The Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, SC

The Carolina Opry 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.
  • Features 36 performers, variety of music, and 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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

9 Reviews
Linda Rattigan
Long Beach, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Vibrant Lively Show"
June 2019
The show exceeded expectations. The variety and level of entertainment was outstanding. The cast consists of a wonderfully talented group of singers, dancers and musicians plus a very funny comedian and a world class and very talented group of cloggers. Their synchronized performance was incredible. The outfits, the staging and the choreography was top notch. The two hour show was at a very professional level in very way. We were certainly impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. However, we have to say the volume needs to be toned down. It was at an uncomfortable level at times.
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Susan Harris
1 Review
"Loudest concert I have ever been too!"
June 2019
I was really excited to go to this concert. The auditorium was half full. When the music started, the sound was so loud, it actually hurt my ears. I have been to more concerts than I can count. I barely made it to half-time and I had to leave. A couple, with small children, was sitting in front of me and the children started to cry. They also left. I don't understand this. Surely, they had to know that the sound volume was way too much.
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Tip: Don't attend if you cannot handle extreme sound.

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Kenneth Fraley
Chapmanville , WV
1 Review
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"First time I went to this show"
April 2019
First time I seen this show it was great
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Tip: Just that it’s a great show . Get seats down front

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Andrew Ruggiano
Lagrange, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best show in Myrtle Beach"
August 2018
This was the first time we were at the Carolina Opry and what a show! The singing was great, the comedy was great and overall it was a great family show. We will return.
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Tip: Be sure to get the premium tickets. Well worth the price.

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Kristie Lewis
1 Review
"Mind Warp"
August 2018
I was in total shock from from the first chord. This ensemble is truly worth EVERY DIME and then some! If you love music from the 60's, 70's and 80's you will NOT be disappointed with Time Warp!! Sometimes you forget that these are not the original recording artists. Just GO.
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Tip: There is no traffic light at The Opry, be careful exiting at night.

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john viviano
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
July 2018
It was a great show , 2 hrs of entertainment.
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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
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"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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Reidsville, North Carolina
"Best show on the beach"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 07, 2020 NEW
I just want to say that after finally being able to open back up it was so good to be able to see this amazing show again. I never get tired of seeing the performers at The Carolina Opry. They always put everything they have into every show. Truly the best show on the beach. They make you feel like your part of there opry family. Looking forward to the next show
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Simpsonville, Sc
"Talented entertainers"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 12, 2020
The Carolina Opry is a beautiful building. The seats are very comfortable and the theatre is well appointed. The entertainment was very good and all of the artist had outstanding vocals. I really enjoyed the cloggers they were amazing. Good variety of entertainment. Worthwhile seeing
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Edgartown, Massachusetts
"Gladys Knight"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 08, 2020
OMG she was Amazing in a one night concert here March 8. She can still wail it out at 75yo. Didn't sound like she had lost anything. We have never been disappointed at the Carolina Opry. Will continue to go whenever we are in the area as we live in Massachusetts. Excellent acoustics and seating. We have seen Time Warp here and the Christmas Special. If you are in Myrtle Beach, see what is playing and go. You will not be disappointed .
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Chester, The Netherlands
"Carolina Opry never fails to entertain!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 04, 2020
CO is a great place to go for any show! CO stage is better than what others offer. You can see all of the stage & performers no matter where your seats are. Christmas show is awesome! I highly recommend!
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
"Pure Magic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 26, 2020
Just saw Pure Magic with the Wagsters today. It took me a couple of tricks to realize that I was concentrating on how the tricks were performed and couldn't, rather than appreciating the illusions. Now I'm wondering if they were illusions or did that really happen? I came away saying: "I do believe in magic, I do believe in magic, I do..." See it for yourself and you'll agree.
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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.