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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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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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Rhode Island
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A historic theater in the center of Charleston S.C. Cozy seats like pews but with individual arm rests. Boxes on the second level. The play I attended was so so, The Foreigner but a very worthwhile experience. Prices are reasonable but small enough where there are no bad seats.

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Chesley, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Sit in balcony!!! The seats on the mainfloor are very uncomfortable. The boxes upstairs have individual chairs. Lovely historical theatre. Plays are usually high quality. Fair prices

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LADSON
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We have been twice and plan to go again soon. recently we saw The Foreigner and it was very well done. We have seen this play several times and they came across really well. The Theater is comfortable. We like the balcony because the seats are open rather than with arms which tend to be somewhat narrow.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What a fantastic experience you will have watching a play at this historic theater! It is a wonderful treat for everyone (young and old) to watch the plays - you are so close, you really feel part of the cast!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I went to this theater with my husband and mother to see "Legally Blonde the Musical" and it was great!! Not only was the show great but the theater is absolutely gorgeous!! It has a lot of history - originally opened in 1736 and has been rebuilt 3 times. John Wilkes Booth father, an actor, worked and patronized the theater... More

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