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Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Entertainment & Events in Charleston, South Carolina

Special Events

  • Halloween in the Swamp 843-553-0515
    Cypress Gardens
    Experience two nights of horror in the black water swamps during this event that includes a haunted boat ride, a face-your-fears challenge, a spooky trail, music, food, and activities for children.

  • North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center 843-529-5050
    5001 Coliseum Drive
    Charleston, SC 29418
    Home of the South Carolina ECHL Hockey Team and the Charleston Swamp Foxes Arena2 League Football Team, this 13,000-seat multipurpose sports and entertainment facility hosts a wide array of events including sporting events, trade shows, Broadway shows, and musicals. more

  • North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center 843-529-5000
    5001 Coliseum Drive
    North Charleston, SC 29418
    "The Lowcountry’s premier destination for live entertainment & sports." The North Charleston Performing Arts Center is a 2,300-seat proscenium theater that has hosted such events as major concerts, family shows, ballets and symphonies, and art festivals. The home of the South Carolina Stingrays hockey team, the North Charleston Coliseum is a 13,000-seat multi-purpose facility that offers the biggest names in live entertainment. The Charleston Area Convention Center includes a 77,000 square foot Exhibit Hall that is divided into three separate exhibit areas. more


  • Charleston IMAX Theatre 843-725-IMAX
    360 Concord Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Located at Fountain Walk
    Adjacent to the South Carolina Aquarium, the Charleston IMAX Theatre is the only 3-D theater in South Carolina. Here you can have the "ultimate movie experience" on a screen that is five-stories tall and 88-feet wide.

  • James Island 8 843-762-4904
    1742 Central Park Road
    Charleston, SC 29464

  • Regal North Charleston 10 843-553-0005
    2055 Eagle Landing Boulevard
    Charleston, SC 29406
    Features critically-acclaimed films, alternative productions, restored classics and first-run foreign movies.  more

  • South Windermere Cinemas 843-571-2346
    94 Folly Road
    Charleston, SC 29407
    Charlestons oldest longest running movie theater. Family owned and operated serving beer, wine, deli sandwichs, salads, sushi, and the cheapest concession prices in the country. more

Night Life

  • Indigo Lounge 843-577-7383
    5 Faber Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    The only upscale nightclub in historic Downtown Charleston with features including live Motown entertainment every weekend in an elegant atmosphere.

  • Gin Joint, The 843-577-6111
    182 East Bay Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    With a focus to bring back quality, pre-prohibition style cocktails, The Gin Joint's well-balanced elixirs are prepared using locally sourced herbs, house-made syrups and top tier liquor. A seasonal cocktail menu, snacks, quick bites, and plates to share are featured at The Gin Joint. more

  • Belmont, The
    511 King Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
    Upper King Street in Downtown Charleston
    Quality cocktails and a variety of cheeses and meats are served at The Belmont. more

  • Have Nots! Comedy Improv, The 843-853-6687
    30 Cumberland Street
    Charleston, SC 29413
    Historic District
    High energy improv comedy based on audience suggestions, with no scripts, is performed by these talented comedians in a quaint 99-seat theatre with an in-house bar. No two shows are ever the same. more

Concerts & Performances

  • Charleston Gaillard Center 843-242-3099 (Tickets)
    95 Calhoun Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    "The Charleston Gaillard Center's mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center, to engage and serve a diverse audience throughout the Lowcountry region." more

  • Sound of Charleston, The 843-270-4903
    30 Gibbes Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Circular Congregational Church
    Experience the sounds that define Charleston's rich musical heritage - from gospel to Gershwin, jazz, Civil War camp songs, and light classics - all staged in historic Circular Congregational Church in 75-minute live concerts. Call box office or check website for concert dates. more

Plays & Productions

  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra 843-723-7528
    145 King Street, Suite 311
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Established in 1918, this symphony orchestra is the largest performing arts organization in South Carolina with features including outstanding programs in the finest of classical and pops concerts by professional musicians and guest artists and a healthy touring schedule. more

  • Charleston Stage 843-577-7183 (Box Office)
    135 Church Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Dock Street Theatre
    Charleston Stage is South Carolina's largest professional theatre company. more

  • Footlight Players 843-722-7521
    20 Queen Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Historic French Quarter
    The oldest continuously running theatre organization in South Carolina, this theatre company was founded in 1934 and performs in a quaint, 240-seat theater that was once a cotton warehouse. Six Main Stage productions that include new releases, modern classic, dramas, musicals, and dramas are performed from August to May. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • MOJA Arts Festival 843-724-7305
    Downtown Charleston, Various Locations
    A ten day multidisciplinary arts festival that celebrates the African-American and Caribbean arts, this unique festival includes a wide range of events including visual arts, traditional crafts, ethnic food, classical music, a gospel concert, a jazz concert, a R&B concert, children's activities, dancing, and poetry. more

  • World Grits Festival
    110 South Parler Avenue (Headquarters)
    St. George, SC 29477
    Held in April, the World Grits Festival includes live entertainment, business, civic and food booths, arts & crafts, carnival rides, contests, grits, and more. more

  • Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival 843-805-6930
    342 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Located in Wragg Square
    From folk tales to ghost tales, enjoy some of the best national and local storytellers as they inspire, amuse and delight audiences with stories that reminisce about childhood, tickle your funny bone and transport you to another place and time. Similar to listening to Garrison Keillors Prairie Home Companion or being entertained by a great comedian, Charleston Tells offers audiences the opportunity to hear some great performances while celebrating the art and historical importance of storytelling. Programs are planned for both Friday and Saturday nights, including outdoor ghost stories Saturday night. During the day Saturday, there are multiple concurrent performances scheduled, including a tent with special programs specifically designed for the whole family. more

Seminars & Symposiums

  • Charleston Antiques Symposium 843-953-7766
    College of Charleston
    Noted speakers address topics related to the decorative arts in Charleston through lectures and special sessions during this four day event.

Sporting Events

  • Charleston Battery 843-971-4625
    1990 Daniel Island Drive
    Charleston, SC 29492
    Professional soccer club that competes in first-class, fun-filled A-League soccer games in its state-of-the-art soccer facility on Daniel Island from April to September.  more

  • Charleston Riverdogs Professional Baseball 843-723-7241
    360 Fishburne Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
    A Single A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Baseball organization, this professional baseball team provides entertainment for the whole family during their season from April to August at the beautiful downtown ballpark. The ballpark is also available for rent for festivals, meetings, and group functions. more


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