Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA blog.

Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.

Venues

There are a myriad of characteristics that make Spoleto Festival USA a truly unique festival. One of those special attributes is the close proximity of our venues which makes show hopping during the Festival a breeze. Get to know the nooks and crannies of Charleston […]

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Spol·et·i·quette (noun) the customary code of polite behavior in a Festival environment/setting or among Festival-goers 1. Show up early. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime to give yourself time to park, find your seat, and settle in—scrambling over patrons who showed up on time to get to that […]

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Often in the mood for a pre-show beverage? How about a post-performance nightcap? Spoleto Festival USA has partnered with several top bars and restaurants in Charleston in order to quench your thirst and celebrate the Festival with Spoleto-inspired cocktails. Better yet? The locales are all within […]

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News Bulletin #2

AWARDS & ACCOLADES FOR 2015 ARTISTS: Tenor Joseph Dennis, who will sing in the world premiere of Paradise Interrupted at this year’s Festival, has been named one of five winners of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The event has helped to propel the […]

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Spoleto Festival USA has a long-standing relationship with the College of Charleston Cistern Yard. In fact, the very first Opening Ceremony took place at the Cistern Yard on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 25, 1977. As one of the most recognizable spots in Charleston, the Cistern Yard […]

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