A festival renowned the world over, the Spoleto Festival brings high art to Charleston each year.
Charleston’s 2014 Spoleto Festival will begin with a presentation of My Cousin Rachel at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 22. The 2014 Spoleto Festival will continue through the entire month of May. The Festival will end on Sunday, June 8.
This year’s Festival will feature shows in a variety of genres, including opera, theater, physical theater, dance, and music. Whether you attend the El Niño opera, the play My Cousin Rachel, the performance by the Westminster Choir, or another show, you’re sure to be entertained.
The Charleston Spoleto Festival was founded in 1977 by a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Charleston’s Spoleto is the sister festival to the famous Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. Like the Festival of Two Worlds, the Charleston Spoleto Festival showcases programs of the highest caliber.
In addition to the breathtaking shows, several artist talks will take place this year.
Admission to each show varies, and ticket packages for the season are available. Tickets may be purchased by phone at (843) 579-3100, in person at the box office kiosk (located at the Charleston Visitor Center at 375 Meeting Street), or online.
Visit the Charleston Spoleto Festival website to see a schedule of events, a list of Festival venues, and other important information.
If you’re travelling to Charleston for the Festival, be sure to browse the Festival’s list of recommended accommodations and attractions in the area.