Theater and Film

Saluda Theatre

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.

Cool Links

 

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.

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.