Monochrome Dock Street Theater, Charleston

Dock Street Theater, French Quarter, Charleston. Monochrome

A favorite of mine, Dock Street Theater.

The structure, which was built as a hotel in 1809 and converted to a theater in 1935, occupies the site of the first building in the Thirteen Colonies designed for use as a theater. It has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973.

On February 12, 1736 the original Dock Street Theatre opened with a performance of George Farquhar’s play 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, took place at the Historic Dock Street Theatre.

Monochrome Dock Street Theater, Charleston
Monochrome Dock Street Theater, Charleston

 

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