orkshop Theatre

of South Carolina

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Andrew Lloyd Weber's CATS runs March 8-23, 2024

"CATS Opens March 8

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2023-2024 Membership Season - Workshop Theatre's 56th Season

With much excitement, we are proud to announce our 56th season!

- The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
September 15-24, 2023
Directed by Bakari Lebby

- A New Brain
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine
October 20 - November 4, 2023
Directed by Directed by Jocelyn Sanders

- Sordid Lives
by Del Shores
January 19-28, 2024
Directed by Crystal Aldamuy

- CATS
March 8-23, 2024
Directed by Julian Deleon
Music direction by Taylor Diveley
Choreography by Erin Bailey
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- Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville
Music and Lyrics by - Jimmy Buffett
Book by Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley
May 10-25, 2024
Directed by Jessica Fichter
Choreography by Katie Hilliger Page


Memberships

Get your season membership and don't miss a moment of the 2022-2023 season. are available for the exciting 2022-2023 season! Save 20 percent on your tickets with Adult, Senior, Military, and Student memberships. Each of these levels include five tickets -- one for each show. Consider a Patron, Benefactor, Angel, or Archangel membership and receive 10, 15, 20, or 30 tickets respectively, in addition to other member benefits. All members get to reserve their tickets before the general public. Visit our new Membership page.


Best Local Theater Production — “Kinky Boots”

Workshop Theatre's "Kinky Boots" was voted the Best of Columbia in the recent Free Times Best of Columbia poll. This marks the second season in a row that a Workshop Theatre production was named Best of Columbia -- "The Color Purple" won the previous year. Workshop Theatre was honored with Honorable Mention for Best Local Theatre Company.

In addition to Workshop Theatre's wins, three of the Best Local Actor nominees and one of the Best Local Actress nominees were in shows with us this past year. Congratulations to Taylor Diveley (Kinky Boots, Torch Song, A Chorus Line, Hundred Days) for being named Runner-up for Best Local Actor, Julian Deleon (Torch Song) Honorable Mention for Best Local Actor, Lamont Gleaton (Kinky Boots, Wedding Singer, A Chorus Line) Nominee for Best Local Actor, and Heather Hinson (Wedding Singer) Honorable Mention for Best Local Actress!

Thank you for voting for Workshop Theatre!


New Ticketing System

We are excited to move forward with a new, modern ticketing system. From the get-go you will notice how streamlined, user-friendly and convenient this new ticketing system is. Check it out

We hope you like it as much as we do! If you have questions, you can call the Box Office at 803-799-6551.


Campus Parking

Parking on campus is usually not an issue on the nights of shows. In the evening, visitors are welcome to park in any spot other than spaces reserved for a particular person or a space that says 24-hour towing. If parking is scarce, there is a visitors lot at the corner of Columbia College Dr. and Colonial Dr. and another at the corner of N. Main St. and Columbia College Dr. Handicap spaces are also located near the theatre. Please arrive early if you are concerned about parking.


Volunteer

Would you like to see one of our shows without paying a cent? When you volunteer to usher or sell concessions you get to see the show for FREE! If you are interested please contact Workshop Theatre at WTVolunteer1@gmail.com to volunteer at one of our performances.


Partnership with Columbia College becomes official

It's official and we couldn't be more excited about being partners with Columbia College! Our last four years on the campus have been such a wonderful experience. Columbia College welcomed us with open arms. We would like to thank President Tom Bogart, Executive Vice President, Francis Schodowski, and Technical Director Patrick Faulds for helping us find a home and for being incredible partners. We love that we can continue to share our art with the Columbia College students and the community that has supported us for 54 years. Thank you all!

"After an ongoing relationship between Columbia College – specifically Cottingham Theater – and Workshop Theatre of South Carolina since the 2017-2018 academic year, the two organizations gathered together to sign an official Memorandum of Understanding on March 8, 2022. The two organizations have worked together for four years, but both are excited to make the partnership official and go forward together to serve the community through the art of theatre."

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