South Carolina's Largest Performing Arts Company

Special Events

2017–2018 Special Events

Cocktails & Culture

Join Executive and Artistic Director, William Starrett at a private residence for an evening of discussion, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Starrett will take this opportunity to talk to patrons about the upcoming production, what the season holds, ways to get further involved and more. This unique opportunity is only offered once prior to each production starting with Nutcracker.

  • Nutcracker TBD
  • A Midsummer Nights Dream TBD
  • Off The Wall TBD

Purchase a $60 subscription per person or $100 per couple for all four cocktail parties. Call the ballet office for reservations at 803-799-7605.

Admission is $20 per person for non-subscription member holders and includes a mailed invitation with the address, beverage and hors d’oeuvres.


Mark your calendars now for our magical Columbia City Ballet Teas held before our performances, the perfect way to introduce your child to ballet!

These enchanting children’s events feature a sit-down tea, cakes, cookies and lots of surprises including appearances by the lead characters themselves! Children will learn the real story of the Nutcracker and Beauty and the Beast while they participate in fun activities and have their picture taken with the Columbia City Ballet stars!

Nutcracker Teas

December 9 at 1:30 PM
December 10 at 1:30 PM
December 16 at 1:30 PM

Cleopatra Tea
March 24 at 12:00 PM

Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased in advance by calling Columbia City Ballet’s offices at (803)799-7605.

Ballet Uncorked Series: Wine Tasting & Open Studio

Join an array of arts supporters at the CCB studios on Main Street for a unique opportunity to mingle with the dancers and artistic staff, enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, and view an intimate behind-the-scenes rehearsal from the upcoming ballet with a lecture by Artistic Director William Starrett.

Saturday evenings during the season from 5:30-7pm:

  • TBD

Admission is $5 and goes directly to the Columbia City Ballet Educational Outreach Series