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Dock Street Theater

135 Church Street, Charleston, SC (French Quarter)
(843) 577-7183 ‎
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Ranked #18 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Marco Island, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A beautiful and intimate theater and not a bad seat in the house. A wonderful production of "You Can't Take it with You," we even enjoyed intermission in the charming courtyard!

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Cherry Grove Beach, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Dock Street is the epitome of Charleston!! It is so steeped in history that you just feel that wonderful presence even as you approach the theater. Bring your camera for the beautiful views leading up to and surrounding the area! The facade and entry way are fabulous and the upstairs mirror is grandly breathtaking!! With a continuing delightful and talented... More

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Charleston, SC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Dock Street Theater is one of the oldest in America, yet with a total renovation about two years ago, it has been refreshed and made even more attractive. Frequently used for plays and concerts, including for the Spoleto USA festival, it offers a pleasant atmosphere. My major complaint is that, in an effort to maintain a high seating capacity,... More

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North Wales, PA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A group of friends attended the play ," You Can't Take It With You" during a visit to Charleston. The theater is beautiful; however, the seating is tight. The theater was full. The theater is downtown and there are many fine restaurants nearby as well as several parking lots and garages. We ate at an Italian restaurant 2 blocks away... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

My daughters and I attended the Charleston Stage production of "You Can't Take It With You," and the resident theatre cast did a great job with the classic Pulitzer Prize Winning family comedy. The theatre is beautiful and the set and cast of this play made it a memorable evening for both me and my daughters who both attend the... More

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The history of the theater is remarkable. The outside is very detailed with lots of textures and the inside shows the rich history with the seating and locally grown/milled native black cypress for the beautiful warm wooden interior. Just beautiful.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a wonderful little theater. Recently renovated but left with all of it's original charm. We love listening to wonderful music, during the Spoleto Festival, at this little gem.

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I have had the privilege seeing several types of theater and opera in the first opera house built in the US, which was recently touched up. Fortunately, the city was smart enough to keep the authentic look and feel of the original building. One feels honored to be able to view the acts put on and can... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My daughter and I loved the play , " You can't take it with you " when we visited Charleston SC . The cast were wonderful and the theater was beautiful too . We had balcony seats with limited view of the right side of the stage , but still enjoyed this delightful play.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have always enjoyed the performances at this theater. Nice little courtyard to enjoy a wine or soft drink. Seats a little tight and uncomfortable (back problems).

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