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Music companies and art clubs/galleries thrive in the Greater Columbia area. Here we list the various companies with websites for performance information.

Columbia SC Arts

Columbia SC ballet and dance! Upcoming ballet, jazz dance, and contemporary dance performances, dates, and times for the Greater Columbia South Carolina area are featured below. Please contact the dance companies at the phone numbers listed for more information regarding ticket prices and details. Dates and times are subject to change, so call ahead.

Columbia is fortunate to have 3 strong professional ballet companies, an excellent jazz dance company, and through the University of South Carolina and Columbia College, contemporary dance as well. Dance season opens in the fall and closes in the spring. Holiday performances of ʺThe Nutcrackerʺ are especially popular. Adding dance to your evening out can make an unforgettable experience. Enjoy both classical and contemporary ballet and dance performances! Columbia College and the University of South Carolina's Dance Company provide the Columbia audiences with a more contemporary take on dance with exciting events such as student choreography showcases. Get lost in the rich diversity of Columbia South Carolina's beautiful performing arts!


Columbia SC theatres are vibrant and alive! Upcoming season plays and dates for our 10 professional and community theatres in the Greater Columbia area are featured below. Please contact the theatres at the phone numbers provided for further information regarding ticket pricing and showtimes. Dates and times are subject to change, so please call ahead.

Columbia SC local theatres provide the Greater Columbia area with the pulsing experience of live theatre productions! Two of our area's most distinct live theatres are the Workshop Theatre of South Carolina and the Town Theatre. For 40 years Workshop Theatre of South Carolina has been the creative domain of many of the area's most talented actors, directors and technicians. Town Theatre is in their 94th season and continues their commitment to presenting plays and musicals of wide general appeal which has earned them the largest regular audience of any cultural performing organization in Columbia. The Greater Columbia area boasts several other talented theatres, a total of 10 professional and community theatres. Experience year round entertainment with both new and unique plays as well as classic plays that have earned a place in cultural history.
Immerse yourself in Columbia's rich performing arts!




Chapin Theatre Company
803-240-8544
Chapin Theatre Company is now on its 32nd season. This long running theatre company has put on countless plays detailing life, fantasy and everything in between.
-FUNNY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE: Feb 27-March 1; March 4-7
-INTO THE WOODS: June 19, 20 at 8pm; 21 at 3pm; 24-27 at 8pm; 28 at 3pm at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Tech, 7300 College Street, Irmo.
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Columbia Children's Theatre
803-691-4548
-BUNNICULA: Feb 20-March 1
-SKIPPY JON JONES: April 10-19
-BRER RABBIT: June 12-21
3400 Forest Drive, Forest Acres
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SC Shakespeare Company
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW/ Late April/Early May
803-787-2273
Finlay Park Amphitheatre, 930 Laurel Street

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Theatre South Carolina
803-777-4288
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Town Theatre
803-799-2510
Now on it's 92nd season, the beloved Town Theatre is rolling out hit after hit at the theater on Sumter Street. This season will be a whirlwind of drama, comedy, musicals and slice of life. Come be a part of this 2014 - 2015 season.
-SUGAR: March 6-31
-SPAMALOT: May 8-30
1012 Sumter Street

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Trustus Theatre
803-254-9732
-Godspell /March 20-April 11
520 Lady Street, Downtown Columbia

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Village Square Theatre
803-359-1436
- Neil Simon's The Odd Couple-Female Version: March 20-29
- Annie Get Your Gun: May 1-17
105 Caughman Street, Lexington

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Workshop Theatre of South Carolina
803-799-6551
1136 Bull Street

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Theatre Rowe Productions
803-200-2012
3400 Forest Drive (Richland Mall)


Columbia SC Music! Here are some numbers and websites for the orchestras available. Please contact the orchestras at the phone numbers listed for more information regarding ticket prices and details and show times for their orchestras.

Columbia has a large audience of music lovers and symphony aficionados and a great selection of orchestras, symphonies and philharmonics to please them. Performances for musicians normally fall between October and May of the following year and will. Adding a night at the symphony to any date will be a welcomed change of pace. It's romantic, it's beautiful, it's different. Enjoy both contemporary and classic music from all of the musicians of the Midlands, there's something different every time you come out to the symphony. Get lost in the rich diversity of Columbia South Carolina's beautiful performing arts!


SC Philharmonic
803.771.7937
The South Carolina Philharmonic is here to form a bond between the music and the audience. They aim to enrich us, educate us and excite us with their symphonic music. Now on their 50th season, the Philharmonic hopes to continue to entertain us for 50 more.
www.scphilharmonic.com
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USC Symphony Orchestra - 100+ USC Student Orchestra

803.777.7500
www.sc.edu
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Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra- celebrating 10 years
803-252-9112
lmso.org


Columbia SC ballet and dance! Upcoming ballet, jazz dance, and contemporary dance performances, dates, and times for the Greater Columbia South Carolina area are featured below. Please contact the dance companies at the phone numbers listed for more information regarding ticket prices and details. Dates and times are subject to change, so call ahead.

