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Address: 20 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-722-4487
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Description: The Footlight Players were ceremoniously launched in 1931 with a series of...
The Footlight Players were ceremoniously launched in 1931 with a series of one-act plays directed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Russell Price at the Charleston Navy yard. The series was such a success and drew such a following that The Footlight Players formally organized and incorporated in the fall of 1932. What began as a small group has become for Charleston a theatrical tradition, built and strengthened over many years by hundreds of willing hands, the priceless gifts of time and toil, and by faith, enthusiasm and talent. Footlight Players is poised to continue its rich tradition of quality community theatre and reach new heights of entertainment, creative development, and cultural enrichment. We welcome your participation as a patron, volunteer, business partner, actor, crew or any of the myriad aspects of live theater.
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Like traveling back in time

If you are ever in Charleston, SC and have a chance to catch a performance by the Footlight Players, do it! I was very impressed and will always stop by when I am in town. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you are ever in Charleston, SC and have a chance to catch a performance by the Footlight Players, do it! I was very impressed and will always stop by when I am in town. This place vibrates with the heart and soul of true theater at its best, with a passionate cast of superbly talented actors and directors, and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had a lovely experience at Footlight Players. I was walking by for the millionth time and I realized I had never been inside, so I just walked right in. The people working there were so friendly and welcoming. They showed me around the theatre and told me all about it. The building itself is gorgeous and historic and there... More 

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were invited by our neighbor Barbara Pinker, who was also an actor in the performance of "Bus Stop". I was totally enthralled, and extremely happy with the performance put on by all the actors. This was my first time ever going to a play of any kind, and they were outrageously good. Thanks so much for the history given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My wife and I happened to walk by this small theatre. It looked interesting so we went in. 10$ a person for a very good show, in a repurposed 19th century warehouse. Cast was great, you can tell they do what they do out of love for the art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very interesting building and the murals in the theater tell a story about Charleston theater. Have attended seven years at Footlight and always amazed how non-payed actors are fantastic because they love their craft. Go see a show!!!

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Community theater is often under rated and I was thrilled with our experience at footlight! We saw "don't dress for dinner" and was laughing out loud for much of the show. Even our non-theater-goers in our group enjoyed it a lot. Some very talented actors and actresses locally in charleston! Reasonably priced, excellent evening entertainment!

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Charleston's oldest community theatre company is Footlight Players, on Queen Street at Philadelphia Alley. 83 years with the lowest ticket prices in town, this non-equity, non-profit has launched more actors and theatre professionals than anywhere else.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Nice evening, excellent talent for a local theater and not a bad seat in the house. We bought last minute tickets to "Death Trap" and really enjoyed the evening. I will be back.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Charleston's oldest volunteer community theater that has served as the launch pad for many regional actors/actresses and theater techs...with plays running three successive weekends, multiple times a year at a very fair price, and theater school for kids or adults, a very enjoyable experience that isn't perfect but always entertains. Season tickets for locals, or individual tickets for anyone. In... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Well done! The play was delightful and the actors were simply amazing, they kept the audience in stitches for the entire performance. Amazing cast and production crew, a delightful evening.

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