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The Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, SC

Calvin Gilmore Theater8901 North Kings HighwayMyrtle Beach, SC 29572
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$45.95
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Overview

Winner of many South Carolina tourism awards and deemed “A Big Hit” by USA Today, The Carolina Opry offers a truly unique variety show with a cast of 36 performers in a two-hour performance filled with fun and laughter for the whole family. Guests can enjoy Broadway hits, pop music favorites, gospel songs and more accompanied by state-of-the-art sound and visual effects.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Myrtle Beach Travel Experts
  • Arrive 10 minutes before show time to see the pre-show.
  • Beer and wine is available.
  • Show duration: 2 hrs.
  • No flash photography.
  • Features 36 performers, variety of music, and state-of-the-art sound and visual effects.

Description

from The Carolina Opry
If you only see one show, this is the one! The Carolina Opry has won every major South Carolina tourism award including Most Outstanding Attraction and the prestigious Governor's Cup. Year after year, The Carolina Opry is voted the Best Show by readers of the Myrtle Beach Sun News, a Knight-Ridder newspaper. And it's the only show that has been featured on NBC Nightly News, CNN, TNN, and USA Today, which called it "A Big Hit.” The New York Post called it "A Hot Ticket.”

Entertainer and entrepreneur Calvin Gilmore launched The Carolina Opry on South Carolina's Grand Strand in 1986. His live music variety show features a cast of 36 of the nation's top singers, dancers, comedians and musicians in its own 2200-seat show palace with state-of-the-art sound and lighting and three giant video screens. The show, which is continually updated with new music and comedy, is two hours of high energy entertainment that blends humor and dancing with everything from rock 'n roll, Broadway, and country to classic hits, pop melodies and gospel. Young and old are counted among its fans who are sure to include a performance in their visit to Myrtle Beach.

In November and December, the theater is transformed into a winter wonderland where the magic of the season comes alive in The Carolina Opry Christmas Special a wonderfully dazzling, jolly and sentimental musical celebration of America's best-loved holiday.

Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Virginia V Rideout
Danville, VA
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"The best show ever with great surprises..."
August, 2016
The dance revue was awesome...thank you
Excellent talent and show...Looking forward to doing it again.
Tip: Arrive timely and enjoy the show...Clap and cheer to show appreciation

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Carol Rifici
Bellair, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great show!"
June, 2016
The singers and dancers were nothing but first class. You could tell they really cared abt. Their performance. The comedians were funny and very entertaining.
Tip: Most seats are good, but we sat very near the front and felt more a part of the show.

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Jeanie Tyler
Quitman, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome show"
June, 2016
My granddaughter's first show! She loved this show as did the rest of our family! It was terrific. Picking up the tickets was simple. Our seats were excellent and there were ushers to show us to our seats! Just a wonderful night!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Stephanie K
"Mixed feelings "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2017 NEW
We went and seen both the Opry, and Time Warp. Thursday night, we loved the Opry, and decided to go back Friday for Time Warp. My dad loves oldies music, but this was different. The show says 60's, 70's, and 80's. It is mostly 70's and 80's. Didn't care for all the crazy lights, and loud music. Loved All That!!
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63Scott
Arlington, Virginia
"Great Music"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2017 NEW
We attended on a Friday night and the house was less than half full. Those there were treated to a fantastic, high energy show with great music. Music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Extremely well performed with great energy
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scoobdo21
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
"Absolutely love these shows!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2017 NEW
Every time I come to see TCO and Time Warp they are awesome. I absolutely love the added Elvis segment with Brad Long in TCO show. Great job Brad! I'm so thankful for the addition of Truckin' by the Grateful Dead to the Time Warp show. It was my brothers fav and it's like he's there with me at the show. It made me tear up and smile at the same time. I've been coming to The Carolina Opry on a regular basis since I moved here in 1996. It never disappoints! Thank you all for what you do! Truly amazing! Kathy S
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deanna46
Millis, Massachusetts
"Night out in Myrtle Beach"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2017 NEW
Good show, small theater - good seats everywhere. Convenient location and plenty of parking. Clogging was fantastic - good variety of music for all ages.
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Nora H
"Thunder & Light (Male Clogging, Female dancers, Magic, Laser Lights)"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2017 NEW
We so enjoyed our recent visit to watch "Thunder & Light!" The talented exhibition of dancers and magic was such a treat. Can't wait to bring our out-of- town family (especially the younger group) to see this along with the magic show that left us talking about, "How did they do THAT???"😉Thanks to all the cast . Thank you for providing such high-quality and entertaining shows. We thoroughly enjoy them.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Carolina Opry

When should I arrive for the show?
If you would like to watch the pre-show, we recommend arriving at the theater between 30 and 45 minutes prior to showtime. Otherwise, arriving no later than 10 minutes before the show will do just fine.

I am running late to the show. Will my group still be allowed to see the show?
Dependent on how late your party arrives, your entry to the show is at the manager’s discretion. Once the curtain is up, the show utilizes special effects and bright lights. If the manager allows you to enter the theater, you must wait until the current number is over to enter for everyone’s safety.

If you arrive too late to the show, your reserved seats may no longer be available.

Is the theater accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility issues?
Yes. While you can book wheelchair accessible seats online, we highly recommend calling our box office to ensure you receive the seats necessary to accommodate your needs.

The following sections are designed specifically for individuals with wheelchairs:

Premium Section – Sections A and C, row 1
Regular Section – Sections A and C, rows 2 through 6 on the outside aisle, Sections D and H rows 7, 8 and 17

In addition, all aisle seats on the ground floor are Disability Aisle Transfer seats. The seat arm raises completely out of the way and allows you to be transferred into the theater seat.

For additional mobility questions, please call customer service.

Where is the theater located?
The Calvin Gilmore Theater is located at 8901 North Kings Highway right next to Pirates Voyage.