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“Interesting old theater with good shows” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dock Street Theater

Dock Street Theater
135 Church Street, Charleston, SC (French Quarter)
(843) 577-7183 ‎
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Ranked #27 of 217 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Seoul, South Korea
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Interesting old theater with good shows”
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 a pint at Tommy Condon's.

Visited August 2013
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Saint George, South Carolina
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“Always Loved It!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I have went to the theater since I was little and I have always loved it! Excellent shows and a beautiful building!!

Visited July 2013
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Orleans, Massachusetts
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“Good theatre in a great setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Dock Street is a diamond in the rough. It does not always attract the very best of shows, but they are always above average, and the theatre itself is wonderful. There is not a bad seat in house, so you can get pretty involved with the show.

Visited February 2014
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Love This Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I am not one who is big in the arts but I must admit the general atmosphere of this place gives a certain feeling that makes even the worst play enjoyable. Here you get a true feeling of Charleston in all its glory and splendor. Will I be back? I already have tickets.

Visited June 2014
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Charming, historic setting but..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

On 6/14/14, I attended the last performance of the 2014 Spoleto Festival's presentation of "My Cousin Rachael." at the play was well directed and acted.The theater's beautifully restored to its earlier elegance, the acoustic were good but the seats were not comfortable. I think it is the price one pays for historical accuracy. That said I had to slouch during the performance in order for my aging back to stop talking to me.

Visited June 2014
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