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Dock Street Theater

135 Church Street, Charleston, SC (French Quarter)
(843) 577-7183 ‎
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Ranked #16 of 106 attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Summerville, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Lugano, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We love this theater, and will see any plays they offer. Sometimes it's great, sometimes it's community theater, it's always an adventure.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We passed the Dock Street Theater while on a carriage tour. The carriage tour guide said you could walk through the theater on a self-guided tour for free so we went back to check it out. It was a beautiful theater and lots of interesting history. Doesn't take very long to walk through. Would definitely recommend if your looking for... More

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colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is an interesting old building with a lot of history. Our tour of the building was done by our walking tour guide Anne Herron, and she made it enjoyable.

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boone
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The theatre building is beautiful and well worth the tour. You are allowed to take pictures in part of the building. Beautiful piano and some portraits inside. No admission fee to tour this building.

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Fairport, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We did not see a play here but we toured the theater with a local actor who has performed on its stage. This is a must see as the restoration and the attention to detail is fabulous. If a performance is available when you are there - book it! You will feel immersed in an elegant evening in the old... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I love the Dock Street Theater, especially during Spoleto. The seats might not be the most comfortable in the world, but the surroundings and acoustics are great.

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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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