South Carolina's Largest Performing Arts Company

Special Events & Tours

2016–2017 Special Events

March 9

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 (December 1)
  • Swan Lake (January 19)
  • Beauty and the Beast (March 9)
  • Emanuel Ballet (March 30)

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 10 at 1:30 PM
December 11 at 1:30 PM
December 17 at 1:30 PM

Beauty and the Beast
March 18 at 1:30 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


2016–2017 Touring Schedule


Dracula: Ballet with a Bite

Griffin, GA
Thursday, October 6 – 7 at 7:30 PM, Griffin Ballet Theater

Savannah, GA
Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 PM, Savannah Civic Center


Sumter, SC:
Saturday, November 19 at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM, Patriot Hall
Tickets available at Miss Libby’s School of DanceSeaco Music, and by calling the Columbia City Ballet at (803)799.7605

Lancaster, SC:
Monday, November 21 at 7:00 PM, Lancaster High School Auditorium

Savannah, GA:
Saturday, November 26 at 5:30 PM, Savannah Civic Center

Richmond, NC
Tuesday, November 29 at 5:30 PM, Richmond Community College

Charleston, SC:

Friday, December 10 at 7:30 PM,  Sottile Theatre

Florence, SC:

Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 PM, Francis Marion University of Performing Arts

Hartsville, SC:
Friday, December 16 at 7:30 PM, Center Theatre

Charleston, SC:

Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00 PM,  Sottile Theater

Beauty And The Beast

Charleston, SC:

Friday, February 10 at 7:30 PM, Sottile Theatre

Savannah, GA:

Saturday, February 18 at 5:30 PM, Savannah Civic Center

Avon Park, FL:
Saturday, February 25 at 7:00 PM, Alan Jay Wildsteing Center for the Performing Arts

Florence, SC:
Saturday, March 4 at 5:30 PM, Francis Marion University of Performing Arts

Sumter, SC:
Saturday, March 11 at 3:00 PM, Patriot Hall

Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 PM, Patriot Hall

Tickets available at Miss Libby’s School of DanceSeaco Music, and by calling the Columbia City Ballet at (803)799.7605

Bennetsville, SC:
Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 PM. Marlboro Civic Center

Swan Lake

Kiawah, SC:

Tuesday, March 14  7:30 PM, East Beach Conference Center



Charleston, SC

Saturday, April 1 at 5:30PM, Sottile Theater

Camden, SC

Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 PM, Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County