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Address: 20 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401-2809
Phone Number: +1 843-722-4487
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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The Footlight Players were ceremoniously launched in 1931 with a series of...

The Footlight Players were ceremoniously launched in 1931 with a series of one-act plays directed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Russell Price at the Charleston Navy yard. The series was such a success and drew such a following that The Footlight Players formally organized and incorporated in the fall of 1932.

What began as a small group has become for Charleston a theatrical tradition, built and strengthened over many years by hundreds of willing hands, the priceless gifts of time and toil, and by faith, enthusiasm and talent.

Footlight Players is poised to continue its rich tradition of quality community theatre and reach new heights of entertainment, creative development, and cultural enrichment.

We welcome your participation as a patron, volunteer, business partner, actor, crew or any of the myriad aspects of live theater.

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Enjoyable Local Theater

We like to visit local theater productions while travelling and found this to be a fun group. The setting is in an old warehouse in the French Quarter which adds to the atmosphere.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Jim B
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Grapeview, Washington
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Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We like to visit local theater productions while travelling and found this to be a fun group. The setting is in an old warehouse in the French Quarter which adds to the atmosphere.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local theater groups vary in their performances but this one is often excellent and less known than it should be. We have enjoyed the best in places like Westport CT, and this troupe often shows a similar level of expertise. In the center of downtown near all the restaurants and other attractions, they do not perform every night and do... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I attended "The Brain That Wouldn't Die" Musical and it was absolutely wonderful! We love Halloween themed musicals and when we found out about this one we just had to see it! We went to one of the 2pm showings on a Saturday and all the staff was helpful/pleasant. We found out after the show that all... More 

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Thank Elizabeth F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time seeing the play Bakersfield Mist. It was funny and creative. I love seeing plays here. We are always happy with this venue! Their concessions are cheap and the seats were great! They always have one of a kind shows here!

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Thank Klcoolg
Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I celebrated our 26th Anniversary by purchasing tickets for A Chorus Line. Somehow, we ended up on the front row. At first, that made me nervous that I wouldn't have a good experience, but I was wrong. We had a marvelous time! The show was perfectly produced. Great fun with the acting, singing and dancing! I highly... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Went here during Spoletto and was very pleasantly surprised. Was also surprised by how long it has been in existence and will now try and go here more often. Locals entertaining the masses.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

A local theater group that has been in existence for a long time. Yes, it is amateur production but the historical setting and the enthusiasm of the cast and audience makes this a way to spend an evening doing something that the natives do.

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Thank Judith F
Summerville, SC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

We chose excellent seats and purchased tickets by phone well in advance of the performance. We arrived at Will Call to find that the box office had no record of our purchase and had sold our seats to someone else. We were entertaining my husband's clients so the situation was embarrassing. Just before curtain, we were seated on the very... More 

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Thank Cloudyday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

What a nice find in downtown. This is a small locally supported acting troupe. The play was done very well. We had such a nice time and our 10 year old enjoyed the experience. It's beautiful inside with lots of that Charleston charm. You are able to purchase snacks and beer and wine. The seats were surprisingly comfortable. You can... More 

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Foster City, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

This is a small theater in downtown Charelston. We were able to get really good seats at short notice and the play was enjoyable.

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