Dock Street Theater
Dock Street Theater
4.5
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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4.5
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DKRunt
Indiana137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
As we were walking we came across this beautiful structure. My husband and I was just admiring it, when a lovely older gentleman came out and said we could come in and tour. It was nice to get out of the heat and there was a bathroom inside. We enjoyed the courtyard, along with the beautiful theater. I would give it a 5 but we didn’t get to see a play. It would have been Lovely to see a play there.
Written June 4, 2020
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Stucolco
Johns Island, SC1,564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We have been attending performances of Charleston Stage since moving to South Carolina in 2004, and have found most of them to be superb. Now that we have moved from Myrtle Beach to the Charleston area, we are looking forward to continue attending performances at the Dock Street theatre, although we are very disappointed with the 2022-2023 selections. Although we had previously seen “Kinky Boots” during a visit to Toronto, this performance had excellent acting, singing, dancing, costumes, and scenery, and was totally enjoyable.
Written April 26, 2022
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Stucolco
Johns Island, SC1,564 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We saw the Spoleto Festival opera “Unholy Wars” at the Dock Street Theatre. Although the production was excellent, with great opera singers, the supertitles were too small, compared to those at the Gaillard Center, where we saw “La Boheme”, so my wife had difficulty reading them and easily following the story. Fortunately, we had attended the Zoom discussion about this opera, so she did have some idea about it. The Spoleto operas are more suitably presented at either the Gaillard Center or Sottile Theatre, than at the Dock Street Theatre, which is ideal for theatrical productions, but not operas.
Written July 27, 2022
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Connie B
Cincinnati, OH365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We were visiting Charleston and saw this playing so we got tickets. We went to see Addams Family and could not be more impressed with the cast, costumes, and set design!! We would love to again if we lived in town. The talent is out of this world!
Written October 19, 2022
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sandyk8102018
Springfield, VA100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
While we were in Charleston on vacay, I made reservations to see "A Place called Bountiful", very well done. Very sentimental like "Driving Miss Daisy." Loved the history of the building too. My only complaint was my husband is 6'4" and had a hard time getting comfortable on the old chairs for seating in the balcony and since we were in a balcony area with 4 people, there was no where for him to relax down. It was hard on him especially.
Written March 18, 2024
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Brian S
Sumter, SC1,188 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Took one of the Many Ghost Tours of Charleston and this was one of the Stops. We heard stories about Ghosts which haunt the theater after suffering a tragic death. Love the design and historic architecture. The building is well preserved and has a great historical past making this one of the most visited locations downtown.
Written April 23, 2023
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY15,058 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We stopped at the Dock Street Theater big during this time of Covid, we didn’t enter the inside. The outside is so reminiscent of buildings in the French Quarter of New Orleans. We were able to see the pieced together areas of new construction that joined original structures.
Written October 22, 2020
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Vernman
Joplin, MO240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The show was fun and the performances were all very good. The theatre is beautiful inside with great lighting and sound. My only complaint is the seating. It is very tight and not very comfortable. I know this is a historic venue and I have no regrets about going. Just would have enjoyed it more with a skoosh more room and padding.
Written October 28, 2022
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Randall D
Hilton Head52 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This ONCE great theater has been seized by the COVIDOLOGY ruining every possible facet of life in America. We bought tickets for three at the cost of over 200.00 for the performance of "Bright Star." We have to travel over 2 hours to attend theater in Charleston. The performance was cancelled, and new COVID restrictions were imposed on us after we purchased our tickets. Those restrictions included vaccinations, or test results within 72 hours of attendance. No refunds were offered, just another credit. One of our party declined to attend because of this exploitation. The cost for current tests were 60.00 per person, essentially doubling the cost of the ticket. I never thought for one second that theater would be dictating health standards. They should stay with performance art. We won't be back, nor recommend to others as we have for many years.
Written October 5, 2021
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Judith54184
Columbia, SC76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
I always wanted to see something at this grand old theater and so I was happy to have attended the opening night of The 9 to 5 Musical recently. The theater is very nicely decorated but not as fancy as I had envisioned. The seats are wooden church pew types that are fairly close to one another leaving my husbands' long legs very uncomfortable. There is no need to pay a high price for top seats because it is not that big and all seats had a great view of the stage.
Written September 2, 2013
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