orkshop Theatre

of South Carolina

Next Up —

Aladdin Jr Opens June 16, 2022

Aladdin Jr Runs June 16 - 19, 2022

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the "diamond in the rough" street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. All performances at Workshop Theatre at 1301 Columbia College Dr.

All seating is general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person the day of the show. Online tickets get a $2 discount.

"Kinky Boots" Auditions July 10 & 11, 2022 at 7 PM

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit and it's coming to Workshop Theatre in September! KINKY BOOTS runs September 23 – Oct 8, 2022 and will be directed by Jocelyn Sanders with choreography by Mandy Applegate and music direction by Christyne McClellan. Actors will need to prepare 16 measures of their best vocal material, preferably from a contemporary musical. Bring your sheet music. No a cappella vocal auditions please. Come prepared to move. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes (running shoes are acceptable). Some cold readings may be involved. Auditions will be held at Workshop Theatre at 1301 Columbia College Dr.

Partnership with Columbia College becomes official

It's official and we couldn't be more excited about being partners with Columbia College! Our last four years on the campus have been such a wonderful experience. Columbia College welcomed us with open arms. We would like to thank President Tom Bogart, Executive Vice President, Francis Schodowski, and Technical Director Patrick Faulds for helping us find a home and for being incredible partners. We love that we can continue to share our art with the Columbia College students and the community that has supported us for 54 years. Thank you all!

"After an ongoing relationship between Columbia College – specifically Cottingham Theater – and Workshop Theatre of South Carolina since the 2017-2018 academic year, the two organizations gathered together to sign an official Memorandum of Understanding on March 8, 2022. The two organizations have worked together for four years, but both are excited to make the partnership official and go forward together to serve the community through the art of theatre."

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New Ticketing System

We are excited to move forward with a new, modern ticketing system. From the get-go you will notice how streamlined, user-friendly and convenient this new ticketing system is. Check it out

We hope you like it as much as we do! If you have questions, you can call the Box Office at 803-799-6551.

Campus Parking

Parking on campus is usually not an issue on the nights of shows. In the evening, visitors are welcome to park in any spot other than spaces reserved for a particular person or a space that says 24-hour towing. If parking is scarce, there is a visitors lot at the corner of Columbia College Dr. and Colonial Dr. and another at the corner of N. Main St. and Columbia College Dr. Handicap spaces are also located near the theatre. Please arrive early if you are concerned about parking.

2021-2022 Season Announced

For our 54th season, we are returning to live performances at Columbia College's Cottingham Theatre with a slate of four season shows, including an orginial work by a local playwright and a Tony award winning musical, and three incredible non-season shows. We are so excited to announce our 2021-2022 season.

October 1 - 10, 2021
Written & directed by Crystal-Elise Aldamuy
January 22 - February 6, 2022
Directed by Jocelyn Sanders
Music Direction by Roland Haynes
Choreography by Crystal-Elise Aldamuy
February 25 - March 6, 2022
Directed by Kashaad Kraus
May 6 - 15, 2022
Directed by Jocelyn Sanders
Choreography by Mandy Applegate

2021-2022 Non-Season Shows Announced

In addition to our regular season shows, we will also be presenting:
with Clayton King, Lanny Spires, and Vicky Saye Henderson
November 5-7, 2021
starring the Wagsters
December 10-12, 2021
June 16-19, 2022


Looking for a great gift for your theatre loving friends and family? A membership to Workshop Theatre's season would be a wonderful gift for a great price. If you would like to have a gift card sent to your friend or family, please email WorkshopTheatreofSC1@gmail.com and we can take care of it for you.


Would you like to see one of our shows without paying a cent? When you volunteer to usher or sell concessions you get to see the show for FREE! If you are interested please contact Workshop Theatre at WTVolunteer1@gmail.com to volunteer at one of our performances.