The Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, SC

Calvin Gilmore Theater8901 North Kings HighwayMyrtle Beach, SC 29572
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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.
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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.
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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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Sarah K
Nashville, Tennessee
"THIS SHOW NEEDS TO BE #1 ON TRIPADVISOR"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2018 NEW
I am not usually one to write reviews. As is human nature, most people don’t, unless something is either very good or very bad. Well let me just say, TCO is EXTREMELY AMAZINGLY VERY GOOD. As you can see from my information, my mom and I vacationed in Myrtle Beach for the first time in October of last year. I never took the time to write a review but I realized I totally need to. This show needs to be the #1 show/performance/concert in every category! The quality was AMAZING. The talent was JAW DROPPING. (Literally, we were in the second row and I’m sure some of the cast had to be like “Did you see that starry-eyed chick in the front?” Haha). The comedy was FUNNY. The variety was PERFECT. I started following TCO a and a few of the entertainers on social media and my heart hurts every time they post! I just want to be back there so bad! Take my word for it. You will NOT be disappointed on TCO. I literally think about how amazing it was every single day. Every single day. I’ll be back someday! Thank you for all you do, TCO!
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kennedysjamdan
Angie, Louisiana
"Fantastic!!!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2018 NEW
This is a GREAT show, great talent and singing, great proformers, recognize veterans &CREATOR. Variety of music well produced
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garthtuxford
saltash
"A great night out"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2018 NEW
We had a great evening and the performance and the singing was superlative. The Opry staff were very friendly and took time to welcome all visitors.
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Izlandlife
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
"Time Warp-Best Show Ever!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 13, 2018 NEW
We saw this show last week during our stay in Myrtle Beach, SC. What a wonderful group of talent. It was an amazing 2 hours of music from the 60's to the early 80's. This was better than some Vegas shows by far. I would go back to see it again.
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lexy57
United States
"I won, we won, it’s a winner!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 08, 2018 NEW
Won 2 tickets on Facebook!! This place is beautiful, staffed with kind, happy people. Very clean and welcoming. High energy show with talent, talent, talent!! Highly recommend seeing this beautiful show! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
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The Carolina Opry is located at Calvin Gilmore Theater8901 North Kings HighwayMyrtle Beach, SC 29572
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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.