The Carolina Opry, the first theater in Myrtle Beach, hosts a variety of daily performances that blends family-friendly music, dance, and comedy in a state-of-the-art space. The Carolina Opry holds many concerts and shows during the year, has been named a Top Attraction in Myrtle Beach by CNBC, and has received the coveted Governor’s Cup.
The Carolina Opry has presented daily shows for visitors of all ages to enjoy for more than 30 years. The family-friendly variety show combines Broadway, country, ’80s and ’90s hits, gospel, and pop music. Each season at the Carolina Opry features new songs, fresh costumes, and original jokes, so returning guests can appreciate the shows many times over.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Carolina Opry is a must-visit for theater, cabaret, and comedy lovers.
- You can purchase tickets for the various shows in person or online.
- There are two concession stands and a souvenir shop on-site.
- The main floor of the theater is accessible to wheelchair users.
- For guests with hearing limitations, audio clarification devices are available free of charge.
How to Get There
The Carolina Opry is located at 8901 North Kings Highway. Simply drive along Highway 17, which runs parallel to the beach, and park at the free, on-site lot. You can also take a 15-minute taxi ride from downtown Myrtle Beach or a 5-minute ride from the Tanger Outlet Mall to reach the Carolina Opry.
When to Get There
The Carolina Opry operates daily with multiple shows. From November to January the theater transforms into a winter wonderland for the Carolina Opry Christmas Special, often referred to as the Christmas Show of the South.
Shows at the Carolina Opry
The Opry’s main show is TCO, the Carolina Opry, a 2-hour spectacular with over 35 performers and a mix of high-energy music, comedy, and dance. As the name suggests, Time Warp is a blast from the past with multimedia screens, special effects, and music from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. For those who want even more, Thunder & Light combines live dancing with the clogging group All That plus a laser light and magic show.