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Spoleto Festival USA announces 2024 festival season including more than hundred shows

The Spoleto Festival USA is in its 48th year and will feature performances from various celebrated artists across the world right here in the Holy City.

artists doing acrobats

Spoleto Festival USA is your chance to see an array of renowned artist this spring.

Photo provided by Spoleto Festival USA

Spoleto Festival USA has announced the 2024 festival season, including a lineup of stars + more than a hundred performances across the Holy City beginning Friday, May 24 through Sunday, June 9.

This performing arts festival will take place in Charleston’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces.

Choir sings during Spoleto.

The Spoleto Festival USA will span 17 days in Charleston.

Photo by William Struhs

2024 festival highlights:

  • The festival will begin with the world premiere of “Ruinous Gods,” an original opera. Four performances (Friday, May 24, Monday, May 27, Wednesday, May 29 + Saturday, June 1) will occur at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre.
  • Yo-Yo Ma, one of the best-known cellists, will return for his sixth festival appearance and first since 1986 at the Charleston Gaillard Center on Thursday, May 30.
  • “The Song of Rome,” by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson, will premiere at The Dock Street Theatre. This piece explores the fall of Ancient Rome and will be performed over six days.
  • The production of “Romeo + Juliet” by the La Dance Project and choreographer Benjamin Millepied will take place on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26. This will be the its performance with a live orchestra.
  • There will be performances by nationally touring acts: Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Sasha Velour.
Old Crow Medicine Show

The Spoleto Festival USA will bring Old Crow Medicine Show to the Holy City.

Photo by Adam Straughn

There will be much more to enjoy at this year’s festival. Read details on the Spoleto’s 2024 season. Tickets are available starting today, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m.