How to Buy Tickets

The 2023 season—along with ticketing information—will be announced in the new year.



Access the entire season and select your own seats 24/7. If you have an existing account and are not able to log in, please call (843) 579-3100 for assistance. Please keep in mind that tickets will remain in your basket for 35 minutes. All online orders will be confirmed via email. If you do not receive an email with your order number, please call (843) 579-3100.


By Phone

(843) 579-3100
Monday through Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm EST
Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm EST


In Person

Charleston Gaillard Center lobby
95 Calhoun St.

Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Seven days per week beginning May 27



All audience members, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend Festival performances. In most cases, the accessibility of Festival content is at the discretion of parents. If you are unsure about the content of a performance, please call our box office at (843) 579-3100 for more information.

Senior, Military, and Teacher Savings

Senior citizens (60+), members of the military, and teachers receive a 10% savings on selected performances. These discounts are available when purchasing by phone, online, and in person. Discounts may only apply to certain seating sections.

Group Savings

We are pleased to offer savings to select performances for parties of 10 or more individuals. Learn more here.

Will Call

Tickets held at Will Call are available for pickup at the venue’s onsite box office up to one and a half hours prior to the performance start time. To claim tickets being held at Will Call, please present your photo ID and confirmation number to the ticket agent on duty. There will be signs in the venue lobby and at the box office directing patrons to the Will Call area.

Ticket Exchange and Donation Information

All tickets purchased to Spoleto Festival USA events are final. There are no cancellations or refunds. Tickets must be paid in full at the time of purchase, and no unpaid seats will be held.

If you are unable to use your tickets, there are several options available:

  • Exchange your tickets: Exchanges are allowed only at the management’s discretion and all exchanged tickets are subject to availability. No refunds are given for exchanges into lower-priced tickets.
  • Donate your tickets to Spoleto Festival USA: All tickets purchased may be donated back to the Festival as a tax-deductible contribution. Ticket donations must be received 30 minutes prior to the performance date and time printed on the tickets and only unused tickets may be submitted for donation. We will provide you with documentation regarding your tax-deductible gift.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  The box office must receive physical tickets for all exchanges and donations at least two (2) hours prior to the time printed on the ticket. Ticket exchanges and donations are not applicable after performances begin.

Ticket Replacement

Spoleto Festival USA is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Lost or stolen tickets may be reprinted for a $2.00 per ticket fee. Please contact our box office for further information.


All of our venues provide specifically designated wheelchair-accessible seating that is reserved for those needing such accommodations. To request accessible seating, please call (843) 579-3100 or purchase online.

Performance Information for Audience Members

  • The box office will open one and a half hours prior to the performance at each venue.
  • Patrons arriving late will be seated at the house manager’s discretion; some performances may restrict late seating. Latecomers may not be able to enter the theater and/or sit in the seats assigned to them.
  • Program, artists, prices, and venues are subject to change without notice.
  • Tickets for sold-out performances may be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Many venues offer multiple levels of ticket pricing, each of which corresponds to a specific area of the theater. In certain venues, the lowest-priced tickets may have sight line limitations or obstructions. These lower-priced tickets are labeled as “Limited View” or “Restricted View.”
  • Video and photography is strictly prohibited during all Festival performances.

Festival Venues

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