News & Updates

Information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As patron safety remains our first priority, we have implemented numerous measures to allow guests to safely gather within the Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall.

Please visit our Patron Safety page for information, additional guidelines, and procedures for sanitation and cleaning as well as building modifications, new equipment, and changes in how we’ll host our events.

We encourage patrons to assist in preventing the spread of any illness by thoroughly and carefully washing your hands regularly, staying home if you have a fever, cough, or other serious symptoms, and monitoring local news for advice about keeping yourself and loved ones safe in case of an outbreak.

Thank you for your continued support of the Charleston Gaillard Center.

FAQs

Which performances are canceled, rescheduled, or postponed?

CANCELED EVENTS
March 27 & 28 – CSO’s Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony
March 31 – The Play That Goes Wrong
April 14 – Philharmonix
April 17 & 18 – CSO’s Charleston and the New World
April 21 – Escape to Margaritaville
April 26 – Lake Street Dive
April 28 & 29 – The Charleston School of the Arts Singers and Symphony Present Les Misérables
May 15 – An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
June 8-12 – Youth Jazz Orchestra All Stars Camp
June 15-19 – Choreography Creation Camp
June 22-26 – Theater Camp
June 26 – Scary Mommy Live!
July 6-10 – Theater Camp
July 13-17 – Broadway Kids Camp
July 13-17 – Culinary Camp
July 20-24 – Just Be You
August 3-7 – Broadway Kids Camp
September 4 – Lowcountry Jazz Festival White Party
September 5 – Lowcountry Jazz Festival Day 1
September 6 – Lowcountry Jazz Festival Day 2
October 25 – MasterChef Junior Live! 
December 8 – CHICAGO
March 11, 2021 – Academy of St Martin in the Fields

RESCHEDULED & POSTPONED EVENTS
September 12 – Jenna Bush Hager Everything Beautiful Tour RESCHEDULED TO VIRTUAL EVENT SEPTEMBER 8
October 23 & 24CSO Masterworks – Beethoven’s Beginnings RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 6 & 7
October 30  –  CSO POPS – Once Upon a Time in the West RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 13 
January 13 & 14 – BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical POSTPONED with new dates to be announced.
February 9 – WAITRESS POSTPONED to Spring Season 2022
February 23 & 24 – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater POSTPONED to Spring Season 2022

March 4 – SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL POSTPONED to Spring Season 2022

March 8Leanne Morgan RESCHEDULED TO August 12, 2021

April 10 –  Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis RESCHEDULED to APRIL 23 & 24, 2021

April 30AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN RESCHEDULED TO December 14, 2021
June 27 – An Evening with Audra McDonald RESCHEDULED TO November 6, 2021

I bought tickets to an event that is canceled. What are my options?

For Charleston Gaillard Center performances:
If you have tickets to a canceled performance, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. You can choose to donate the full or partial cost of your tickets to the Gaillard Center, receive a credit to your Gaillard Center account for future use, or receive a full refund via a mailed check.
If you have not received an email or a refund check in the mail, please reach out to the Ticket Office at ticketing@gaillardcenter.org  or (843) 242-3099 if you have any questions.

For Charleston Symphony Orchestra Performances:
For any questions or concerns regarding the CSO performances, please reach out to their Director of Patron Services, Cindy Branch at (843) 723-7528 ext. 110.

UPDATES – December 8, 2020 

The Charleston Gaillard Center is sad to announce that due to the continued impact of COVID-19, multiple upcoming shows in our 2020-2021 series have shifted into socially-distanced events or have been postponed or canceled. 

The following events will shift into socially-distanced events: 

  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet will shift into two socially-distanced performances on April 11, 2021 at 12pm and 7:30pm. A livestream of the 7:30pm performance will also be available to purchase.  

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis was originally scheduled for April 10. The performance will shift into two socially-distanced performances on April 23 and 24, 2021 at 7:30pm. A livestream of the April 24th concert will also be available to purchase. 

Single tickets to Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will be on sale to the public on Friday, January 8 at 11am. Get presale access by becoming a Charleston Gaillard Center Member. Contact our Development Office at development@gaillardcenter.org or (843) 579-6468 for more information.  

The following events are rescheduled: 

  • An Evening with Audra McDonald is rescheduled from June 27, 2021 to November 6, 2021.

  • AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN is rescheduled from April 30, 2021 to December 14, 2021. 

The following events are postponed with rescheduled dates to be announced: 

  • WAITRESS is currently postponed to Spring Season 2022.

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is currently postponed to Spring Season 2022.

  • SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is currently postponed to Spring Season 2022.

The following event is canceled: 

  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields was scheduled for March 11, 2021.

In August, the Gaillard Center announced the cancelation of CHICAGO, originally scheduled for December 8, 2020, and the postponement of BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical, originally scheduled for January 13 and 14, 2021. New dates for BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical will be announced at a later date. 

The Gaillard Center is working to announce rescheduled dates as soon as possible for all postponed performances. If you purchased tickets from the Gaillard Center to any of the Gaillard presented events, you will receive information regarding next steps.  

Stephen A. Bedard, President and CEO of the Charleston Gaillard Center, stated, “We have been fortunate to present socially-distanced concerts with small capacities this fall, but we know that is not possible for many large, national tours. We look forward to bringing these incredible productions to Charleston later in 2021 and 2022.”

While the Gaillard Center is disappointed to postpone these in-person events, we have been diligently working with the shows to present virtual content to patrons. Content may range from moderated discussions with cast members and tour producers to behind-the-scenes content. Visit gaillardcenter.org for additional program information for these virtual events. 

The following shows will have virtual content available for purchase: 

  • BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical 

  • WAITRESS

  • SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL

  • AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN

  • An Evening with Audra McDonald

Each of these virtual events will have a $10 ticket available for the public to purchase. Tickets will be on sale to the public on Friday, January 8 at 11am. Get presale access by becoming a Charleston Gaillard Center Member. Contact our Development Office at development@gaillardcenter.org or (843) 579-6468 for more information.