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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Theatre and Dance

Drayton Hall Theatre

Drayton Hall Theatre

1214 College St. 
Columbia, SC 29208


Seating Chart



Located on College Street between Sumter and Greene Streets, this 404-seat proscenium theatre was renovated in 1989.  The physical address for Drayton Hall Theatre is 1214 College St.  Click here for a campus map. 

There are two dressing rooms located under the stage floor. Access is by stairwells located stage right and stage left. Both dressing rooms have mirrors, make-up lights showers, sinks, lavatory, and costume racks.

Drayton Hall Theatre is handicap-accessible and includes dedicated areas for wheelchair seating.


Click here for more information about Drayton Hall Theatre's history. 



Rental Information

For information about renting, contact Andy Mills, via email at or by phone at 803.777.8049.


  • An inventory of our sound and lighting equipment is available. 
  • Advanced notice of 12-18 months is typically required for rental of any of our available venues.
  • Organizations not affiliated with the University of South Carolina must carry $1,000,000 liability coverage. 



Parking is ample on campus and just a short walk from any of our theatres.

We recommend:

Bull Street Garage
Corner of Blossom and Bull
350 spaces available for visitors -- very convenient to Longstreet, Drayton Hall and the Lab Theatres

Pendleton Garage

Corner of Pendleton and Pickens  |  1501 Pendleton Street
Close to McKissick Museum/USC Visitor's Center, at the top of The Horseshoe

Faculty/Staff Lots

Available to the general public after 3:30pm (unless the lot is being held for a private

Metered spaces
Free after 6pm