About the Gaillard

About the Charleston Gaillard Center

A leader in the performing arts in the Southeast, the Charleston Gaillard Center commissions, supports, and presents ambitious, multidisciplinary cultural programming and provides access to the best local, national, and global artists and companies on its stage. Deeply rooted in the community, the Gaillard Center is committed to elevating local and regional voices and partnering with Charleston institutions to reflect the city’s diversity, both on stage and off. Through programming on its public campus and extensive arts education initiatives, the Gaillard Center serves as a platform to participate in community building and essential dialogue.

The Gaillard Center is a community asset located in the heart of an inspiration corridor of cultural institutions on the Charleston peninsula.  Established as a nonprofit in 2015, its campus includes the 1,818-seat Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall, a 16,000 square-foot exhibition hall that is home to artistic activations and community and corporate events and celebrations and an adjacent park space that was recently activated for artistic presentations. The Gaillard Center aspires to be a great place to work; it employs the best people, nurtures them, and enables them to succeed.  Find more information and upcoming programming at gaillardcenter.org.

Our Story

Learn more about our purpose, core values, and mission as a nonprofit.

Our Foundation

Learn more about the Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall Foundation.

Meet Our Board

See a list of our leadership, including our officers and board members.

Meet Our Team

Meet our team, learn more about our open positions and see available internships.

Join Our Team

We want to cultivate an inspirational, creative place where people love to be. Learn more about our open positions and internships.

Become A Volunteer

Learn more about becoming a volunteer usher for our performances and events.

Request A Ticket Donation

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Visit Our Press Room

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Learn About Our Previous Seasons

See our previous seasons and the amazing artists who have performed at the Gaillard Center.