The Stage is Set

The 1,800-seat Martha and John Rivers’ Performance Hall creates an inviting setting where artist and audience come together and connect. Designed in the tradition of Europe’s great opera houses, the Hall is a seamless blend of form and function that delivers an amazing and unforgettable experience.

In addition to playing host to Spoleto Festival USA and Charleston Symphony Orchestra performances, the stage will also welcome a diverse mix or artists and genres including rock, R&B, classical, modern dance, ballet, hip-hop, opera, stand-up comedy and musicals.

  • Performance Hall Amenities

  • Superb sound system and acoustics
  • Orchestra level and three tiers of balconies
  • ADA and elderly-friendly: multiple elevators, ample seating space, and convenient restrooms
  • Second-level box seats
  • Dress circle with a hospitality center
  • Ticket office/patron service center
  • In-house A/V and lighting technology
  • In-house concession services
  • Lower and upper galleries, both with a hospitality center
  • Reimagined stage, backstage, orchestra pit and dressing rooms
  • Elegant décor inspired by native elements
  • Convenient parking in connected garage
  • Wi-Fi available throughout

The Charleston Gaillard Center Rental Program Space Configurations

Individual Rooms / Detailed Information

Exhibition Hall
Grand Ballroom Total Square Feet: 12,944 Level: Street

Grand Ballroom

Square Feet 12,944

Seating Configuration:

Reception 1,850
Theater 1,250
Classroom 18" 1,078
Banquet (72"/10") 925
Grand I Total Square Feet: 4,066 Level: Street

Grand I

Square Feet 4,066

Seating Configuration:

Reception 581
Theater 406
Classroom 18" 389
Banquet (72"/10") 290
Grand II Total Square Feet: 4,752 Level: Street

Grand II

Square Feet 4,752

Seating Configuration:

Reception 679
Theater 475
Classroom 18" 398
Banquet (72"/10") 339
Grand III Total Square Feet: 4,126 Level: Street

Grand III

Square Feet 4,126

Seating Configuration:

Reception 589
Theater 413
Classroom 18" 344
Banquet (72"/10") 295
Prefunction I Total Square Feet: 617 Level: Street

Prefunction I

Square Feet 617

Seating Configuration:

Reception 88
Theater 62
Classroom 18" 51
Banquet (72"/10") 44
Prefunction I and II Total Square Feet: 1,952 Level: Street

Prefunction I and II

Square Feet 1,952

Seating Configuration:

Reception 279
Theater 195
Classroom 18" 163
Banquet (72"/10") 139
Prefunction II Total Square Feet: 1,335 Level: Street

Prefunction II

Square Feet 1,335

Seating Configuration:

Reception 191
Theater 134
Classroom 18" 111
Banquet (72"/10") 95
Prefunction III Total Square Feet: 624 Level: Street

Prefunction III

Square Feet 624

Seating Configuration:

Reception 89
Theater 62
Classroom 18" 52
Banquet (72"/10") 45
Salon I Total Square Feet: 977 Level: Main

Salon I

Square Feet 977

Seating Configuration:

Reception 140
Theater 97
Classroom 18" 81
Banquet (72"/10") 68
Salon II Total Square Feet: 814 Level: Main

Salon II

Square Feet 814

Seating Configuration:

Reception 116
Theater 81
Classroom 18" 68
Banquet (72"/10") 58
Salon III Total Square Feet: 223 Level: Main

Salon III

Square Feet 223

Seating Configuration:

Reception 32
Theater 22
Classroom 18" 19
Banquet (72"/10") 16
Salon IV Total Square Feet: 222 Level: Main

Salon IV

Square Feet 222

Seating Configuration:

Reception 32
Theater 22
Classroom 18" 18
Banquet (72"/10") 16
Outdoor
Terrace Total Square Feet: 8,587 Level: Street

Terrace

Square Feet 8,587

Seating Configuration:

Reception 1,226
Theater 859
Classroom 18" 715
Banquet (72"/10") 613
Performance Hall
Box Tier Lobby Total Square Feet: 1,450 Level: Box Tier

Box Tier Lobby

Square Feet 1,450

Seating Configuration:

Reception Contact Us for Use
Theater Contact Us for Use
Classroom 18" Contact Us for Use
Banquet (72"/10") Contact Us for Use
Founders Lounge Total Square Feet: 795 Level: Box Tier

Founders Lounge

Square Feet 795

Seating Configuration:

Reception 113
Theater 80
Classroom 18" 66
Banquet (72"/10") 56
Galleria Total Square Feet: 2,705 Level: Main

Galleria

Square Feet 2,705

Seating Configuration:

Reception Contact Us for Use
Theater Contact Us for Use
Classroom 18" Contact Us for Use
Banquet (72"/10") Contact Us for Use
Gallery Lobby Total Square Feet: 1,739 Level: Lower Balcony

Gallery Lobby

Square Feet 1,739

Seating Configuration:

Reception Contact Us for Use
Theater Contact Us for Use
Classroom 18" Contact Us for Use
Banquet (72"/10") Contact Us for Use
Green Room Total Square Feet: 716 Level: Box Tier

Green Room

Square Feet 716

Seating Configuration:

Reception 102
Theater 76
Classroom 18" 60
Banquet (72"/10") 51
Main Lobby Total Square Feet: 5,236 Level: Street

Main Lobby

Square Feet 5,236

Seating Configuration:

Reception Contact Us for Use
Theater Contact Us for Use
Classroom 18" Contact Us for Use
Banquet (72"/10") Contact Us for Use
North Portico & Patio Total Square Feet: 646 Level: Main

North Portico & Patio

Square Feet 646

Seating Configuration:

Reception Contact Us for Use
Theater Contact Us for Use
Classroom 18" Contact Us for Use
Banquet (72"/10") Contact Us for Use
Parlor Total Square Feet: 195 Level: Box Tier

Parlor

Square Feet 195

Seating Configuration:

Reception Contact Us for Use
Theater Contact Us for Use
Classroom 18" Contact Us for Use
Banquet (72"/10") Contact Us for Use
Performance Hall Lobby Total Square Feet: 2,193 Level: Main

Performance Hall Lobby

Square Feet 2,193

Seating Configuration:

Reception Contact Us for Use
Theater Contact Us for Use
Classroom 18" Contact Us for Use
Banquet (72"/10") Contact Us for Use
Performance Hall Lobby-North Total Square Feet: n/a Level: Main

Performance Hall Lobby-North

Square Feet n/a

Seating Configuration:

Reception Contact Us for Use
Theater Contact Us for Use
Classroom 18" Contact Us for Use
Banquet (72"/10") Contact Us for Use
Performance Hall Lobby-South Total Square Feet: n/a Level: Main

Performance Hall Lobby-South

Square Feet n/a

Seating Configuration:

Reception Contact Us for Use
Theater Contact Us for Use
Classroom 18" Contact Us for Use
Banquet (72"/10") Contact Us for Use

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