Dock Street Theatre



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Dock Street Theatre
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Luke LLuke L
13:03 05 Jul 24
Absolutely beautiful inside. Public restrooms were very appreciated
14:13 29 Jun 24
Abigail LeeAbigail Lee
02:31 18 Jun 24
We just happened to pass by this as we were exploring Charleston for the first time. It doesn't cost anything and you can just do a free will donation. You're able to go around the entire building unless it's blocked off by a rope. You can walk into the second level of the theater and even the old bar. I definitely recommend just to stop on and in and check it out! The exterior is absolutely stunning and you feel like you're walking back in time when you see the theater.
Mark WhittakerMark Whittaker
19:07 11 Jun 24
Joel KaplanJoel Kaplan
01:11 09 Jun 24
Beautiful theater in the heart of downtown. Wonderful acoustics without microphones.
scooter scutescooter scute
22:48 08 Jun 24
Katherine NivenKatherine Niven
20:17 04 Jun 24
The chamber music is wonderful. Innovative and moving.
Kevin KrawchukKevin Krawchuk
18:09 04 Jun 24
Great venue
12:53 04 Jun 24
The theater itself was amazing, 5 stars. The seats were comfortable with plenty of other room for the average size person. A little hard to see if somebody over 6 ft tall is sitting in front of you but still enjoyable. If you have a coughing problem, bring cough drops or something.
Steven ArnoldSteven Arnold
18:46 07 May 24
Had a wonderful time and Beautiful was magnificent. The venue is a must see location and experience.
Marjorie HowardMarjorie Howard
16:22 07 May 24
Wonder production of Beautiful!
Jeff EvansJeff Evans
15:24 02 May 24
Authentic Charleston experience and an always interesting and entertaining mix of plays and musicals.
John MajorsJohn Majors
13:05 02 May 24
This theater brings us to Charleston.
Robert ErbRobert Erb
22:10 30 Apr 24
This was our first trip to the DST. The changes and renovations that this building has seen over the centuries has not lessened the experience of drinking in the historical significance of the place. We felt transported back in time as we watched “Beautiful” the Carol King Musical. A great evening.
Thomas CrossmanThomas Crossman
02:03 01 Apr 24
Very nice venue to watch plays and concerts. We listened to the Plantation Singers and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
William HolcombeWilliam Holcombe
22:09 26 Mar 24
Mario MccoyMario Mccoy
16:09 22 Mar 24
A beatiful and historic theater. A must see when visiting Charlston.
Tom WingardTom Wingard
20:34 19 Mar 24
Steven GreeneSteven Greene
15:44 15 Mar 24
A trip to bountiful. Great play and acting
Charlene ArmstrongCharlene Armstrong
02:34 20 Feb 24
I love this intimate theater the play chicken and biscuits was amazing
rick robinsonrick robinson
23:43 12 Feb 24
Intimate theatre puts you close to the actors. Historic and welcoming environment for the best of Charleston
Yvonne AtkinsonYvonne Atkinson
18:08 10 Feb 24
19:59 07 Feb 24
I had never been to the dock street theater before. I Thoroughly enjoyed the play Chicken and biscuits. The theater is really small and so are the chairs. Just keep that in mind , but it really is a good way to kill an evening. Of course , it's downtown , and there is no parking nearby , so you'll have to park in one of the garages, Pay and walk unless you're really lucky And find a spot close by.
Terry Lynn SalesTerry Lynn Sales
22:03 03 Feb 24
Lovely theater and an amazing cast in Chicken 'n Biscuits. Recommend the show and the theater!
Nicholas PNicholas P
02:54 19 Jan 24
It’s located in the French Quarter neighborhood of downtown Charleston. I did a self guided tour because I read online that it was one of the most haunted places in Charleston. I didn’t experience anything while I was there but it is free if you want to roam around. They also have shows throughout the year, you can check on the website for what’s coming and how much are the tickets. I highly recommend checking out the interior and having a seat. Even if you’re not checking out a show, it’s still very cool just admiring the old architecture. Just a note it is handicap accessible.
Tiffany's CreationsTiffany's Creations
00:07 30 Dec 23
The most beautiful Opera House I have been in. You can do a free self tour when your in Charleston SC what a Beautiful City
Karen MeissnerKaren Meissner
23:24 29 Dec 23
Billy StanleyBilly Stanley
22:23 26 Dec 23
Kady ReedKady Reed
00:50 24 Dec 23
Great place
Christine SatherChristine Sather
20:23 18 Dec 23
Love this place. I’ve been at least a dozen times. Never disappoints. Would highly recommend!
ann kingann king
19:41 17 Dec 23
Fabulous night. We saw A Christmas Carol and it was delightful. Love the authenticity of Dockside and its unique history.
Russell BrantRussell Brant
18:19 15 Dec 23
Evalyn WallingfordEvalyn Wallingford
03:33 08 Dec 23
1st Christmas without my husband of 52yrs+ . Thank you for the joyful time tonight. You all made this old girl smile, laugh & cry. ❤️
Michael SchmidtkeMichael Schmidtke
19:41 04 Dec 23
Have seen Christmas Carol and Prom here. Prom was well-performed. Christmas Carol was OUTSTANDING! Venue is beautiful. Historic, but well-maintained. Seating is not heavily sloped, so shorter patrons may have some trouble seeing behind taller patrons, depending on where seated (I had a 7-year old, but luckily we were able to move back a row).
