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Immerse yourself in the arts during Spoleto Festival USA, an annual spring festival in Charleston, South Carolina. Whether you're staying on Kiawah Island or in historic downtown Charleston, this is one event you won't want to miss!

Chamber music
Photo by William Struhs, courtesy of Spoleto Festival USA

About Spoleto Festival USA

Founded in 1977, Spoleto Festival USA is in its 46th season. The Charleston festival was created as a counterpart to Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of Two Worlds), which takes place annually in Spoleto, Italy. 

Spoleto Festival USA is one of the world's most renowned performing arts festivals. It takes place for 17 days and nights each spring in Charleston's historic theaters, churches, and open spaces. 

The 2022 Festival

The 2022 Spoleto Festival USA will run from May 27 through June 12, 2022. In its 46th season, attendees can look forward to more than 120 live performances of theater, music, and dance. Spoleto Festival USA is an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in the arts while enjoying the beautiful setting of historic Charleston, South Carolina.

This year's attendees can look forward to enjoying performances in various areas, including the magical Cistern Yard on the College of Charleston's campus and the famous Dock Street Theatre. 


Featured 2022 Spoleto Festival USA Events 

This arts extravaganza will feature a bevy of performances by talented artists from across the globe. With such a wide variety of genres, there is sure to be something for everyone at this year's Spoleto Festival USA.


Genre: Opera
Date(s): May 27, May 30, June 2, June 5, June 8, and June 12
Venue: College of Charleston Sottile Theatre

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Bank of America Chamber Music

Genre: Music
Date(s): Various dates throughout the festival
Venue: Dock Street Theatre

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Ballet Encore

Genre: Dance
Date(s): June 1, June 3, and June 4
Venue: College of Charleston Sottile Theatre

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Ballet performance

Getting to Spoleto Festival USA from Kiawah Island

Staying in Kiawah Island during the Spoleto Festival USA? Why not take a day trip to historic downtown Charleston? Downtown Charleston is about a 40-minute drive from Kiawah Island and worth the trip! Famous for amazing restaurants, excellent shopping, and historic landmarks, there is sure to be something for everyone. 

Learn More About Spoleto Festival USA

To find out about ticket prices, event and performance schedules, venues, and much more, visit the Spoleto Festival USA website

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