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PURE Theatre

477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231
+1 843-723-4444
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Wonderful night of drama and humor

My wife and I had intended to see a play one of the nights we were staying in Charleston, and the... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Lance W
Lombard, Illinois
Excellent experience!

PURE Theater is simply the most intimate, top notch theater experience in Charleston. The small... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Johns Island, South Carolina
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Since 2003, the ensemble actors of Charleston's acclaimed PURE Theatre have built a solid reputation for artistic excellence in provocative contemporary theatre. The 18 professional theatre artists comprising PURE's Core Ensemble are the soul of PURE's work. Serving a sophisticated and diverse audience with a taste for new work, PURE presents a compelling five-play season between September and June. "PURE Theatre continues its reign as Charleston's go-to spot for contemporary theatre." -Chas. City Paper "Seasoned actors, displaying the best in ensemble acting." "productions that are consummately professional in every aspect of live theater" "stunningly funny, moving and profound" "This is material that challenges audiences as well as actors and directors." -Post & Courier "Producing contemporary theatre at its best." "Regularly filling their black box theatre with appreciative audiences." -Charleston Magazine
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231
+1 843-723-4444
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

My wife and I had intended to see a play one of the nights we were staying in Charleston, and the Pure Theatre came highly recommended. So we attended their opening of "Father Comes Home from the Wars," a Civil War play told from the...More

Thank Lance W
PURE T, Artistic Director at PURE Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for your review of PURE and our work, Lance W! If you lived in Charleston, we would love to call you a season subscriber, so give it some thought... Given that moving may not be in the cards, just know that we'll be...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017

PURE Theater is simply the most intimate, top notch theater experience in Charleston. The small stadium style seating allows for a great view in every seat. The talent is top notch and I am continually impressed with the storylines, execution, and talent. A must in...More

Thank jfkdawgs
Reviewed 21 November 2016

All too frequently American efforts at an Irish accent are way off the mark.. all Hollywood, no Irish. This was different in that they had an excellent grasp of Irish accents and carried that off with aplomb. In only a rare few places did the...More

Thank Aughlin
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a small affordable theater. We saw The Christians and it was excellent. Five actors on a simple unchanging stage set showed how one small theological idea can cause major schisms.

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The production we saw had 5 actors each of whom did an excellent job. They carried the story line in a compelling and dramatic way. All were top tier. The scenery was minimal but totally adequate for the show. The ticket price was reasonable and...More

Thank Patty8888
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I love the arts and have acted in a small theatre back in my hometown, so when my hubby and I came across PURE Theatre downtown-I knew I had to check out a show. We attended a "pay what you will" performance of "The Christians"....More

Thank brittanymiller777
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Outstanding, innovative, creative, intimate. Courageous programming. Great acting ,especially Sharon Graci herself in the Testament of Mary.

Thank judy h
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We recently took in a production, Buyer & Cellar, at the PURE Theatre. It was honestly amazing. Good theatre sweeps people up into the story, and PURE Theatre certainly delivers. Kind of a no-nonsense store front turned theatre. Inside is nice art and a most...More

Thank ahhaterry
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is amazing all around! The acting, directing, music and story all come together to really touch the soul! I was caught up from the first word.

Thank Susan l
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Every time I see a play at PURE, I'm delighted by the genius displayed there. But this time, last night, my wife and I were treated to a play that was moving and hilarious and tender and thoughtful. David Lee Nelson, the playwright, has created...More

Thank marshgerm
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Questions & Answers
15 December 2016|
Response from PURE T | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for reaching out! PURE is casual and cozy. Dress comfortably! Hope to see you soon!
7 November 2016|
Response from PURE T | Property representative |
Hi there! The Beauty Queen of Leenane ends at 9:30. Let us know if you have any additional questions, and thanks so much for reaching out!
7 November 2016|
Response from Patty8888 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what the play is.