Jennifer J. GroveJennifer J. Grove
00:04 17 Nov 23
Dock Street Theatre is classy and elegant with rich history and architecture making its location very special. Clue was a professional, entertaining, and meaningful performance and the acoustics were vibrant and unburdened by outside noise.We love that Dock Street Theatre is small because it gives you the feeling of being kept close to the performance.
Floy WorkFloy Work
23:22 13 Nov 23
I LOVED the Charleston Literary Society presentation this year. My only complaint is the uncomfortable seating at Dock Street Theater.
Dusty PainterDusty Painter
15:34 13 Nov 23
Reejaa !Reejaa !
17:50 11 Nov 23
Tyler BartlettTyler Bartlett
00:09 09 Nov 23
billie hayesbillie hayes
07:45 25 Sep 23
Poor condition, unbelievably small
Deborah MarshDeborah Marsh
11:52 21 Sep 23
Barbra BergerBarbra Berger
12:55 18 Sep 23
Volunteers and staff have you feeling appreciated for coming to their theater. Shows are professional and very entertaining and meaningful.
12:36 17 Sep 23
This production of The Prom was fabulous! Broadway can’t top this performance. I thank you to the lovely lady behind the ticket counter who helped us trade tickets so easily. We needed chairs in the back so my husband could stretch his new knee out and she made it happen! Love this historic theater and I love walking down Church Street at night after the performance.
Todd PrienTodd Prien
03:08 15 Sep 23
Production was great and the cast is very talented.
Frieda MackeyFrieda Mackey
03:48 07 Sep 23
Mark HoodMark Hood
20:22 04 Sep 23
16:13 04 Sep 23
We have been season tickets holders for Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theater for many years and have almost always enjoyed their plays and musicals. The present production is The Prom, a lively musical addressing some current issues faced by today’s high schoolers. Without a doubt it was an exceptional performance. The choreography was outstanding and the singing and acting, certainly off-Broadway quality or better. The staging was limited but very inventive and cleverly changed. Overall one of the best, if not the best, productions we have attended at historic Dock Street. We see several Broadway plays a year and this was truly a broadwayesque performance. It’s here for a couple more weeks so you still have a chance to see this exuberant production. We give it a rare 5 clams on the coveted Five Quahog Rating Scale.
Cindy SmithCindy Smith
22:50 01 Sep 23
Court yard before the play was so relaxing and beautiful. Prices for drinks are very fair!
Susan KraberSusan Kraber
20:16 27 Aug 23
This place is a treasure!
Erika Anderson LloydErika Anderson Lloyd
15:53 11 Aug 23
We love this theater. Wish they offered drinks though.
18:10 08 Aug 23
I loved the musical we saw, which was Lightening Thief! All the shows I see at Dock Street are more enjoyable b/c of the unique atmosphere and the history and beauty of the theater. You should go to at least one show here.
Mark MissettMark Missett
13:26 03 Aug 23
Just a quick stop but we want to go back. The receptionist was so kind.
jeff mclendonjeff mclendon
01:45 21 Jul 23
karen diethelmkaren diethelm
03:53 19 Jul 23
Cool little piece of history
Roberta MazyckRoberta Mazyck
17:22 03 May 23
Always love going to the Dock Street Theatre, it's a magical place. This last play was awesome, I enjoyed it so much.
Thomas YorkThomas York
23:04 21 Dec 22
Just saw the performance of A Christmas Carol. Great experience. It’s always a pleasure to watch when the actors are so obviously enjoying their work.
Brittney CrandallBrittney Crandall
12:47 10 Sep 22
Where to begin. We arrived very early due to dinner plans and arrived in a heavy rainstorm. While enjoying the sound of the rain amongst the architecture, we took photos and just admired. When we finally went inside, we were greeted by incredible volunteers, purchased a book of history and were allowed an opportunity to speak to the one and only, Richard. A volunteer usher that had been attending the theater since being a young boy. The time he took with us and our son was incredible. We were then escorted to our balcony seats and watched a show, The Play that Goes Wrong, in which we laughed so hard our tummies hurt. The actors and actresses are so talented, funny and on point. The atmosphere itself is special, that’s the only word for it. You must do this if you’re visiting, it is a MUST. (I only wish this were the play you would see as I imagine that elevated our experience for sure). Even if you’re a native, don’t miss this ability to come here regularly! Just WOW!
Kyle DahlKyle Dahl
23:57 15 Feb 22
Overall: A great theatre experience. We'll be back for sure!The good: First time at the theatre and we loved it (Murder on the Orient Express). The actors were great and the charm of the theatre really shows. We had an "obstructed" view in the balcony but there was only one corner of the stage we couldn't see, and it seemed like the production knew to utilize the center of the stage to minimize that issue. Production value itself exceeded our expectations, given the size of the theater. The size of the stage is a lot bigger than it looks, and the costuming/props were great (given the surely limited budget). Ushers and ticket checkers were friendly, and the bathrooms were clean.The not-so-good: The chairs in the balconies are not comfortable. I know that it's the oldest theatre in the US, but these chairs aren't from back then. After 2 hours, it starts to really bug you. That's about it though.
Cathleen ThomasCathleen Thomas
11:04 05 Sep 17
I love the history and enchantment of this theatre set among the most beautiful churches. The Charleston Stage Co. puts on great performances here and we have really enjoyed each one we have attended. The word work and courtyard here are also beautiful sights, with or without a show!

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