With over 14,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor space, Festival Hall is Charleston, South Carolina's most versatile venue for any type of occasion: award shows, benefit concerts, charitable events, community events, corporate gatherings and meetings, dinner parties, fashion shows, film and photo shoots, galas, hybrid events, live performances, product launches, receptions, town halls, virtual events, weddings, and more! With an infrastructure of a classic theater, our venue provides a uniquely accessible and transformative space for any occasion.
- Located in the heart of downtown Charleston and two blocks from King Street
- Venue capacity: 1,000
- 10,000 square feet of flexible indoor space
- 4,000 square foot outdoor courtyard
- Pillareless event venue
- High ceilings (floor to grid 28 feet)
- Moveable airwalls to divide space
- 6 dressing rooms
- Extensive catwalk and theatre grid system
- Loading dock at Main Hall level
Browse some of our standard floor plans to inspire the layout for your event.
March - June,
September – November
July - August
December - February
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|FRIDAY & SUNDAY:|
|PLEASE NOTE:||The venue is not available for rental during the month of May.|
Venue rental includes access and use of the main entrance and lobby, basic utilities, box office/coat check room, the Alicia's Garden courtyard and lobby, guest restrooms, event space, loading dock and backstage area from 9 a.m. - 1 a.m. (Five (5) hour event ending no later than 11 p.m., breakdown must be completed with building clean and clear of all décor, equipment, rentals and persons within two hours of event end time and no later than 1 a.m.). Rates are based on guest expectancy of up to 400.
All rates listed are for reference only. Holidays are subject to increased rates. Ticketed events and events with paid registration may be subject to ticket surcharges. To receive a true estimate and to confirm date availability, please contact the Festival Hall team for an event proposal.
|ONSITE CLEANING FEE*:|
|EXCESS OF 400 GUESTS:|
|OFF DUTY UNIFORMED CPD SECURITY OFFICER*:|
$30/per officer, per hour
The above references Facility Rental Fees ONLY. The following costs may also apply:
|LATE SUBMISSION FEE:|
applies to timeliness of required documentation and payments
|LOADING ZONE VIOLATION:|
Applies to misuse of loading zone and parking on sidewalks
|TIME OVERAGE FEE:|
failure to complete break-down within two (2) hours of event end time
|Black Folding Chairs:|
available in quantities of 50, client or client's vendor must set-up and tear down chairs on their own
|Stage Deck Section (4’x8’):|
per 4x8 section, client or client's vendor must set-up and tear down decks on their own, does not include skirting or rails, does not include labor to set-up and/or strike
|Dressing Room (1st Floor, Small or Medium):|
per dressing room, total of 2 small (capacity of 1-2) and 2 medium (capacity of 1 - 8)
|Dressing Room (2nd Floor, Large):|
per dressing room, total of 2 available with a capacity of 15-20 per room
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