Spoleto Festival USA


Spoleto Festival

Spoleto Festival USA, one of America's major performing arts festivals is full of 17-days worth of events showcasing both established and emerging artists in more than 150 performances of opera, dance, theater, classical music, and jazz. 

It was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, who sought to establish a counterpart to the Festival dei Due Mondi (The Festival of Two Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy. 

When Italian organizers planned an American festival, they searched for a city that would offer the charm of Spoleto, Italy, and also its wealth of theaters, churches, and other performance spaces and so Charleston it was. 



Spoleto Festival USA
Box Office and Map


Spoleto Festival USA Box Office
Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun St
Charleston SC 29401
(843) 579-3100
Spoleto Festival USA Website


Spoleto Festival USA Dates and Venues


Dates: May 24 - June 9, 2019
Festival Venues: 

  • Charleston Gaillard Center
  • Charleston Library Society
  • City Hall
  • College of Charleston Cistern Yard
  • Dock Street Theatre
  • Emmett Robinson Theatre at College of Charleston
  • Memminger Auditorium
  • Simons Center Recital Hall at College of Charleston
  • St. Matthews Lutheran Church
  • Woolfe Street Playhouse

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