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Dock Street Theater

135 Church Street, Charleston, SC (French Quarter)
(843) 577-7183 ‎
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Ranked #11 of 103 attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Our first theater outing since moving to Charleston. Love the historical theater. A small theater with a nice courtyard for enjoying snacks during the break.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Ok so it's not Cats (some of you are glad right?), but this theater offers plays, events that compare and are actually much better than off Broadway. This is an excellent small - medium genre and it really is a lot of fun with a professional theater feel.

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Greenville, SC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

While walking the historic streets of Charleston with my daughter, we stumbled upon the Dock Street Theater. The doors were open and they were allowing visitors to come inside and walk around. We were given access to the balcony the reception room upstairs and the side courtyard. There are nice, clean restrooms inside too. That was a bonus! :)

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Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We literally stumbled into this theater while touring and were so pleasantly surprised on our free tour that we decided to get tickets and found out that "Gershwin at Folly" was sold out on a Thursday night! We were able to get tickets for the following night, just barely, and after we saw the show we understood why. It was... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon the Dock Street Theater by chance. We walked through the place and it is lovely to look at--and has five-star restrooms--and when we saw that a Gershwin musical was playing, we checked for tickets and got among the last available for the next night. It was a sold-out performance, and everythign about it was worth the time... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I would like to give it a higher rating because the show was excellent, but our seats in the balcony had an obstructed view. We couldn't see a third of the stage. I walked around and found that almost all of the side balcony seats had similar obstructions. I would like to suggest to the stage director that all pertinent... More

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Aberdeen
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Nothing to dislike...saw a musical in this lovely theatre that has its roots back to the oldest theatre in the USA. If can't see a play, just browse thru the interior during the daytime. Very friendly staff to assist.

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USA
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We attended a showing of Gershwin at Folly on Sunday and it was our first time at Dock Street. Visitors should expect a more petit playhouse (smaller and fewer seats and only one aisle) and go to experience an intimate theatre of yesterday. The upside is that there are no bad seats and the easy access to the outdoor courtyard... More

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Elizabethton, Tennessee
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Foreigner, was a fantastic performance, as expected by Dock Street)! We look forward to attending thier plays each year...

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We saw The Foreigner a few weeks ago. We has seen it about 20 years ago and when we heard it was back, we HAD to go see it - so funny. But no matter what you see, the overall experience is unforgettable. It takes you way back in time to what entertainment was before there was TV and movies.... More

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