Make the most of it

While you're here we want you to have a great experience. Here is some practical information we have found to be helpful and a few insider tips from those that are in-the-know. 

Pre-concert talk with Morihiko


Before each Masterworks concert Music Director, Morihiko Nakahara hosts a pre-concert talk in the auditorium of the Koger Center for the Arts. We discuss the history of the pieces the orchestra will perform and share tips on what to listen for. This provides more context and for some, a fuller concert experience. Our longtime concert goers love attending this talk!

When does it occur? One hour before the concert is set to begin. It lasts for about 30 minutes and folks are dismissed to the lobby to grab a drink and socialize before the concert begins.

Who can attend? Anyone with a ticket to that evening’s concert. The seating is first come, first served on the ground floor of the auditorium.

Accessibility & Special Accomodations


The Koger Center for the Arts strives to provide a comfortable and enjoyable theater experience for all individuals in need of special accommodations. Discussing your needs over the phone or via email with the SC Philharmonic office ensures the best service possible. To initiate this conversation, please call 803.777.5112 or email

Wheelchair Seating & Pricing


Tickets are available, upon request and subject to availability, for guests utilizing a wheelchair and their companions on the main/orchestra level of the auditorium. These seats are the same price as the Upper Balcony seating. Companion seats may be purchased at the same price subject to availability and set ticket limits.

Curbside Dropoff


The circle driveway in front of the Koger Center is available for curbside drop-off and pick up. This allows for guests with limited mobility to be dropped off at the front door with no stairs to navigate. Volunteers and ushers will be available to assist guests in the Koger Center upon request.

Valet Parking


Southern Valet provides valet paring before each concert. Prices may vary.



All restrooms are accessible to guests utilizing wheelchairs and have an accessible stall and sink.

Elevator Access


There is elevator access to the Grand Tier and Upper Balcony levels. Please ask an usher to direct you. However, all seating in the Grand Tier and Upper Balcony level requires climbing stairs. There are no accessible seats located in the balcony. All accessible seating is located exclusively on the Orchestra level.



The Koger Center provides accessible concession areas in the lobby on both sides of the Orchestra level entrances. Concessions will vary by performance.