Shows & Entertainment

Myrtle Beach theaters are the perfect complement to a wonderful beach vacation! Since 1986, when Calvin Gilmore and The Carolina Opry pioneered the Myrtle Beach area's theater boom, the area has emerged as a hotspot for live family entertainment - offering the best in shows, music, dance, comedy, dinner theater, celebrity concerts, and movies. Allow The Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to be your guide to the many available outlets of entertainment on The Grand Strand. Experience the full spectrum of Myrtle Beach shows and local venues, including live theater, dinner shows, variety shows, concert halls and movie theaters.

Spend Your Evening At A Myrtle Beach Theater

At The Grand Strand, you can see Calvin Gilmore's music and comedy variety show, The Carolina Opry, which has won every top South Carolina tourism award - or enjoy his newest Myrtle Beach theater show, "Time Warp," featuring the music of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Listen to amazing tribute artists, portraying your favorite celebrity entertainers of the past and present at Legend's in Concert. Hear America's favorite music at Alabama Theatre's "One - The Show" or any of the celebrity concerts performed at this popular Myrtle Beach, South Carolina theater. Sit on the edge of your seats as you watch and participate in a high energy, rock n' roll comedy hypnosis show at GTS Theatre. Or take-in one of two new shows at the Palace Theatre or the House of Blues, which features blues, jazz, gospel, concerts and guest rock artists. You can even enjoy a pirate feast while watching a buccaneer battle at the new Pirates Voyage - Dinner & Show, or feast at the castle and watch dueling knights at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.  All of these attractions, and more, await you in South Carolina's premier entertainment destination: Myrtle Beach.

  • Alabama Theatre. Voted # 1 year after year with hot concert acts and huge variety show ONE. ONE the show features America's favorite music Country, Broadway, Pop, Gospel, hilariously original Comedy and everything in between.
  • GTS Theatre. New Myrtle Beach shows and attraction. The Motown Tribute Show has all ready won the Bravo Award from Trip Advisor for all 5 Star Ratings. See the Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show with 2 versions one for the whole family and one just for the adults.  Or take in another musical with Golden Age of Hollywood – A Tribute to Hollywood Musicals. Plus, a show just for the Adults Vaudeville the Show – A Late Night Burlesque & Variety Show and don’t forget Holiday Time is great at GTS Theatre too! Every show has audience & cast interaction.
  • Carolina Improv Company. While improvisational comedy is an admired art, what most people don’t understand is that it’s not a natural gift - it’s a skill that is learned. The Carolina Improv Company trains and also entertains with nightly shows including "Whose Beach Is It Anyway?" and "Whose High School Life Is It Anyway?" You won't want to miss this improv comedy club at Uptown Theater in Myrtle Beach.
  • Carolina Opry. Founded by entertainer and entrepreneur Calvin Gilmore, the Carolina Opry pioneered the Myrtle Beach area's theater boom and has won every top South Carolina tourism award.  The 2,200-seat venue offers a medley of music, including country, pop, gospel, Broadway, jazz and more, plus generous helpings of comedy and dance. Mr. Gilmore regularly appears on the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Time Warp. "Time Warp," is a high-energy, ever-changing production showcasing the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, and features the talented cast of The Carolina Opry. If you love the songs that topped the charts, this fast-paced show will take you back to the glory days of American popular music.
  • Thunder & Light. Calvin Gilmore's newest show at The Carolina Opry. This entirely new live production stars the nationally renowned clogging group All That! combined with a multi-million dollar laser light show and features the magic of The Wagsters. 
  • The House of Blues. The House of Blues attracts standouts in the world of blues, jazz, gospel and rock. Norah Jones, Edwin McCain, Counting Crows, Keith Urban, Hootie & The Blowfish, and Chris Isaac are just a few of the headliners who have appeared here. Other big draws include the Sunday Gospel Brunch, Teen Dance Night, and Murder Mystery Dinner Theater.
  • Legends in Concert. The World's Greatest Live Tribute Show direct from Las Vegas. Legends In Concert features 5-6 tributes in each show that look like and sound like the stars they re-create from Elvis, Dolly Parton, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, The Tempations and many more! This is the ultimate live concert experience appearing nightly from February through December at Broadway at The Beach.
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. At Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, knights on Andalusian stallions compete for the audience's attention. Every performance features thrilling action and four-course feasting. A new show and menu made its debut in June 2012, along with new characters, costumes, lighting, and music making it a family favorite to experience again and again.
  • Palace Theatre. With more than 2,600 seats, the majestic Palace Theatre has two new shows this season. A nostalgic trip down memory lane with Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons in Hot Jersey Nights and a top touring illusion production with special effect and elaborate scenery, Illusions of Magic. Built in 1995, the Palace is home to some of Broadway's greatest shows and celebrity concerts.
  • Pirates Voyage - Dinner & Show. Beware Matey. Pirates Voyage is the most fun place to eat in Myrtle Beach!  Experience the swashbuckling excitement as Crimson and Sapphire pirates battle each other on deck, in the water and sky above on their full-size pirate ships in a 15-foot deep lagoon. Plus live animals, spectacular acrobatics, all while you enjoy a fabulous 4 course pirate feast.
  • The Whole Shebang. The Whole Shebang is Myrtle Beach’s newest live entertainment option and sure to emerge as one of the most popular. Among the highly anticipated shows will be the history of Rock n’ roll musical, music of the 80’s, an eclectic variety show, and a musical sketch comedy show. With dinner, drinks and dancing on the menu each night, the Whole Shebang has locals and visitors alike clamoring to see the area’s hottest new show.  

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