Footlight Players

The Footlight Players, Charleston’s longest continuously producing theatre company, is celebrating its 85th anniversary season in 2016-2017 and is located in the heart of the French Quarter. What began as a small group in 1931 has become a theatrical tradition in Charleston, built and strengthened over many years by hundreds of willing hands, by priceless gifts of time and toil, enthusiasm and talent, and strong community support. We have been and will continue to be a community theatre providing an outlet for the creativity, energy and cultural aspirations of local talent, as a theatre rooted in the traditions, needs and dreams of our community. Footlight is a magical place that will transform you to a different place in time.


Box Office Phone: (843) 722-4487
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Footlight Players Theater 20 Queen St. Charleston, SC 29401



(843) 722-4487

Upcoming Shows for Footlight Players

Start Date: Dec 1 2017 - 8:00pm

This musical has become a worldwide phenomenon and the winner of seven Tony Awards. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. “Annie” is the perfect family friendly musical for the holiday season.

Start Date: Jan 19 2018 - 8:00pm

Vanya and Sonia, named after Anton Chekhov’s characters, live in the family home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The third sibling, Masha, is a successful actress and supports her brother and sister. When Masha returns home with her much younger lover, Spike, she brings with her a whirlwind of activity and throws the household into chaos. She’s returned home supposedly to attend a costume party at a neighbor’s home and wants her family and friends to dress up as characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.