Dock Street Theatre
135 Church Street

The original Dock Street Theatre opened in 1736 and was the first building designed for theatrical use in the Americas. The building and its uses were numerous over the next 200 years, and is currently home to a variety of cultural activities.

The original Dock Street Theatre opened in Charleston on February 12, 1736 with the play “The Recruiting Officer”. One month after the theatre was opened the name of Dock Street was officially changed to Queen Street, but the theatre retained its original name. The building and its uses were numerous during the next 200 years. In the 1930's, the derelict building, a shell of the former Planters Hotel, was restored by the Works Progress Administration. Then Mayor Burnet R. Maybank secured the necessary federal funds for the restoration. The current theatre seats 464 patrons. The Charleston Stage Company creates a series of annual performances at the theatre and perform from September until the end of April. The Spoleto Chamber Series is also housed at this historic theatre.

Dock Street Theatre
135 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 720-3968
Office Hrs: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm


RELATED DOCUMENTS
DOCK STREET THEATRE SEATING MAP
DOCK STREET THEATRE SEATING MAP

March 2007 Theatre Schedule
March 2007 Theatre Schedule

April 2007 Theatre Schedule
April 2007 Theatre Schedule

May 2007 Theatre Schedule
May 2007 Theatre Schedule

June 2007 Theatre Schedule
June 2007 Theatre Schedule


RELATED LINKS
Charleston Stage Company
Charleston Stage Company

Spoleto Festival USA
Spoleto Festival USA



135 Church Street - Dock Street Theatre
The Courtyard of the Dock Street Theatre

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Christopher G. Parham
Theatre Manager

135 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone (843) 720-3968
Fax (843) 720-3847
ParhamC@ci.charleston.sc.us




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