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The Dock Street Theater…A Little Charleston History

When you visit Charleston in the near future, you should definitely keep in mind the Dock Street Theatre as a must see.  They always put on a great show, and it is one of the most interesting features of downtown Charleston.  Here is a little history on the theatre from the Charleston Stage: On February 12, 1736 the Dock Street Theatre opened with a performance of The Recruiting Officer. Built on the corner of Church Street and Dock Street (now known as Queen Street), the Historic Dock Street Theatre was the first building in America built exclusively to be used for theatrical performances. Flora, the first opera performance in America, … Continue reading

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