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  • Koger Center of the Arts 803-777-7500
    1051 Greene Street
    Columbia, SC 28201
    Located at the University of South Carolina
    Owned and operated by the University of South Carolina, the Koger Center of the Arts hosts a wide variety of orchestra, philharmonic, and symphony concerts each year. Music, opera, dance, theater, and other performing arts are also held at the state-of-the-art facility. more

  • Colonial Center, The 803-576-9200
    801 Lincoln Street
    Columbia, SC 29208
    Located on the University of South Carolina Campus
    The largest arena in the state of South Carolina and the tenth largest on-campus basketball facility in the nation, the 18,000-seat Colonial Center is a state-of-the-art facility with 41 suites, four entertainment suites, the Frank McGuire Club, a full-service hospitality room, technologically advanced sound system, four-sided video scoreboard, and unique concession foods. more

Cinema

  • Nickelodeon Theatre 803-254-3433
    937 Main Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    Directly Across from the State House
    A wide variety of cultural and artistic films and videos are shown at this theatre including classic films, foreign films, and new independent films and documentaries.  more

  • Carmike 14 803-781-3048
    122 Afton Court
    Columbia, SC 29212
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  • Wynnsong 10 803-782-7744
    5320 Forest Drive
    Columbia, SC 29206
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  • Family Films at Finlay on Fridays 803-665-8169
    Finlay Park
    Grab your camping chair or blanket and head down to Finlay Park on Fridays starting June 18. Wellspring Church, in conjunction with Columbia City Parks and Recreation Department, will be showing family friendly films at 7 p.m. Sure, you have seen Finding Nemo a hundred times, but have you watched it outdoors in the setting sun while sipping soda and eating popcorn? Admission and concessions are free, bring a friend.

Night Life

  • Cracker Jack's 803-731-5692
    1325 Longcreek Drive
    Columbia, SC 29210
    There's something happening every Monday through Saturday night at this local club that offers live entertainment, live music, karaoke, shag dancing, and a full bar menu.

Concerts & Performances

  • Columbia City Ballet 803-799-7605
    Koger Center for the Arts
    South Carolina‚Äôs premiere professional ballet company, this ballet company is led by award-winning Executive Artistic Director William Starrett and performs four productions each year at the Koger Center. more

  • Columbia City Jazz Dance Company 803-252-0252
    550 Rivermont Drive
    Columbia, SC 29210
    A group of kids between the ages of seven and 18 years old make up this pre-professional dance group that has won numerous national awards for their quality in technique. more

  • Newberry Opera House 803-276-6264
    1201 McKibben Street
    Columbia, SC 29108
    Located in Newberry
    The Newberry Opera House is a historic opera house, circa 1881, that has been renovated into a full-service performing arts center that has featured a wide variety of professional acts such as the Oak Ridge Boys, Lee Greenwood, and The Beach Boys. Tours of the building are available daily. more

  • Sandlapper Singers 803-255-0208
    Shandon Presbyterian Church
    Enjoy uniquely entertaining American choral music by this professional chamber company that presents a wide variety of musical styles including jazz, spiritual, classical, folk, pop, and gospel. They perform four concerts during the year. more

  • South Carolina Philharmonic 803-254-7445
    1237 Gadsden Street, Suite 102
    Columbia, SC 29072
    Downtown Business District
    Enjoy a wide range of music from this professional philharmonic company that features distinguished internally renowned and locally based soloists. more

Plays & Productions

  • Columbia Marionette Theatre 803-252-7366
    401 Laurel Street
    Columbia, SC 29202
    One of South Carolina's premiere children's theatre, this fun and entertaining puppet theater features puppets ranging from 12 inches to five feet appearing on the 30 foot stage. Performances are every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and the third Monday of every month at 10:00 a.m. more

  • Town Theatre 803-799-2510
    1012 Sumter Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    Downtown Business District
    The oldest continuously operating community theatre in the nation, this live community theatre was established in 1924 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A variety of high quality Broadway style shows are performed throughout the year including musicals, comedies, family entertainment shows, and youth productions. more

  • Trustus Theatre 803-254-9732
    520 Lady Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    Downtown Business District
    "The Midlands professional theater", this nonprofit theater features an eclectic array of award-winning contemporary classic plays and musicals throughout the year in an intimate, comfortable atmosphere. more

  • Workshop Theatre of South Carolina 803-799-6551
    1136 Bull Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    Downtown Business District
    Six or seven high quality community theatrical productions, including musicals and nonmusicals, are performed at this theatre throughout the year with programming that people of all age groups will enjoy. more

  • Longstreet Theatre 803-777-2551
    Intersection of Greene and Sumter Streets
    Columbia, SC 29201
    University of South Carolina Campus
    Many University-sponsored performances are featured at this Greek Revival historic landmark theatre that was built in 1855 and features a unique "theater-in-the-round" style with auditorium seating on all four sides. more

  • Patchwork Players, The 803-333-0372
    1508 Columbia College Drive
    Columbia, SC 29203
    South Carolina's longest running professional touring childrens' theater, The Patchwork Players is a nationally known children's theater company founded by Genie Eaker in 1980. Offering classic children's literature brought to the stage by Catherine Eaker, these productions feature live adult professional actors and child-sized puppets to delight your young audiences. Available to tour schools, pre-schools and kindergartens, arts centers, churches and libraries - no stage needed. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Midlands Intertribal Pow Wow 803-772-9132
    South Carolina State Fairgrounds
    Celebrate the Native American culture and heritage during this festival that includes authentic Native American arts and crafts, delicious foods, and drumming and dancing in a traditional regalia.

  • South Carolina Poultry Festival 888-427-7273
    101 Main Street
    Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070
    Food, live music, a 5K road race, crafts, amusement rides, a street dance, cooking contest, parade, car show, vendors, golf and volleyball tournaments, and fireworks are just some of what can be enjoyed at the annual South Carolina Poultry Festival, held each May. more

Sporting Events

  • Columbia Blowfish 803-254-FISH
    500 South Assembly Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    A member of the Coastal Plain Baseball League, the Columbia Blowfish consists of college baseball players. Their summer season is played at the Capital City Stadium. more

  • Columbia Inferno 803-256-7825 or Box Office: 803-251-2222
    701 Assembly Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    Enjoy hard-hitting, fast-paced hockey games at the Carolina Coliseum by this professional ice hockey team from October to March. Part of the East Coast Hockey League, the Inferno is a Vancouver Canucks affiliate.  more

  • Williams-Brice Stadium 803-777-8506
    Bluff Street & Assembly Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    University of South Carolina
    Home of the Carolina Gamecocks, this football stadium is one of the top ten largest stadiums in the country and has a seating capacity of 82,500. Along with a variety of sporting events, this stadium is also used for large concerts and the filming of major motion pictures. more

  

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