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Dock Street Theater

135 Church Street, Charleston, SC (French Quarter)
(843) 577-7183 ‎
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Ranked #19 of 108 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Memphis, Tennessee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Fun production and an exemplary production of what could've been a very dated play that didn't translate well to Millenials. The Theatre building was lovely, the staff and volunteers well trained in customer service. Appreciated the food and beverage offerings in keeping with the era of the play.

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Hueytown, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My wife and I attended a production of a Sherlock Holmes play here. A quaint walk down a quiet street past Broad, a clear evening out, and a great dinner beforehand. The theater is historic, and a bit cramped in seating terms, but the staff is amazing. The restoration is gorgeous. The cast of Sherlock was really a pleasure to... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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469 reviews 469 reviews
376 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Did a seft tour-very beautiful. The historic interior is nice. When walking around it's like stepping back in time. the staff when I was there were very friendly. Worth a stop when touring the city.

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Los Gatos, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We did a self tour of the theater (the only kind available). There is an exhibit on the ground floor with the history of the theater, and then you can take a meander around the theater itself, which is just lovely, and lovingly restored. It takes about 20 minutes or less, but it's worth a look.

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Olympia, Washington, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Spent a few days in Charleston and took in the theater. We saw "Can't take it with you". Talented cast and fun show In a gorgeous theater. So well preserved and tasteful. Was a fun change of pace on vacation. Happy we found this jewel.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went here for the first time to see a great play. Visually appealing theater, although the seats were wooden & uncomfortable. Not suitable for a larger person.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The facade is still very beautiful and ornate. The interior has been "modernized". There is NO leg room. I recently had hip surgery and had to sit on the end so I could stick my legs out into the aisle. Hate when they destroy history. Repair, don't replace.

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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had the pleasure of seeing As Good As it Gets during a family "girls" outing in Charleston. It was a well done production in a beautiful theatre.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were touring Charleston's sights and one of them was this beautiful old theater. We walked in and were allowed to walk around freely (no entrance fee). The staff was very knowledgeable and really friendly. Plenty of 'photo-ops'. When we saw that the show that night was "You Can't Take It With You" we decided to give it a try.... More

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Wilmington, NC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

we travel several times a year to Charleston and make sure that part of our itinerary is the Dock Street Theater. Great historic building, good productions, and good talent. All the seats have a good view of the stage, but alas, the seats are hard, and uncomfortable. However, that being said, we have always enjoyed our visits.

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