Fodor's Expert Review Dock Street Theatre
The original Dock Street, built in 1736, was the first theater building in America. The current structure, reopened in 1935 and renovated in 2010, incorporates the remains of the old Planter's Hotel (circa 1809). Green velvet curtains and wonderful woodwork, give it a New Orleans French Quarter feel. Charleston Stage Company performs full seasons of family-friendly fare, and the Spoleto Festival USA uses the stage for productions in May and June.