The Spoleto Festival is Charleston’s most anticipated event of the year. The Spoleto Festival welcomes performers from all over the world specializing in dance, theater, music, and more. The 2022 festival also marks the return of international performers, which had been canceled since 2019 and the start of the global pandemic.

The Spoleto Festival USA 2022 is set to be one of the biggest ever with a lineup featuring 124 performers and special events. The festival runs from May 27 to June 12 at a variety of locations across Charleston, SC including Dock Street Theatre, Charleston Gaillard Center, and more.

The most anticipated event at Spoleto Festival USA 2022 is expected to be the world premiere of Omar. Omar is an opera based on the autobiography of Omar Ibn Said with music by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels. It was originally supposed to be the centerpiece of the 2020 festival, but was delayed.  Spoleto Festival USA 2022 is set to host many events this year that got delayed due to the pandemic, but has several new events set to debut in 2022 as well.

Spoleto Festival Schedule

Here are a few highlights of the 124 performances to look forward to:

  • Omar, College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, May 27, May 30, June 2, June5, June 8, June 12
  • Until the Flood, Festival Hall, June 3, June 4, June 5, June 6
  • Unholy Wars, Dock Street Theatre, May 29, June 1, June 3, June 6
  • Moby Dick, Festival Hall, May 27-31
  • Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Dock Street Theatre, May 27- June 12

Check with Spoleto and festival organizers for a full schedule of events. And keep in mind that due to COVID-19, events are still subject to change.

If you’re headed to Spoleto Festival USA, book a ride with GCT. Our luxury sedans are the easiest way to travel to or between special events. Keep in mind that parking downtown can be limited during Spoleto shows, so a car service in Charleston is the best way to travel. Our festival drivers are experienced and make it easy to get from the airport or venues throughout Charleston.