Over the past few years, the Holy City has seen a renaissance in performing arts, with each of Charleston’s theatre companies contributing their unique voices to the city.From improv comedy to Shakespearian drama, the talent that abounds Charleston is a delight for every theatergoer.

New to the scene? Get acquainted with our favorite Low country theatre companies here:

Charleston Stage CompanyFounded by playwright Julian Wiles in 1978, the Charleston Stageis South Carolina’s largest professional theatre company in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Charleston Stage provides a full season of plays, musicals, and theatre-for-youth productions. Be sure to explore the upcoming plays for the whole family to enjoy! The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery TheatreLeisurely browse the mystery shoppe, but kill no time ordering tickets as this cozy comedy theatre sells out quickly! Featuring Inspector No Clue’s Murder Mystery, the ghostly Charleston History Mystery, and the family-oriented Pirate Mystery Treasure Show, there’s a performance for everyone’s tastes. Theater 99For some off-the-cuff laughs, check out Theater 99, Charleston’s home for improv comedy. No scripts—just improve, all the time! As Charleston’s only professional improv theatre, each show guarantees high-energy laughs fueled by audience suggestion. No two shows are ever the same! Brad and Jennifer Moranz Present: Bringing their Broadway experience to Charleston, Brad and Jennifer Moranz create spectacular musical variety shows for the whole family presented throughout the year. Browse their upcoming events for tickets to a performance you’ll never forget! Charleston Youth Company (opens in a new tab): Join the Charleston Youth Company as they present their Winter Spectacular at the Sottile Theatre February 1 and 2. Show tickets can be purchased at the Sottile Theatre box office on the evening of the show, by calling the rehearsal studio at  843-766-4007(opens in a new tab) , or from any CYC cast member. Charleston County School of the Arts:(opens in a new tab)Charleston County School of Performing Arts presents the classic, Hairspray January 21-February 2 at the Rose Maree Myers Theatre for the Performing Arts.  For more information and to purchase tickets please visit their website(opens in a new tab).

Have you had the chance to catch one of these companies’ performances? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!