SUPPORT charleston stage's new community initiative, citystage,
by donating to our annual campaign!



CityStage Tour

 Featured Above: Our most recent CityStage community tours of Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook at Angel Oak Elementary, Sanders-Clyde Elementary, Mary Ford Early Learning and Family Center, Chicora Elementary School and St. Paul's Hollywood Library.


Thanks to our patrons' generous support, we’re finally back on stage with live performances and our West Ashley Theatre Center is filled with students excited for our enriching in-person drama classes.

And we’re not just back, but we are launching CityStage, an exciting new initiative to expand the magic of live theatre beyond the walls of the Dock Street Theatre and into the wider community.

Covid-19 has been hard on everyone in our community and at times we felt as though we didn’t know when we could safely return to the stage. It’s exciting to finally have our full 33 person staff back, working hard to create quality education and entertainment for you. Already our educators and 10-member Resident Professional Acting Company have brought live performances to four underserved elementary schools and to the rural Hollywood, SC library.  We hope this will only be the beginning of scores of performances we plan to offer off site in the coming months and years.

New programs of course come at a cost, and we have been working very hard to meet our fundraising goal of $500,000 for this new and exciting program.  Already we have raised $266,000 and we are writing today to ask you to continue your support of Charleston Stage with a gift to our Annual Campaign.

With your support, our full-scale professional productions at the Dock Street Theatre will continue, our enriching educational offerings can expand, and our new CityStage initiatives will bring theatre to thousands of underserved young people and their communities.

Making a gift to our Annual Campaign today will ensure the programs and productions continue and expand and flourish.

You make all of this possible.  Many thanks.


 Julian Signature  Marybeth Signature
Founder and Producing Artistic Director   Associate Artistic Director / Director of Education