South Carolina's Largest Performing Arts Company

Special Events


Celebrate the retirement of Ballerina, Regina Willoughby as she bids the Columbia City Ballet farewell after over 20 years of dance. The gala will be held immediately after her final evening performance of Cleopatra at 7:30 p.m. on March 24.

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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, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Cleopatra while they participate in fun activities and have their picture taken with the Columbia City Ballet artists.

Nutcracker Teas

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

Fairy Tea

January 27th at 1:30 PM

Princess Tea

March 24th 12:00 PM

Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased in advance by calling Columbia City Ballet’s office at (803)799-7605.

Season Premier Party

Friday, October 13th at 6:00 PM

Join the Columbia City Ballet staff, dancers and board members in celebration to kick off the 2017-2018 season! Celebrate the kick off to our 57th year at a private residence with wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres, music and conversation.

This event is by invitation only, please call the Columbia City Ballet office to request an invitation.

Uncorked: Wine Tasting & Open Rehearsal

Join Executive and Artistic Director, William Starrett and the Columbia City Ballet company for an exclusive preview of the upcoming ballet. Discussion, wine and hors d’oeuvres kick off the evening at the Conservatory of Dance Main Street studio. Starrett will take this opportunity to talk to patrons about the upcoming performances, what the season holds, ways to get further involved and more. This unique opportunity is only offered once prior to each performance starting with A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  • A Midsummer Nights Dream TBD
  • Cleopatra TBD

The Uncorked series will be at The Columbia Conservatory of Dance at 1545 Main Street, Columbia, SC

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