

135 Church Street, Charleston, SC (French Quarter)
(843) 577-7183 ‎
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Ranked #14 of 105 attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Atlanta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stopped in to the theater on a whim while out walking in Charleston. We were greeted right away by the concierge volunteer who took us up to the theater and gave us some history about the building and the ghost that is said to haunt the place. Very nice people and a fun free tour. Would love to now... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

There are usually good productions at the dock street, but it has dreadful acoustics. Performing there, when you're on stage, it's like playing an instrument in a coat closet. This doesn't diminish the audience's enjoyment of a show, but be forewarned that it's a small theater. Worth a look, and the restaurants in the area are decent. Stop in for... More

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Jackson, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We decided to pop in after hearing about 2 of the ghosts, who haunt the place. Interesting history and beautiful, intimate theater.

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Saint George, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I have went to the theater since I was little and I have always loved it! Excellent shows and a beautiful building!!

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Dock Street is a diamond in the rough. It does not always attract the very best of shows, but they are always above average, and the theatre itself is wonderful. There is not a bad seat in house, so you can get pretty involved with the show.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I am not one who is big in the arts but I must admit the general atmosphere of this place gives a certain feeling that makes even the worst play enjoyable. Here you get a true feeling of Charleston in all its glory and splendor. Will I be back? I already have tickets.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

On 6/14/14, I attended the last performance of the 2014 Spoleto Festival's presentation of "My Cousin Rachael." at the play was well directed and acted.The theater's beautifully restored to its earlier elegance, the acoustic were good but the seats were not comfortable. I think it is the price one pays for historical accuracy. That said I had to slouch during... More

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This theater may not have the best acoustics or modern seating but for plays and small ensembles, it provides a good, intimate feel. As mentioned in other reviews, the Spoleto festival utilizes this facility heavily, as does a local theater company. This year's My Cousin Rachel and chamber music were outstanding. We had excellent seats in right and left front... More

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Columbia, SC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Always a wonderful venue for a chamber music concert. Renovations have made this location much more comfortable.

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Statesboro, Georgia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

When we go to Spoleto we always attend several of the Chamber Music concerts--which are always held in the Dock Street Theater. This year we booked our tickets early enough that I was able to pick our seats and I chose front row seating in three different locations in the balcony for the three events we attended there. The Dock... More

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