Charleston Theaters

Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina

PO Box 930
Folly Beach, SC 29439
Actors' Theatre of South Carolina is a highly acclaimed professional Actors' Equity Guest Artist Theatre company performing in Charleston, created 11 years ago by theatre, film and television stars, Clarence Felder and Chris Weatherhead. Customized performances can be booked for your group. Actors' Theatre offers classes in all levels of acting as well as other specialized classes in filmmaking and writing.

American Theater

446 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Art Forms & Theatre Concepts Inc

930 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Art Forms and Theatre Concepts Inc., Charleston's Premiere African-American Theatre Company is celebrating its 11th year of providing high quality works by respected playwrights detailing the African-American experience.

Carmike James Island 8

1743 Central Park Road
Charleston, SC 29412

Charleston Music Hall

37 John Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Charleston Stage

PO Box 356
Charleston, SC 29402
Charleston Stage, founded by Playwright Julian Wiles in 1978, is South Carolina’s largest professional theatre company. At the Historic Dock Street Theatre, which has just recently undergone a $19 million renovation, Charleston Stage has presented over 150 productions and played to a collective audience of over one million strong. Charleston Stage employs 13 full-time staff members, guest artists, and scores of actors, dancers, singers and musicians and TheatreWings High School Apprentices.


963 Houston Northcutt Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Cinebarre Mount Pleasant is ages 18 & up at all shows unless specifically noted otherwise. Minors are allowed if accompanied and seated with a parent; sorry, no children under 6 any time (except during Scream Day). Beer and wine served 7 days a week.

Cinema Grill

446 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Cinemark Movies 8

4488 Ladson Road
Summerville, SC 29485

The Charleston Acting Studio

915 Folly Road
Charleston, SC 29412
In 2007 Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions opened The Charleston Acting Studio on James Island where they offer theatre classes to children and adults, taught by professional actors, directors and theatre professionals. 

College of Charleston Department of Theatre

66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
The Department of Theatre in the School of the Arts at The College of Charleston is an award-winning undergraduate theatre program and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).  It offers a BA in Theatre with five concentrations and serves over 140 majors.  Alumni have attended some of the finest graduate schools in the country, performed on Broadway, or have worked in film and television.  Each year it presents a most diverse season, which often includes classics, musicals, and contemporary productions.  Its annual summer Shakespeare Project makes it the only theatrical organization in Charleston to regularly produce the works of the Bard. 

The Company Company

307 Tall Oak Ave
Charleston, SC 29407
Specializing in music theatre, The Company Company has produced critically acclaimed regional premiers of Sondheim classics. Building and nurturing relationships to “create community through the arts,” They also produce dinner theatre experiences, musical theatre workshops for youth and adults, artist-in-residence programs to schools, motivational performances and seminars, and promotes the development of artists and new works.

Creative Spark Center for the Arts

757 Long Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
A private not for profit multi-disciplinary art center. Their mission is to provide high quality arts education to all who seek it regardless of talent, ability to pay, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.  They believe that everyone has a creative spark and that learning the arts should be FUN.  They have over 400 students each week ranging from newborns through adults. They offer many classes in art, drama, clay and private lessons in voice, violin, guitar and piano.

Dock Street Theatre

135 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
The Charleston Stage Company creates a series of annual performances at the theatre and performs from September until the end of April. The Spoleto Chamber Series is also housed at this historic theatre.

Deuce Theatre

The South of Broadway Studios
1080 E. Montague Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
Deuce Theatre is an experimental theatre company, unafraid to take chances, connect with the audience and tackle issues!  Deuce Theatre's work has an ensemble-style approach and focuses on company-developed original productions.  Deuce is always exploring new ways to interact with their audiences, connect with the community and provide opportunities for local artists.

The Flowertown Players

The James F. Dean Theatre
133 S. Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
The mission of The Flowertown Players, Inc. is to produce and present quality community theater, to encourage and promote educational and literary performing arts projects for all segments of the tri-county population, and to provide a venue for thespians, artists, technicians, and other creative people to practice their crafts.

Footlight Players Theatre Box Office

20 Queens Street
Charleston, SC 29401
The Footlight Players presents six plays in a regular season, stage productions which mark them as one of the leading community theatres in the South. Generations of plays presented by and for the community have consolidated the aims of the Footlight Players: To provide the best in theatre entertainment for the Lowcountry: to provide an outlet for the talent, energies and cultural aspirations of the community; and to create and establish for the future, a theatre rooted in the traditions, needs and dreams of the community.

