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American Theater in Charleston American Theater
A unique meeting venue with 13,000 sq. ft. of event space, the latest in today's technology including wireless internet, audio & visual equipment, 310 stadium seats each with a data port and power adapter all set in a 1940’s Art Deco Theater and full service catering. The American is embracing history with promoting technology.

446 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: 843-722-3456

Charleston Ballet Theatre
The Charleston Ballet Theatre was founded in 1967 and started the professional component in 1987. One of the primary artistic goals of the directors, Don and Patricia Cantwell and resident choreographer Jill Eathorne Bahr has been to develop a distinctive repertory offering a mix of works by great contemporary choreographers, and still deliver classics like the Nutcracker to a welcoming audience. Performance venues vary, including traditional ones such as Sottile Theater and Gaillard Auditorium as well as studio performances and outdoor sites.

477 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: 843-723-7334

Charleston IMAX Theatre Charleston IMAX Theatre
Think big at IMAX! A spectacular immersive film experience that enlightens, inspires and educates on a screen five stories high and as wide as a basketball court. The only 3D theatre in South Carolina is located next door to the Aquarium at Aquarium Wharf. Groups welcome. Adults $9/$10; Seniors and youth $8/$9. A, MC, D, V. If you have never been to an IMAX theatre, be sure to check out at least one movie - We watched Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire and Star Wars: Episode 2 on this huge screen, and it was phenominal!

360 Concord Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 725-4629
Fax: (843) 725-4635

Charleston Stage
Charleston Stage, in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre, which is open daily for free self-guided tours, is one of South Carolina's largest arts organizations. Charleston Stage presents a full season of plays, musicals and theatre-for-youth productions throughout the year. Located in the heart of the Historic District, it is within walking distance of the Historic Market and most downtown hotels and restaurants. Special tour group rates available. For information on current productions visit or call 800-454-7093.

135 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29402
Phone: 843-577-5967 or 800-454-7093

Footlight Players
Nestled in the historic district is a former cotton warehouse, renovated by the Footlight Players in 1941 and transformed into a beautiful, quaint, 240-seat theatre. Founded in 1934, the Footlight Players is SC's oldest continuously-operating theatre organization and today produces six main stage productions from August - May. Senior, student, group rates and student rush rates are available. $5-25. MC, V.

20 Queen St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-722-7521

The Dock Street Theatre
Open daily for free self-guided tours. Built on the site of one of America's first theatre buildings (1736), the present theatre, built within the walls of the Planters Hotel (1809), is a recreation of a Georgian Playhouse. With its beautiful hand carved cypress interior, it is one of the most beautiful theatres in America and considered the crown jewel of Charleston’s cultural life. Owned and managed by the City of Charleston, the Dock Street Theatre plays host to the Charleston Stage Company, Spoleto Festival USA, The Moja Arts Festival and many other events throughout the year.

135 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: Box Office(843) 577-7183; Theatre Manager: or Charleston Stage 843-577-5967

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