Dock Street Theatre

135 Church Street,
Charleston, SC 29401

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Architects: Albert Simons

Functions: Live Performances, Performing Arts

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Dock Street Theatre

The Dock Street Theatre in Charleston’s historic district, on the site of America’s first theater, is reopening after a three-year, $18 million renovation.

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spectrum on August 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm

The Theatre reopened on March 10, 2010 and is currently a performing arts venue with a busy schedule. The first theatre on this site opened in 1736(!) The current building was built as the Planter’s Hotel in 1809, and rescured and converted into the Historic Dock Theatre in 1937. After renovations, it reopened in 1910. From the seating chart it appears to seat between 350 and 400.

Chris1982 on February 20, 2015 at 12:26 am

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 19, 1973 Reference number 73001684 Architectural styles Other architectural type; Federal; Federal transitional Areas of significance Architecture; Social History Level of significance National Evaluation criteria A – Event; C – Design/Construction Property type Building Historic functions Hotel; Single dwelling Current functions Museum; Multiple dwelling Period of significance 1800-1824 Significant year ca. 1809 Number of properties Contributing buildings: 5 Non-contributing buildings: 1

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