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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

7 Reviews
Kenneth Fraley
Chapmanville , WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"First time I went to this show"
April 2019 NEW
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
PUNTA GORDA, FL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Opry"
July 2018
It was a great show , 2 hrs of entertainment.
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Virginia V Rideout
Danville, VA
4 Reviews
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"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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Robert P
North Haverhill, New Hampshire
"EXCELLENT SHOWS FOR YOUR MONEY"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 07, 2019 NEW
Already did a review for Carolina Opry and Time Warp shows which were exceptional, but this site keeps asking for me to finish a draft, so look for my other reviews posted already.
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mikekstaff0rd
Aubrey, Texas
"Great Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 06, 2019 NEW
I read all the hype and found it was all correct. It was a fast moving, very entertaining, purely delightful show. It was an evening well spent.
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Jeremy S
Huntington, West Virginia
"Pure Magic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 01, 2019 NEW
I have been blessed to see the magic of The Wagsters, Brandon and Hannah, several times at the Carolina Opry Theater. What keeps me coming back? First, how about the true opportunity to experience a truly world-class show in Myrtle Beach? There are several "entertainment opportunities" presented on a vacation to Myrtle Beach, however, The Wagsters are the only ones who consistently deliver entertainment that would sell out in a larger city like The Strip in Las Vegas or Broadway in New York City. Second, how about supporting people that truly show you that they appreciate your support? Brandon and Hannah are both phenomenal people. They exhibit it in their stage presence, by telling the audience every time how much they appreciate support during the show, but they also show the audience it was heartfelt by meeting every audience member that would like to meet them after the show and providing a genuine interaction. Lastly, how about being provided the opportunity to truly escape and forget about life for a couple hours? During the time of The Wagsters show, you are able to sit back and get swept away by Brandon and Hannah's incomparable stage presence and storytelling. Not only is each magic act amazing in its substance, but it is just as amazing in the manner of its presentation. If you are looking for something incredible to do on your vacation, please look at the Carolina Opry schedule for The Wagsters' Pure Magic show for the time you can experience it yourself. It is offered on the dates that are outlined in gold, as Gilmore Entertainment knows that The Wagsters are the gold standard of its Carolina Opry offerings.
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geneb27320
Reidsville, North Carolina
"Best Show on Strand"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 26, 2019 NEW
Let me just start by saying that we have been to numerous shows at the Carolina Opry and all have been great. Last night was absolutely breath taking. The cast put on a show that makes you feel like they were singing to you. We loved every minute of it. Thanks for another amazing show. Seeing one of there shows is a must when visiting. Highlight of our trip
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Michael L
Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
"Great show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 16, 2019
We enjoyed two shows here, first Time Warp and then for only $15 pp we were given tickets to another show, Carolina Opry, what a good deal! the only downside is that although we saw a different show, the performers were the same. The singers and especially the dancers were excellent. Beautiful theather!
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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.