Spoleto Festival USA 2023 runs Friday, May 25-Sunday, June 11. Spoleto Festival USA is America’s premier international performing arts festival, held annually in Charleston, South Carolina. In venues throughout the charming harbor city’s historic downtown, Spoleto presents a rollicking 17 days of music, opera, theater, and dance in full celebration of the performing arts.

When is the season being announced?

Spoleto Festival USA 2023’s full season program will be announced January 27 at 10 a.m. EST.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets are available January 27 at 10 a.m. EST. You can buy online or call our box office at (843) 579-3100.

Why is Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston?

Spoleto’s founder, the acclaimed composer Gian Carlo Menotti, sought a fitting home for an American counterpart to the annual Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. Captivated by Charleston’s charm, including the wealth of fitting performance venues, Menotti selected Charleston as the ideal location. You can visit Charleston for Spoleto May 25–June 11. For resources on where to stay, visit our friends at ExploreCharleston.