There are a variety of Festival performances sure to delight audiences of all ages!

Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre

One of Vietnam’s cultural treasures, these traditional water puppets perform with live music in a specially constructed pool at the College of Charleston Stern Student Center Garden.

Tuesday, June 2 – 5:30pm
Wednesday, June 3 – 11am & 1pm
Thursday, June 4 – 11am & 1pm
Friday, June 5 – 11am, 1pm, & 5pm
Saturday, June 6 – 11am, 1pm, & 5pm
Sunday, June 7 – 11am


Special $20 ticket price available for children (12 & under; must be accompanied by an adult).

Sleeping Beauty

Photo by Piero Corbella

Italy’s Carlo Colla and Sons Marionette Company returns to Emmett Robinson Theatre with the enchanting tale of Princess Aurora brought to life with 165 handcrafted marionettes.

Friday, May 22 – 3pm & 6pm
Saturday, May 23 – 12pm & 5pm
Sunday, May 24 – 12pm & 5pm
Monday, May 25 – 1pm & 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 26 – 6pm
Wednesday, May 27 – 6pm


The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry will host a craft table at Emmett Robinson Theatre before and after the 12pm performances of Sleeping Beauty on Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24.

Special $20 ticket price available for children (12 & under; must be accompanied by an adult).

Knee Deep | Casus Circus

Who doesn’t love acrobats? Australian company Casus Circus brings their bold and captivating work, Knee Deepto the Memminger Auditorium during this year’s Festival.

“ . . . This is high-octane acrobatics – beautifully executed, intensely watchable, and full of images that linger long in the memory.” – Time Out Magazine (London)

Tuesday, June 2 – 6pm
Wednesday, June 3 – 7pm
Thursday, June 4 – 8pm
Friday, June 5 – 9pm
Saturday, June 6 – 7pm
Sunday, June 7 – 1pm


City Lights with the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra

City Lights © Roy Export S.A.SCharlie Chaplin’s pinnacle film City Lights—a masterpiece from the end of the silent film era—comes alive at Sottile Theatre in a screening accompanied by a live orchestra performing Chaplin’s own score.

Monday, May 25 – 5pm & 8:30pm


Wells Fargo Festival Finale featuring St. Paul and The Broken Bones

Julia Lynn Photography

Pack a picnic and bring the whole family to Middleton Place on Sunday, June 7. Gates open at 3:30pm. St. Paul & The Broken Bones take to the main stage at 8:30pm and the Festival is brought to its celebratory close by an incredible fireworks display.

Sunday, June 7
Special ticket price available for children (ages 6 – 12). Children 5 and under are admitted free of charge.


Spoleto Festival USA and Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry:

This year SFUSA is partnering with CML to offer discounts to ticket buyers. Bring any 2015 Spoleto Festival USA ticket stub to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry for $2 off admission (May 22 – June 7 only).


Photo credits: Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre, Piero Corbella, Julia Lynn Photography

Tickets to Golden Dragon Water Puppet TheatreSleeping Beauty, Knee Deep, the Wells Fargo Festival Finale featuring St. Pauol & the Broken Bones, and all other Festival performances are available online at, over the phone at (843) 579-3100, and in person at the Charleston Visitor Center (375 Meeting Street).  


Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube