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Dock Street Theater

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Address: 135 Church Street, Charleston, SC
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
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US$25.00*
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Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages
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7 year old loved it!

I took my 7 year old son to a play for his birthday. We both throughly enjoyed it! The production was much better than I would expect from a small theatre. And the building itself... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
MoMof3boys77
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 7 year old son to a play for his birthday. We both throughly enjoyed it! The production was much better than I would expect from a small theatre. And the building itself is gorgeous, full of history. We can't wait to go back!

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We've been to the Dock Street Theater for several plays over the years. We are always satisfied with the quality of the performers, the atmosphere and the production staff. We will continue to visit there when new plays are featured.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Came into town for the stage play White Christmas and we were blown away with the performance. I would recommend this show to anyone young or old but you better hurry.

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Have seen several shows at this theater. Most recently saw White Christmas. Very nice production and very entertaining. We had great seats, but chairs themselves could be a little nicer. Intimate setting right in the middle of the Historic District. Refreshments were available at intermission on both the upper and lower levels. Long lines at the lower level, no line... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We decided to get tickets to see White Christmas and were thoroughly entertained. This place is so charming and cozy. The performance was great and we loved walking out on to the street in the cold night in a beautiful city.

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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We just moseyed on in and took a look around. The architecture and ironwork are beautiful and the paintings in the Tap Room are amusing. The building has a lot of history and I wish I could have learned a little more about it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It's the first American theater so it should be on everyone's list to visit. All of the seating is good. I wish I had know about the side balconies which offer great views. I did not like the production I saw; but, the experience of seeing a production in this venue was enough.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Much better than we were expecting. We are now big fans and will be back for the holiday plays. Dracula was outstanding!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Dock Street Theater has amazing architecture starting at the outside with the lighter green wrought iron on the balcony. There are numerous performances year round, especially during Spoleto. The theater is open for the public to visit. The lobby serves as the entrance to the floor level seats during performances. The box office and a waiting room with historic... More 

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Allentown, Pa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We did not see a show while we were here but did stop in for the self guided tour. It was such a great piece of history. We enjoyed walking through and reading about the theatre's history. The women at the front desk was so knowledgable and friendly, she made us feel so welcome!

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