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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 #58 of 206 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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156 reviews 156 reviews
35 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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330 reviews 330 reviews
99 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
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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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We have seen a couple of recent shows. Young Frankenstein at Halloween and A Christmas Carol just recently for Christmas. Both were totally engaging. The Dock Street is a beautiful venue with no bad seat in the house. The Charleston Stage actors are professional in quality. The sound and sets are surprising and delightful. A great Charleston entertainment asset. You... More 

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South Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
50 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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8 reviews 8 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
78 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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25 reviews 25 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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