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.
  • 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.

Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer Reviews

6 Reviews
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
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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Fort Collins, Colorado
"Nice Evening"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 15, 2019 NEW
We went to the show on Oct. 20th for our 5th wedding anniversary. It was all decorated for Christmas, which was a little disappointing since Halloween hadn't even happened yet. They forced us to have a picture taken upon arrival, which always makes my husband annoyed. I would have liked to have bought one, but it was in front of a giant Christmas tree, not at all depicting the date of our anniversary! In my opinion, these pictures that they snap on a moments notice with no prep at all should just be included in the price of the ticket. That would be a nice souvenir. The show was fine, exactly what you would expect in a Las Vegas style venue. OK talent, pretty theater, easy parking. I wouldn't go again, once was definitely enough.
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Atlanta, Georgia
"Beatle Mania for Seniors"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2019 NEW
We love the Beatles and often go to see "cover bands" that covers Beatles songs. This band was fun and a great group of well polished muscians. However, the venue itself seems to attract the over 70 crowd. I felt more like I was at church than at a concert. I think it's a great venue, good acoustics, great productions, but the area must just be full of retirees. It's hard to get into the "swing of things" when the persons next to you have to shove their walkers past you when they arrive late for the show. I'm not being mean. But maybe they should have matinees for the over 70 crowd and a later show for those who enjoy it a little louder.
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Martinez, Georgia
"Very good show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2019 NEW
This was our first show at this venue. It was a very good variety show with lots of talent. Fast pace with little or no interruptions between acts. I highly recommend.
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Roswell, GA
"Singers are really great"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2019 NEW
Delvin Choice from the Voice was amazing. His rendition of the song from Ghosts mesmerized the audience. Christie Templeton pours her heart in all her songs, she took on Whitney Houston's song "I will always love you" and brought down the house. Very few can sing that song so well. Every presentation of all the singers entertain and are done well. The Cloggers All That lent an energy that even made the audience exhausted.
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Lexington, South Carolina
"It was Magnificent"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
We try to get to the beach near Christmas every couple of years to see the Christmas shows and enjoy the lights and decorations. Carolina Opry is the best and this year they outdid themselves.It was fabulous!
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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.