Everything you need to know about Piccolo Spoleto 2012

Image by City of Charleston

Tickets are now on sale for the 34th annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA.

Piccolo Spoleto opens on Friday, May 25 and runs for 17 days until Sunday, June 10th. The festival offers a variety of arts and cultural programs including theatre, blues, jazz, chamber music, early music, dance, literary, visual arts as well as many admission-free and family-friendly events.

For 2012, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival box office returns to the Gaillard Auditorium located at 77 Calhoun Street, and will operate a second box office location at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting Street. Tickets are also available by calling the Piccolo Spoleto Festival box office hotline (866) 811-4111, or online at PiccoloSpoleto.com.

The 2012 official Piccolo Spoleto poster image, selected from a statewide competition based on its design qualities and representation of the festival, is Contrappunto, by Linda Elksnin. The Spotlight Concert Series poster is Sanctuary by Charlestonian Carol Ezell-Gilson.

Produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs since 1979, Piccolo Spoleto’s mission is to provide access to the Spoleto Festival USA experience for everyone, regardless of their economic, social or physical circumstances and to provide the opportunity for excellent local and regional artists, writers and performers to be showcased in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival venues.

  • For a look at this year's schedule in a calendar view, click here.