Garden Theatre

Hampton Park
Charleston, SC 29401

The Hippodrome Widescreen

360 Concord Street, Ste 100
Charleston, SC 29401
The Hippodrome Widescreen is focused on first run blockbuster pictures. This state of the art facility boasts Charleston's largest movie screen, state of the art digital sound and leather BMW seats. Situated on the waterfront next to the Aquarium, breathtaking views await you. 

League of Charleston Theatres

1113 Starwood Court
Charleston, SC 29412
The League of Charleston Theatres is an alliance of theatre organizations created to support, advocate and promote Charleston’s theatre industry both locally and nationally. The mission of the League is to promote awareness and visibility for live theatre in the Charleston area, and provide services that strengthen the operations of both the member theatres and performing arts organizations in general. The League will serve as a forum for its members to address common concerns and as a vehicle for collective action.

Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions

1551 Regimental Lane
Johns Island, SC 29455
Since 1989, Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions has produced a variety of theatre performances in the Charleston area and on tour in the southeast.  Founders of Midtown Theatre - formerly the cabaret black box theatre in the heart of downtown Charleston - Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions is headed up by Artistic Director, Sheri Grace Wenger and Producing Director, Ryan Ahlert.  In 2007 Midtown/Sheri Grace Productions opened The Charleston Acting Studio on James Island where they offer theatre classes to children and adults, taught by professional actors, directors and theatre professionals. 

Movies at Mt. Pleasant

963 Houston Northcutt Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

North Charleston Coliseum

Performing Arts Center
5001 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC 29418

PURE Theatre

PO Box 448
Charleston, SC 29402
PURE Theatre is a small professional theatre producing the work of contemporary playwrights with specific interest in new plays.  PURE has been continually praised for its commitment to quality and unyielding drive for excellence.  Receiving both audience and critical acclaim, PURE has been the recipient of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Play, Best One-Person Play, and Most Diverse Theatre Company critic and audience awards.

Regal-Azalea Square Stadium 16

215 Azalea Square Blvd
Summerville, SC 29483

Regal Charles Towne Square 18

2401 Mall Drive
North Charleston, SC 29406

Regal Cinema

963 Houston Northcutt Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Regal Cinema

2401 Mall Drive
North Charleston, SC 29406

Regal Palmetto Grande Stadium 16

1319 Theater Drive
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

South of Broadway Theatre Co.

1080 E Montague Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
Their 2010/11 season begins in September with The Greater Park Circle Play Festival with four weekends of new works (full length and 10 minute plays) in staged readings.  The rest of their season features three adult shows (one of which is operatic) and four youth shows.   They also have a wide range of acting and singing classes for all ages, and workshops throughout the year with casting consultants and talent agents from New York or LA.  They have a month long artistic residency in NYC during the summer (Summer in the City) where participants reside in Lincoln Center and individual courses of intensive studies are pursued in five artistic disciplines.  They also host a variety of other arts organizations out of their black box theatre in North Charleston's popular Olde Village in the historic Park Circle area.

Terrace Theater

1956D Maybank Highway
Charleston, SC 29412
The Terrace Theater is committed to bringing the best of Independent and Foreign Cinema to the Lowcountry. They are the only theater dedicated to showing art house films in the Charleston area, and are proud to fill this vital role for the community. Without their presence, many groundbreaking and award-winning films would never be seen in Charleston. Winner 2009 Best Movie Theater in Charleston. They also play cutting edge 1st run commercial films. Their concessions menu has been designed to provide suitable selections for everyone, from standard movie fare like popcorn and soda to imported and domestic beer and wine (over 50 varieties), gourmet Perugina & Lindt chocolates and exotic treats.

Theatre 99

280 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Theatre 99 has shows every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Theatre 99 has a bar with beer, wine and sodas. It is a non-smoking venue. Shows are typically rated PG-13, but since it is based on audience suggestion, you never know what is going to happen. Shows are not appropriate for kids under 11 years old. Most shows contain adult language.

The Village Playhouse

730 Coleman Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
The Village Playhouse and Repertory Company is a professional non profit theatre organization, producing drama, comedy, and musicals. Located east of the Cooper, the Village presents contemporary and classic works with a special emphasis on the best plays of the 20th century.  Their aim is to bring lesser known great works to life in an intimate environment for a new generation of theatre goers.  They create theatre for our community, from within their community- working primarily with Charleston's local ensemble of actors and artists.