Old Dock Street Theater, Charleston - Click To Enlarge

Old Dock Street Theater, Charleston, South Carolina

The Dock Street Theatre is a theater in the historic French Quarter neighborhood of downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

Old Dock Street Theater, Charleston - Click To Enlarge
Old Dock Street Theater, Charleston – Click To Enlarge

This building was originally a hotel in 1809 and converted to a theater in 1935. It is also on the site of the first theater in the US thirteen colonies (before independence). A lot of history is here.

Old Dock Street Theater, Charleston - Click To Enlarge
Old Dock Street Theater, Charleston – Click To Enlarge

The original Dock Street Theater was opened in 1736 nearby, but much of the French Quarter burned in 1740.

Old Dock Street Theater, Charleston - Click To Enlarge
Old Dock Street Theater, Charleston – Click To Enlarge

The waiting room where you gather before a show is like a little museum.

Old Dock Street Theater, Charleston - Click To Enlarge
Old Dock Street Theater, Charleston – Click To Enlarge

During intermission there is a 200 hundred year old tap room for refreshments.

Old Dock Street Theater, Charleston - Click To Enlarge
Old Dock Street Theater, Charleston – Click To Enlarge

Walking into the theater was spur of the moment, the doors were open. Better lighting, a different camera and lens, many other little things could have provided different types of images.

But really, what could be better than an on the fly shoot of history.

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