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

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South Florida
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159 reviews 159 reviews
47 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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191 reviews 191 reviews
77 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
36 helpful votes 36 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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Grand Island, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A must stop fo theater lovers and history buffs. Excellent performances in historic section of Charleston.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The theater is right in the market district walkable from most hotels The seating of this historic theater was comfortable and no matter where one sat the view of the stage was excellent.

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We happened to see that "Young Frankenstein" was playing at Dock Street during the week we were visiting. The night we wanted to go was a PWY.."pay what you will". In other words, you go online at 12:01 AM the day of the show and you can buy a seat starting at $10. We got 2 tickets, but we would... More 

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