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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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Fantastic show!

This was a super show. We saw “Catch Me If You Can” and the cast did a great job with the show. Seats were definitely a little uncomfortable, but even so the show was great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was a super show. We saw “Catch Me If You Can” and the cast did a great job with the show. Seats were definitely a little uncomfortable, but even so the show was great, views were perfect even from the side of the theater, would go back again in a heartbeat.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Dock Street Theater is beautiful inside and out. They offer wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages with snacks like Cliff bars and candy. I attended "Catch Me If You Can" on Friday. The orchestra did a great job as did the actors. Sound was clear and strong. I sat in the front row of the balcony. Visibility of the stage... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

When I was making my plans to visit Charleston I was disappointed to see that the Dock Street Theater would not have any productions playing at the time of our stay. I was however tickled to death to see that they have the theater open as a tourist attraction during the days when it's not in use. What an awesome... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

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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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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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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