Saluda County Historical Museum & Theatre. Image Courtesy of SCPRT.
South Carolina has a long tradition of theatrical arts, from Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, to community theater and filmmaking in towns across the state.
South Carolina Theater
South Carolina has a long tradition of theatrical arts, from Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, to community theater in towns across the state.
- Charleston Theatrical History
Explore this mural in Charleston that features actors, playwrights, and other historical figures from Charleston’s theater history.
- 46 Broad Street
This tavern was the site of a production of “The Orphan,” one of the first theatrical performances in Charleston.
- Theater Lore
Learn the history of many of the theater superstitions still believed today.
- South Carolina Theater
Find out what theatre productions are happening around the state.
- Artopia-Media Arts
Meet an artist, be a media critic, watch a movie, and create your own animation and storyboards.
- Theater Memories
People from around the state share their memories of the classic movie theaters they grew up with.
- Movies Filmed in South Carolina
A comprehensive list of movies made in South Carolina.
- Newberry Opera House
Built in 1881 for $30,000 it become known as "the entertainment center of the Midlands."
Fox Movietone News Collection
The University of South Carolina maintains a library of newsreel footage from Fox Movietone News and local TV station footage. You can watch selected videos at the links below.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking in Kingstree, SC in 1966
- Video clips from the Collection
- More video clips
Porgy & Bess: A Charleston Opera
Charleston native Dubose Heyward wrote the book Porgy in 1925, about African-American life in tenement streets of his hometown. In 1935 Heyward and George Gershwin produced an opera based on the book.