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Dock Street Theater

135 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2899
+1 843-577-7183
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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135 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2899
French Quarter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible seating. Cushion on seats wore out last century. Can not more than 30min. Wooden benches are 100% flat and with cushion worn they are very uncomfortable.

Thank survitec
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely theater with wonderful productions -- Charleston Stage does a wonderful job. HOWEVER: If you are a large person, BEWARE of this theater with its tiny seats. Just as important: do not get a seat in the balcony (second floor) unless you...More

Thank boucka
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

This year, once again during Spoleto we will be going to an event held in the historic Dock Street Theater. Last year we went there on a sweltering day to hear a Vivaldi opera, and enjoyed it immensely (the a/c definitely helped, which is crucial...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

I stopped in at the Dock Street Theater hoping to pop into the main theater to view it. As luck would have it, they were about to start a show. I asked to be let in and the guest services folks could not have been...More

Thank Eric S
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

My family and I visited the Dock Street Theater after reading about its beauty online. We just walked in and looked around at no charge on a Wednesday afternoon. It was open to the public at the time. I imagine seeing a play here would...More

Thank AlabamaAngel
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We just wondered in but a nice guy showed us all around (Richard Ketchum?) while his wife was stuffing envelopes or something. Obviously they are huge supporters of the local arts, they were attending a performance at the Aguillard Theater that night. Beautiful old theatre...More

Thank N0rmalee
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

He said the inside was spectacular so we made a point of going back after the walking tour. It's nice inside but I don't feel it's a must see and was happy it was free to look or I really might have been disappointed. If...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

The Dock Street Theater is located in the heart of the French Quarter in Charleston. The Dock Street Theater is the first theater in the United States. Still a working theater, open daily for self guided tours. Incredibly well preserved and a magnificent building. Free...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Avenue Q is a cute play performed by muppet-sized puppets. The director made the unusual decision to put spotlights not only on the puppets but also on the puppeteers, so not only was there no attempt to hide their faces, they were actually featured along...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Exceptional and fun. Last night my husband and I saw the Charleston Stage Production of Avenue Q at the Dock Street Theater. The theater seats are comfortable and viewing is unobstructed. The actors were superb and the production was first rate. We highly recommend seeing...More

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gibletkat
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Scott S | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know the number of seats; there is a lower level with over a hundred for sure and an upper balcony level that seats maybe 40 or 50. If you choose balcony, do not sit on the sides as you might end up with... More
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October 2, 2017|
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Response from TexasTraveler030 | Reviewed this property |
I am so soI missed your question. Hope you were able to locate on their website and most important to visit. I was just there last week and they were offering free tours of the theater!
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