Must See Plays In Charleston This Fall

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13 Aug 2019
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As you walk through the historic streets of Downtown Charleston, you will pass several beautiful historic theaters in every section of town. The Lowcountry is full of brilliant creative actors, writers, and musicians who perform both well-known and locally written plays every year. If you are visiting this fall or holiday season, we highly recommend setting aside time to catch one of these magnificent performances. 

Charleston Stage

135 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401


  • Aug 28 - Sept 22
  • Come enjoy youthful rebellion, romance, and music as the 1980s classic Footloose comes to Dock Street Theatre!

Nevermore: Voyage into the Netherworld

  • Oct 16 - Nov 3
  • In 1847 Edgar Allan Poe boarded a ship from Baltimore to New York but never arrived. This play explores the mysterious last few days and death of the infamous writer.

Elf: The Musical

  • Dec 4 – Dec 22
  • Get in the holiday spirit by watching Charleston Stage perform the hilarious Will Ferrell Christmas classic. This story is about a human, raised as elf, searching for his real identity in New York City.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • Dec 14 - Dec 21
  • Discover the true meaning of Christmas with the Herdmans: a group of troublemaking kids who were picked for the lead roles in the local Christmas Pageant. 

Queen Street Playhouse

20 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

Born Yesterday

  • Oct 11 – Oct 27
  • Born Yesterday follows a corrupt business owner, Harry Brock, who travels to DC with mistress, Billie Dawn. Billie learns of Harry's corrupt plan to pursuade a congressman to pass legislation that will help his business and begins to interfere with his plan.

She Loves Me

  • Dec 6 – Dec 22
  • A sweet romantic comedy about two people who work together at a parfumerie and strongly dislike eachother. Both of them after write to lonely heart pen pal, and fall in love, without realizing it is eachother they are writing to. Come enjoy this delightful story with an incredible music score.

PURE Theater

134 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29403

Last Rites

  • Aug 22 – Sept 14
  • During the 1967 Detroit riots, three people take refuge in a nearby gas station. This play explores the inevitable combusibility of their differences and the repercusions of the violence that still exists to this day.

The Lifespan of a Fact

  • Oct 31 – Nov 23
  • In this comedy, a determined young fact checker stirs up trouble when his demanding editor gives him an assignment to check the facts on an important piece by a controversial author.

Thirty-Four West Theater Co.

200 Meeting St #100, Charleston, SC 29401

Simply Irresistible

  • June 14 – Sept 7
  • A brand new romantic comedy full of laughs and epic 80's hits.

Can’t Buy Me Love

  • Sept 20 – Nov 16
  • The creators of Uptown Girl bring a new 80's musical about a career driven executive who must get married in three days to win their inheritance.

It’s Christmas, Babe!

  • Nov 22 – Dec 31
  • A new 1960's comedy set in a big city department store during this wild rush of the holiday season.

Woolfe Street Playhouse

34 Woolfe St, Charleston, SC 29403

Summer and Smoke

  • Aug 23 – Sept 8
  • Set in Glorious Hill, Mississippi, this play explores a blossoming romance between a minister's daughter and a wild undisciplined young doctor.

And Then There Were None

  • Oct 24 – Nov 9
  • Based on the thrilling mystery novel, And Then There Were None is about 10 strangers who arrive on an island with an eccentric host. The host acuses the guests of murder and doesn't allow them to leave. While trapped the guests share their darkest secrets...until they begin to die...

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

  • Dec 5 – Dec 28
  • This new musical provides a dramatic and beautiful re-telling of firsthand accounts of the historic Christmas truce between Allied and German soliders during WWI. During this brief period of peace the two armies celebrated the holiday together by sharing food, singing songs, and burrying the dead before having to return to battle.

To see a list of other fun places to visit and things to do in the Charleston area please visit our Things to Do Guide or call our Guest Services Desk at 843-886-8144.