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Dock Street Theater

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Address: 135 Church Street, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: (843) 577-7183 ‎
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Visitors were allowed to come in and look around this restored theater. We spoke with an attendant and she explained some of the art hanging in the areas near the bar and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bingdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visitors were allowed to come in and look around this restored theater. We spoke with an attendant and she explained some of the art hanging in the areas near the bar and the murals over the doors. It is a charming spot. We grabbed a brochure of the fall season and hope to see a show. The prices for tickets... More 

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dock Street Theater is a delightful historical venue to enjoy a show. There is handicapped access for visitors who would need this. Friends and I saw Shear Madness, a fun comedy murder mystery with audience participation. There isn't a bad seat in the house...you will be able to hear and see the show whether you are on the floor... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Just saw Mary Poppins at this historic theater. Beautiful setting, with a little courtyard where they serve drinks during intermission. There are several artifacs in the ticket lobby to see as well.

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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Located in the historic French Quarter of Charleston, this gem of a theater opened in 1736 with a performance of "The Recruiting Officer." It was the first building in the US erected simply for theatrical performances. While the original structure was destroyed (probably in the Great Fire of 1740), it was restored first in 1937 and then again in 2010... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We saw The Importance of Being Ernest at the theater. The seats we had were different than other theaters we have been in. They were like wooden pews you would find in a church. The seats were comfortable. The seats we had were in the rear of the orchestra but you could easily hear the actors on stage. Thoroughly enjoyable... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a performance of The Importance of Being Earnest by a British company during Spoleto 2016. The play was exceptional. Dock Street is a small theater with relatively cramped seating. What appear to be former church pews have folding seats installed with little cushioning. Beware the Charleston theater crowd. We were shushed twice by an older patron for speaking... More 

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Bellbrook, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We had the pleasure of visiting the Dock Street Theater for one of the Spoleto Festival performances over Memorial Day. We had pre-booked our tickets for 4 adults to be seated together for one of the plays. The theater was easy to locate, and the parking was literally around the corner. We enjoyed the pre-performance waiting time by reviewing the... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Have seen many shows here and find it to be comfortable and acoustically fine. Small and intimate it is perfect for plays opera and music

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

While visiting Charleston for the first time, we came upon this theatre. Although there were no productions being performed during our visit, we still enjoyed touring this beautiful tester. The architecture was amazing!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This theater is delightful in nearly every way, except!!! We chose the cheap seats for "Mary Poppins" - B12 & B14 (second from front row, far right side of the auditorium). The photos that we saw online showed no obstruction of view from these seats. However, when we got there, they had constructed walls on both sides of the stage,... More 

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