A new staircase and 28 additional balcony seats have been added to the Woolfe Street Playhouse by Spoleto Festival USA to accommodate the high demand for tickets to performances in the American Express Woolfe Street Series. This is the first year Spoleto Festival USA is using the Woolfe Street Playhouse. The additional seats will also improve the capacity for the organizations that use the building year-round, including resident company, the Village Repertory Co.
Additional seats will be available for performances of the world premiere of What Moves You featuring jookin’ sensation Lil Buck and cellist Ashley Bathgate, and also for performances of Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music: Songs of the American Right. What Moves You proved to be an extremely hot ticket for the Festival with performances—including an added show—reaching capacity in January. Taylor Mac’s shows have also been a fast-selling ticket.
The 39th season of Spoleto Festival USA opens on Friday, May 22 and runs through Sunday, June 7. Tickets are available online at spoletousa.org, by phone at 843.579.3100, or in person from the box office at the Charleston Visitor Center,Monday through Sunday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. The American Express Woolfe Street Series schedule is below.