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The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre

Opens in 25 min: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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Fun and Frivolity

We certainly enjoyed the evening at Black Fedora. The “actors” were entertaining and the drinks and... read more

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A fun night in a fun setting

In looking at TripAdvisor for different things to do in Charleston, esp since we'd been there... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Live theatre featuring clean comic whodunit shows, volunteer audience participation, a la carte appetizers, desserts, and drinks.
Opens in 25 min
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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164 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-3125
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 January 2013

There are many attractions in charleston and I have done them all until I ventured off to the black fedora. It was a one of a kind experience! The show was so hilarious and how they get the audience involved is too much fun. So...More

5  Thank cynthia k
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We went as a date night activity. The show wasn't up to our expectations. We have been to quite a few dinner theaters and comedy theaters as well as melodramas and this one fell short in all areas. The cast had a hard time remembering...More

4  Thank Tim O
Sherry W, Owner at The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

I am very sorry you didn't have a great time. If you'd like to contact me (sherry at charlestonmysteries.com), I can give you a refund. I will also try to convince you to come to another show -- I truly believe you will be more...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We certainly enjoyed the evening at Black Fedora. The “actors” were entertaining and the drinks and apps satisfying. The only down side was that a few of the audience members missed cues, or did not seem to know how to read with expression. It certainly...More

Thank B714210
Reviewed 6 days ago

In looking at TripAdvisor for different things to do in Charleston, esp since we'd been there several times, we came across the Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre and were intrigued. The price was reasonable, so we decided to buy advance tickets for an after dinner...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it and laughed so much! Fun time and the actors were talented. Neat how we had to play roles

Thank tmours35
Reviewed 1 week ago

As Monty Python used to say, "And now for something entirely different!" And so it was! How do I describe a full-throated belly-laugh evening of participatory fun and silliness except to say it was like Blue Man Group except with drinks and finger food at...More

Thank Rocketman327
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a big fan of Theatre and Mysteries, we were expecting a lot from the show. It did not cut it for us. Sadly, the best part were the audience members that participated. Some really talented folks. The script focused more on slapstick humor than...More

Thank MartinM186
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Need to have your funny side available for this type of small intimate comedy setting. The actors were great at working with the audience and if you have ever wanted to "ham it up" here is your chance.

Thank Pickleballer
Sherry W, Owner at The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes performance. The actors were phenomenal. They involved the audience, made us laugh, and I was the designated driver (so you can imagine how much those who'd had a drop loved it). The picture game on the wall meant that...More

Thank Jeff F
Sherry W, Owner at The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! Can't wait to pass this along to the actors!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Charleston several times and saw many historical places. This was a refreshing break. It’s a cozy setting right downtown. They had desserts and drinks for purchase at very reasonable prices to munch on while engaging in an audience participation comedy. No one...More

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Sherry W, Owner at The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much -- what a nice thing to say!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wonderful, hilarious experience! The audience participation is part of the hilarity with the most unassuming people turning into instant stars! The troupe of actors is just fantastic!!! And by the way, you can buy a T-shirt from the place for just $20...More

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Sherry W, Owner at The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ha ha! Thank you so much!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here last night for the Inspector No Clue show. Neither of us like to do audience participation but enjoy watching these types of shows. And this was perfectly OK. No pressure to do anything we didn’t want to do. The...More

Thank Pace3
Sherry W, Owner at The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! I hope we DO see you again!

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walknstein
20 July 2017|
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Response from Sherry W | Property representative |
I am so sorry I missed this question! I forget to look down to the bottom of the page where the questions are! We have shows every night during the summer, spring break season, and the Christmas holiday season. During other... More
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Rose M
20 May 2017|
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Response from Tishola B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is small welcoming venue. The staff are attentive.
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PersonmanFamily
13 April 2016|
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Response from Sherry W | Property representative |
Thank you for asking this good question! While the shows are for adults, they are appropriate for children, especially your age children and older. They are clean, with no bad language at all and nothing crude. Some of the... More
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