Experience America's premier international performing arts festival! Spoleto fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music.
Join Yale professor Daphne Brooks along with Yale alumni to view an array of productions at this year's festival. Professor Brooks will guide you through the productions with in depth discussions on the performances.
In addition to the festival you will be submersed into Charleston culture and history with local tours and authentic southern cuisine.
Experience true southern hospitality staying at the beautiful historic Andrew Pinckney Inn during your stay.
A note from the Professor:
"Once a bustling metropolis that sat at the center of Atlantic Slave Trade commerce, Charleston, South Carolina is a city steeped in the long history of America’s fraught race relations. That history permeates every aspect of modern Charleston—from its architecture to its cuisine, from its local vernacular language to its theater and music culture. I invite you to join me on a visit to Charleston and this year’s Spoleto Festival in order to listen to that history as it comes to us through the rich and varied sounds of popular and classical music committed to telling this city’s important and complex story of racial inequality, Civil Rights possibility, and twenty-first century rebirth."