Dock Street Theater
An announcement in the South Carolina Gazette in 1736 read: "On Tuesday, February 12, will be opened the New Theater in Dock Street in which will be perform'd "The Recruiting Officer". The house became known as the Dock Street Theater.
It closed in 1738 and burned in the great Charleston fire of 1740. Two more playhouses were built on the site and then a hotel.
In 1937, a replica of the original 1736 interior was constructed in the deteriorating hotel with room for 563 in pew like seating and has remained in use since.
The Dock Street Theater is actually located on Church Street (the street name having changed in 1809.)
This image was taken in 1982, well prior to any of the recent renovations.
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