ABOUT Koger Center for the Arts



Located in the heart of the state capital and on the campus of the University of South Carolina, the Koger Center for the Arts is Columbia’s center for the performing arts. The auditorium, Gonzales Hall, seats a maximum of 2,254 on three different levels with continental seating on all three levels.

The Koger Center demonstrates the cooperative spirit present in Columbia. Its construction is the product of a shared dream and a shared labor of love for many in the community; a combined effort, with both public and private entities contributing to make this dream a reality.

The Koger Center is the cultural heart of the university, playing home to performances by both the University of South Carolina Dance Department and the University of South Carolina School of Music, including the Symphony Orchestra. Several local arts groups also call the Koger Center home including Columbia City Ballet, the South Carolina Philharmonic and Columbia Classical Ballet. The theatre is proud to also be the home of Broadway In Columbia, bringing the best of the great white way to Columbia.