As the city’s largest producer of year-round arts events, the College of Charleston School of the Arts (SOTA) is the artistic heartbeat of Charleston. And, whether you’re a culture vulture or just looking for something fun to do that won’t break the bank, SOTA has you covered with a wonderful array of events that are free or discounted for CofC faculty and staff. And it’s easier than ever to get your tickets, too!

That’s because the College’s new George Street Box Office (GSBO) has streamlined the process for ticketed campus events. Now it’s simple to purchase season subscriptions and tickets, select preferred seating, explore flex ticketing and more. GSBO staff is available to help patrons navigate the system by phone at 843.953.GSBO (4726), by email or in person at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.

The Department of Theatre and Dances 2021–22 season brings important conversations to the forefront and challenges audiences to think about their choices, relationships and what it means to be part of a community while navigating how to live your best life. The diverse production season offers plays, dance, musical theater and opera — featuring guest artists, new faculty and invited collaborators. Individual tickets are $12 for CofC students and employees (discounted from $20 for adults/$15 for military and guests under 18 or over 60). Faculty and staff may also purchase $77 season subscriptions for seven shows (discounted from $140). Learn more about the productions and purchase your discounted faculty/staff season subscription or tickets.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art provides a multidisciplinary laboratory for the production, presentation, interpretation and dissemination of ideas by innovative visual artists from around the world. As a non-collecting museum, the Halsey Institute creates meaningful interactions between adventurous artists and diverse communities within a context that emphasizes the historical, social and cultural importance of the art of our time – and admission to exhibitions and most events is free! Special events and opportunities are available for membersVisit the Halsey Institute’s website to learn more about the institute and its programming.

CofC Concerts, hosted by the Department of Music, presents numerous public performances, featuring world-class visiting artists, distinguished faculty and talented students. Faculty and staff can attend the International Piano Series and several other concerts for free and/or discounted rates! Learn more about the 2021–22 artists and tickets and check back often, as more performances are being added.

For the full 2021–22 events listing, box office info and COVID safety guidelines, visit the SOTA Arts Calendar.