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Music, Comedy, & Theater Venues in Charleston, SC

Even after the arrival of movies and television, there is still a sort of magic that comes from watching live acting and seeing a story come alive right before your very eyes. Spend an evening in one of Charleston's theaters and you'll be mesmerized from the moment the curtain opens until curtain call.

PURE Theatre

Award-winning plays produced by one of the Southeast’s leading professional theatre companies. “This is where theatre gets real in Charleston.” The Washington Post

Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre and Shoppe

Live comedy theatre in a cozy setting – clean comic whodunit shows, volunteer audience participation, a la carte appetizers, drinks, & desserts. At downtown City Market.

The Footlight Players

Charleston’s original theatre company in residence at the historic Queen Street Playhouse, offering a variety of live entertainment all year long.

Actors' Theatre of South Carolina

Acclaimed professional theater & film company. Offering live theater & Screenings of "All For Liberty" award-winning Rev War feature film! Critics: "...outstanding acting..."

Brad and Jennifer Moranz Present

Bringing their Broadway experience to Charleston, Brad and Jennifer Moranz create spectacular musical variety shows for the whole family presented throughout the year.

Charleston Opera Theater

Charleston Opera Theater brings live professional concerts and opera performances to the Lowcountry with quality, creativity and with a heart honoring the soul of the artform.

Charleston Playhouse

Charleston’s first Professional Equity Theatre, located downtown at the CofC Sottile Theatre. Featuring Broadway actors, Equity members, and professional local talent.

Gaillard Center

The Charleston Gaillard Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to developing and operating a state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Charleston.

Gracie & Lacy

As seen in NYC, award-winning vocal and dance duo Gracie & Lacy, headline every 2nd Saturday at Forte Jazz Lounge. Enjoy hits of Sinatra, Streisand, Ella and more!

Holy City Magic

An intimate magic theater, event venue & bar. Enjoy a rotating schedule of world renowned magic and variety entertainment every weekend. “Charleston’s hot ticket” – USA Today

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

The 2,300 seat North Charleston Performing Arts Center features a state-of-the-art performance venue for events ranging from conference speakers to Broadway-style productions.

Palmetto City Ballet

High quality dance performances, live music highlights, and dance education providing an impactful experience for our patrons and enhancing the arts atmosphere of our city.

The Have Nots!

Charleston’s home for improv comedy! No scripts! SC’s only professional improv theatre is guaranteed to make you laugh. High energy show is based on audience suggestion.

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