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

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
Verified Traveler
"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
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
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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bcfairweather
Coldstream, Canada
"Two top notch productions! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2019 NEW
This is our fourth visit to Myrtle Beach and we always book front row seats to the Carolina Opry and Time Warp, formerly Good Vibrations the last time we were down. These two shows are unbelievably good. The variety in these shows is amazing. The three ladies, Tangena, Christie and Chasity are vocal powerhouses. Almost brings tears to my eyes during their performances. The Male vocalists, Brad, Delvin, Rory, Gary and Eric are superb also. Throw in the Cloggers, “All That”, a snippet of Magic from the Wagsters, some comedy, four wonderful dancers, a stellar band, beautiful costumes, and great lighting and you have two of the best variety shows you will ever see! The selection of songs for both shows are excellent. Brings back so many memories. I highly recommend all the shows at the Carolina Opry. The highlight of our trips to Myrtle Beach.
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Susan S
Atlanta, Georgia
"Pure Magic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2019 NEW
The Wagsters are absolutely wonderful magicians. A very cute couple that can make you believe in Magic! Wishing them much success.
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Jill E
"Pure Magic with Wagsters was very entertaining"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 09, 2019 NEW
I saw 3 shows at the Carolina Opry while visiting Myrtle Beach. I enjoyed all 3 especially the magic show
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Ken N
Toms River, New Jersey
"Excellent show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2019 NEW
While in the area my family was lucky enough to see the time warp. The show was awesome and the performers were great. The singing was great. The music was great. The dancing was great. Loved the music,especially from the 60s and 70s. Four generations of my family went to see the show and we all enjoyed it. My 2 year old granddaughter had a blast. She was dancing along with them trying to mimic their moves. If you are in the area, do yourself a favor and make sure you see this. Wish it were closer so I could see other shows.
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Lucy9176
Aynor, South Carolina
"Great Entertainment, Great Value"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2019 NEW
We attended on a Tuesday night with a church group. The seats are nice and comfortable. The show had a variety of new and old country, as well as oldies, an all male clogging group, a comedian, preview of one of their magic shows, as well as dancers. Delvin Choice and Rory John Zak were my favorite singers. The musicians are incredibly talented. Many have the ability to play multiple instruments in addition to singing. Everyone in our group was pleased!
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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.