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Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina opened in 1996 and is a non-profit multi-arts organization which owns a 45,000 sf visual and performing arts facility on 4.6 acres. Over 1,400,000 have attended programs at the award-wining Arts Center, which is South Carolina’s third largest arts organization serving a four-county region.

The Arts Center operates 360 days year round and is the state’s largest professional theater. Arts Center programs include producing Actor’s Equity theater of musicals, mysteries, dramas and comedies; presenting jazz, contemporary music, humorists, vocal artists and world dance in its Great Performances series; and exhibits of youth and educator visual arts as well as hosting the Art League in residence at its Gallery.

The Arts Center produces free community outreach festivals including the Taste of Gullah and Youth ArtFest which is a partnership with the Island School Council for the Arts as well as the Town’s Christmas Tree Lighting.

The Arts Center has also provided well over 250,000 education services since opening in 1996. Extensive education activities include the early childhood enrichment ArtStart; program performances for students on-site and at off-site locations at schools and youth centers; artistic, technical and classroom support for our adopted school, the HHIE School for the Creative Arts; professional development for educators; adult workshops; state-curriculum based home school art classes; youth camps in drama, performing arts, clay and the visual arts and special needs.

As an affiliate of the Kennedy Center’s VSA Program, the Arts Center serves middle and high school students with disabilities, providing art lessons to create visual arts projects using a variety of media and methods.

The Arts Center is also a founding Kennedy Center Partner in Education (SC’92) and is the recipient of many awards including the Governor’s Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award winner as the state’s Best Arts Organization, Rotary Cultural Leadership award 2017, Trip Advisor Award of Excellence 2018, 2016, 2015, and Broadway Magazine Southeast Awards in Directing, Choreography, Costume and Lighting.

Rentals are available for our Wallace Theater, Jakes Black Box Studio, Disney Art Studio, Heritage Room parlor, Woods Community Room, Hargray theater lobby -- all with catering kitchen, beverage services and management staff available.


upcoming events:

A Chorus Line- Preview

May 01 @ 08:00 pm thru May 01 @ 10:00 pm
A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves in this nine-time Tony Award winner. Unease opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s place in dance class only to become the better dancer. With iconic music by Marvin Hamlisch and based on real Broadway dancers’ stories as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. Tickets go on sale March 4, 2019 at www.artshhi.com
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A Chorus Line - Preview

May 02 @ 08:00 pm thru May 02 @ 10:00 pm
A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves in this nine-time Tony Award winner. Unease opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s place in dance class only to become the better dancer. With iconic music by Marvin Hamlisch and based on real Broadway dancers’ stories as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. Tickets go on sale March 4, 2019 at www.artshhi.com
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A Chorus Line

May 03 @ 08:00 pm thru May 03 @ 10:00 pm
A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves in this nine-time Tony Award winner. Unease opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s place in dance class only to become the better dancer. With iconic music by Marvin Hamlisch and based on real Broadway dancers’ stories as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. Tickets go on sale March 4, 2019 at www.artshhi.com
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A Chorus Line

May 04 @ 08:00 pm thru May 04 @ 10:00 pm
A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves in this nine-time Tony Award winner. Unease opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s place in dance class only to become the better dancer. With iconic music by Marvin Hamlisch and based on real Broadway dancers’ stories as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. Tickets go on sale March 4, 2019 at www.artshhi.com
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A Chorus Line

May 05 @ 02:00 pm thru May 05 @ 04:00 pm
A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves in this nine-time Tony Award winner. Unease opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s place in dance class only to become the better dancer. With iconic music by Marvin Hamlisch and based on real Broadway dancers’ stories as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. Tickets go on sale March 4, 2019 at www.artshhi.com
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A Chorus Line

May 05 @ 07:00 pm thru May 05 @ 09:00 pm
A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves in this nine-time Tony Award winner. Unease opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s place in dance class only to become the better dancer. With iconic music by Marvin Hamlisch and based on real Broadway dancers’ stories as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. Tickets go on sale March 4, 2019 at www.artshhi.com
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A Chorus Line

May 07 @ 08:00 pm thru May 07 @ 10:00 pm
A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves in this nine-time Tony Award winner. Unease opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s place in dance class only to become the better dancer. With iconic music by Marvin Hamlisch and based on real Broadway dancers’ stories as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. Tickets go on sale March 4, 2019 at www.artshhi.com
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A Chorus Line

May 08 @ 08:00 pm thru May 08 @ 10:00 pm
A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves in this nine-time Tony Award winner. Unease opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s place in dance class only to become the better dancer. With iconic music by Marvin Hamlisch and based on real Broadway dancers’ stories as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. Tickets go on sale March 4, 2019 at www.artshhi.com
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A Chorus Line

May 09 @ 08:00 pm thru May 09 @ 10:00 pm
A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves in this nine-time Tony Award winner. Unease opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s place in dance class only to become the better dancer. With iconic music by Marvin Hamlisch and based on real Broadway dancers’ stories as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. Tickets go on sale March 4, 2019 at www.artshhi.com
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A Chorus Line

May 10 @ 08:00 pm thru May 10 @ 10:00 pm
A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves in this nine-time Tony Award winner. Unease opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s place in dance class only to become the better dancer. With iconic music by Marvin Hamlisch and based on real Broadway dancers’ stories as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. Tickets go on sale March 4, 2019 at www.artshhi.com
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