News and Events

The School of the Arts (SOTA) 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.

*Event info to be finalized in mid-August. SOTA will follow any shifts in event safety guidelines for COVID-19, as established by the College throughout the academic year. For now, wearing facemasks at indoor gatherings is highly encouraged, regardless of vaccination status. 



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 by phone 843.953.GSBO (4726), by email, or in person at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.


Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art exhibition, Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks
Aug. 27-Dec. 11

Theatre performance: Pipeline
Sept. 24-27, Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Art & Architectural History lecture by Marcus MilwrightBefore the Railway: Trade and the Syrian Hajj in the Mamluk and Ottoman Periods
Sept. 30

Arts Management Quattlebaum Artist discussion and performance
Oct. 8

Dance Performance: Once More
Oct. 9-10

Concert: Jazz Faculty
Oct. 11

Concert: International Piano Series Bobby Mitchell
Oct. 12


  • 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