Express Yourself & Explore Entertainment at the Charleston Stage

It's been in the Lowcountry for more than 40 years!

Charleston Stage

It’s the perfect place to explore your dramatic side or just catch a show! From Mama Mia to Beauty and the Beast, you are sure to be entertained right here in the Lowcountry!


Charleston Stage, founded by Playwright Julian Wiles in 1978, is South Carolina’s largest professional theatre company. Charleston Stage is a non-profit organization in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre, which has 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 25 full-time staff members, guest artists, and scores of actors, dancers, singers and musicians, and TheatreWings High School Apprentices.

Education Programs

Bringing great drama, literature, and history to over 22,000 young people in the Lowcountry each year, arts education has always been a cornerstone of Charleston Stage’s mission. Education programs include special low price performances for over 19,000 school students each season, an after-school TheatreSchool program which provides theatre training for over 350 students each year, our TheatreWings Apprenticeship Program, a pre-professional theatre training program for outstanding high school students, and ArtReach Workshops, led by members of Charleston Stage’s Professional Resident Acting Company, bringing the magic of theatre to schools throughout the state.


Charleston Stage has premiered more than 30 new plays and musicals. Since 1978, Charleston Stage has always had a commitment to new works, especially shows that celebrate the rich culture and history of Charleston and South Carolina. Recent world premieres include Gershwin at Folly, which told the story of the genesis of Porgy and Bess and The Seat of Justice, which explored South Carolina’s pivotal role in the landmark Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court decision.

Plan Your Visit

Dock Street Theatre
135 Church Street
Charleston, SC  29401

Box Office: 843-577-7183 

West Ashley Theatre Center

Charleston Stage West Ashley Theatre Center
Ashley Landing
1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407

Administration Office: 843-577-5967


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