News and Events

The School of the Arts presents a robust season of concerts, plays, dance performances, lectures, gallery exhibitions and more. In addition, special events featuring guest artists round out the season while enhancing the student experience.

 *SOTA is following shifts in event safety guidelines concerning coronavirus, as established by the College. Currently, facemasks are required, regardless of vaccination status. Audience capacity and social distancing are monitored per College of Charleston and/or venue policies.


The College of Charleston's George Street Box Office (GSBO) has streamlined our season subscriptions and ticketing. The website makes it easier than before to secure tickets, select preferred seating, explore flex ticketing and more. GSBO staff is available to help you navigate the system or answer questions about events (T-F, 10am-4pm) by phone 843.953.GSBO (4726), by email, or in person at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.


  • The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts – 161 Calhoun St. (The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is on the first floor of this building.)
  • College of Charleston Sottile Theatre – 44 George St.
  • Chapel Theatre – 172 Calhoun St.
  • Harbor Walk West – 360 Concord St.
  • Barnet Courtyard — 58 George St.

Public transportation

Driving directions/maps


Several garages are in the area, as well as metered parking on surrounding streets.

Parking garages near Cato Center, Halsey Institute, Sottile Theatre, Chapel Theatre, Barnet Courtyard:
Wentworth Garage – 81 Wentworth St.
George St. Garage – 34 Saint Philip St.
Saint Philip St. Garage – 89 Saint Philip St.

Parking garage near Harbor Walk:
Aquarium Garage – 24 Calhoun St.

Parking map