Columbia is fortunate to have 3 strong professional ballet companies, an excellent jazz dance company, and through the University of South Carolina and Columbia College, contemporary dance as well. Dance season opens in the fall and closes in the spring. Holiday performances of ʺThe Nutcrackerʺ are especially popular. Adding dance to your evening out can make an unforgettable experience. Enjoy both classical and contemporary ballet and dance performances! Columbia College and the University of South Carolina's Dance Company provide the Columbia audiences with a more contemporary take on dance with exciting events such as student choreography showcases. Get lost in the rich diversity of Columbia South Carolina's beautiful performing arts!

 

Carolina Ballet-a pre-professional civic company.
803-771-6303
www.carolinaballet.net
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Columbia City Ballet-
a professional company with 30 paid dancers and over 2,000 season members.  
803-799-7605
www.columbiacityballet.com
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Columbia Classical Ballet- classical ballet performed by recognized ballet stars, recruited from around the world.
803-252-9112
www.columbiaclassicalballet.org
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USC Dance Company-students are trained in the disciplines and principles of classical ballet, modern dance and jazz dance. Student and guest performances.
803-777-5636
artsandsciences.sc.edu/dance/



For many reasons, including the Midlands' natural beauty, its close proximity to many inspirational places of beauty statewide, and the Studio Arts program at the University of South Carolina, artists are drawn to the Columbia area. The local studio art community contributes greatly to our wonderful city. Enjoy their works during your visit. Art galleries are located throughout the city. Outdoor art and sculpture is everywhere. Keep your eyes peeled, as what you see may not be what it seems!

 

Columbia Museum of Art · 1515 Main Street. 803-799-2810
The permanent collection includes world-class examples of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque Art, Impressionism, and Modern Art. The museum recently opened Modern & Contemporary Art from the Collection which features over 30 paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures including works by Jasper Johns, Howard Thomas, Sally Mann and Edward Ruscha. The museum also offers changing exhibitions from renowned museums and educational programs that include group and public tours, lectures, films and concerts.
Open Tuesday-Friday 11 AM-5 PM, first Fridays 11 AM-8 PM, Saturdays 10 AM-5 PM, and Sundays noon-5 PM. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
www.columbiamuseum.org
Admission charged

Alicia Leeke
(803) 429-5455
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Art By ILA
(803) 736-7070
4259 Saint Claire Dr
Columbia, SC 29206
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ArtCan Studio & Gallery
(803) 345-6588
108 Beaufort St
Chapin, SC 29036
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Art In A Nutshell
(803) 738-2723
1572 Sunnyside Dr
Columbia, SC 29204
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Artists' Attic
(803) 432-9955
930 Broad St
Camden, SC 29020

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Bella Vista Art & Framing
(803) 791-6060
324 State St
West Columbia, SC 29169
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Blythewood Art Gallery And Framing
(803) 735-9400
10425 Wilson Blvd
Blythewood, SC 29016
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Carol Saunders Gallery
(803) 256-3046
922 Gervais St
Columbia, SC 29201
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City Art
(803) 252-3613
1224 Lincoln St
Columbia, SC 29201
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HOFP Gallery
(803) 799-7405
2828 Devine St
Columbia, SC 29205
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if ART Gallery
(803) 255-0068
1223 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC
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Michael Story Studio Gallery
(803) 356-4268
116 Brook Trout Ct
Lexington, SC 29072

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NONNAH'S
(803) 779-9599
923 Gervais St
Columbia, SC 29201
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Palmetto Fine Arts
(803) 932-0788
107 Virginia St
Chapin, SC 29036
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Picture Place
(803) 782-6138
4831 Forest Dr
Columbia, SC 29201
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Portfolio Art Gallery
(803) 256-2434
2007 Devine St
Columbia, SC 29205
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Rita Smith Gallery
(803) 790-0328
3400 Forest D 1039
Columbia, SC 29204
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Rutledge Street Gallery
(803) 425-0071
508 Rutledge St
Camden, SC 29020
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Sandlapper Art & Frame
(803) 996-2700
239-B Charter Oak Road
Lexington, SC 29072
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Southern Pottery Workcenter & Gallery
(803) 251-3001
3105 Devine St
Columbia, SC 29205
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Studio Cellar
(803) 929-0709
912 Lady Street, The Vista
Columbia SC 29201
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Tag It Art
(803) 782-6990
4517 Forest Dr
Columbia, SC 29206
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Tapps Art Center
(803) 988-0013
1644 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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Themis Fine Art Ltd
(803) 779-4474
9 Calendar Ct
Columbia, SC 29206
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Village Artists
(803) 699-8886
631-8 Promenade Place
Columbia, SC 29229
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Vista Studios-Gallery 80808
(803) 252-6134
808 Lady St
Columbia, SC 29201

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