The Piccolo Spoleto Festival annually presents a varied program that includes visual arts exhibitions, performances of classical music, jazz, dance, theater, and choral music, as well as cultural events and community celebrations, poetry readings, children’s activities, craft shows, and film screenings.
Piccolo Spoleto prioritizes accessibility for both artists and performers, presenting professional work of the highest standard, while ensuring that nearly half of Piccolo’s events are admission-free, with the balance offered at affordable ticket prices.
Piccolo Spoleto was launched in 1979 by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, which continues to work closely with an engaged group of volunteers from the Charleston arts community. The working group of arts professionals who serve as volunteer program coordinators for the Festival now numbers nearly forty, with each specializing in a particular discipline, genre, or period.
Due to COVID-19 this years festival will not have the same format as in years past. There will be no paid ticketed events and most events will occur in outdoor venues. A schedule will be released online mid-May.
Piccolo Spoleto Box Office
95 Calhoun St
Charleston SC 29401
Piccolo Spoleto Website
Date: May 28 - June 13, 2021
Admission: Admission varies by event. Many events are free to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, on-line, on the phone or at the event.