Open Stage Door

Spoleto Festival USA is committed to being not just a significant event that happens in Charleston, but also a significant part of Charleston. To further this goal, Spoleto Festival USA works hard to make sure that all members of the community have the opportunity to be a part of the Spoleto experience.

Every year, the Open Stage Door program distributes complimentary tickets to a variety of Festival performances. Community-based organizations, social service agencies, and other non-profit groups serving underprivileged populations in the greater Charleston area are invited to request complimentary tickets by submitting a brief application describing their services.

The 2019 Open Stage Door application period is not yet open. Please check back in early March for application details and eligible performances.

In past seasons, Spoleto Festival USA has provided more than 800 complimentary tickets to the following groups:

Ansonborough House – Association for the Blind – Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina – Haven Family Development Center – Hope Lodge of Charleston – Humanities Foundation – Jenkins Institute for Children – My Sister’s House – Our Lady of Mercy Outreach – Summerville High School –  The Canterbury House – Trident Technical College – We are Family – Windwood Farm for Children