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The Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, SC

Calvin Gilmore Theater8901 North Kings HighwayMyrtle Beach, SC 29572
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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.
  • 36 performers.
  • Variety of music.
  • State-of-the-art sound and visual effects.


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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"Nothing but extraordinary talent here"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 15, 2017 NEW
Let's get something straight up front. The gals in this production are gorgeous and talented beyond belief. My wife would have me say the guys are hunks and talented too. Visited this venue with many military veterans and were awe struck at the phenomenal show that one experiences here. All members of the production have such God-given talent that, at its conclusion,you will be wanting to hear more. Please don't hesitate in making plans to attend a show. From the acoustically sound theater, the very comfortable seating, the exquisitely costumed dancers, the very talented musicians and singers all combine to have you remark over and over, "What a fantastic show that was! " You will come back to relive this production.
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Donna J
Marlborough, Massachusetts
"Time Warp"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 15, 2017 NEW
Amazing group of talented performers! Great show and beautiful venue! Definitely will go see other shows. Well worth the $$.
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Myrtle Beach
"time warp....awesome"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2017 NEW
Time warp has a wide array of music from the 60s, 70s, 80s. Stairway to heaven was awesome. Great musicians, dancers and the cloggers are phenomenal. Closing number eas a little anti-climatic with no encore for the invidual performers
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Greenville, North Carolina
"Fun for Adult and Couples"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2017 NEW
We went to the Christmas special. This was our second visit, and the first was 5 years ago. Like last time, it was fantastic. We both loved it. There was comedy, dancing, singing, big band style music, a little opera, and show performances. The dancers (Tap Dancing) are simple amazing! The room was at capacity, which was the same last time we went.
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Kingston, Canada
"A Great Way to Spend an Evening"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2017 NEW
My friends and I took advantage of a deal going on in January and we purchased tickets to the Time Warp. The evening was fun and had a lot of oldies but goodies and some music that I wasn't fond of during those years-but, a lot of songs and music that had me in a warp back to that time. They blended in music with comic intervals and (I would say) that was a good mix. We needed to laugh and enjoy and remember. The intermission was welcome as some smokers in the group needed to get outside. We took advantage of the restrooms and to stroll around the gift shop. OUr pictures were ready for display at intermission also. They were taken at the entrance to the show before we left to get our seats. The one caution I would add here is that there is a coupon for $10 cash and once you inquire it seems to be about selling you something or other. I didn't want the distraction to what was going to be an excellent evening.
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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 at 1-888-590-3029.

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