Dock Street Theatre
Type: Art & Culture, Attractions, Historic Sites
Home to the Charleston Stage Company and owned by the City of Charleston, South Carolina, the Dock Street Theatre is a living, working, dancing piece of Charleston's cultural history. Its romantic... Read More
Home to the Charleston Stage Company and owned by the City of Charleston, South Carolina, the Dock Street Theatre is a living, working, dancing piece of Charleston's cultural history. Its romantic ironwork streetfront would certainly have memories to share if walls could talk, as this theatre first opened in 1736! Since its original opening, the Dock Street Theatre hosted America's first opera, a crippling fire, neglect during the Civil War, and extensive restorations and renovations. Stroll down East Bay Street to Queen Street to Church Street to experience the old French Quarter neighborhood of downtown Charleston on your way to visit the Dock Street Theatre and its neighbor, the beautiful French Huguenot Church. Purchase tickets to a theatrical show at the Dock Street Theatre by visiting www.charlestonstage.com, or by calling 843-577-7183. Make it a date night with reservations at a fine dining restaurant on nearby Broad or East Bay streets.
- Romantic Things to Do: "Even if you can't catch a show at the Dock Street Theatre, it's certainly worth your time to stroll by it's beautiful façade and through the French Quarter Neighborhood."
- Historic Sites: "Check out the Dock Street Theatre website at CharlestonStage.com for their off Broadway schedule and premiere productions!"
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Dock Street Theatre, circa 1736, hosted the first opera in the United States, and has been an integral part of Charleston's theatre scene ever since.