Skip to Content

College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Theatre and Dance

Longstreet Theatre

Longstreet Theatre

1300 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208


Seating Chart


Located at the corner of Sumter and Greene Streets, Longstreet Theatre is a 312 seat arena stage.  The physical address for Longstreet Theatre is 1300 Greene St.  Click here for a campus map. 

The stage deck includes a hydraulic elevator that allows scene shifting from the basement during performances.  Productions can be staged fully in-the-round, or, with the removal of a section of seating, in the 3/4 thrust style.  A wire mesh suspension grid is 21'-0" above the stage deck.  Technicians walk on the wire mesh to mount the lighting equipment.

There are four dressing rooms, 2 located under the stage level (2nd floor) and 2 located on the first floor. Access is by stairwell. All dressing rooms have mirrors, make-up lights showers, sinks, lavatory, and costume racks. 

Longstreet Theatre is handicap-accessible and includes a dedicated area for wheelchair seating.

Click here for more information concerning the Longstreet 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