Frequently Asked Questions.


When are you going to do . . . ? (Insert the Broadway Musical of your choice).

The most successful Broadway musicals, CATS, Phantom of the Opera etc., almost always start life on the road playing at theatres in major cities with their engagements lasting sixteen weeks or more. When the company management believe that those markets have been satisfied and long runs can no longer be sustained, they then travel to secondary cities, with engagements lasting four to eight weeks. This is often accompanied by a reduction in the size of the set. Next, they go to even smaller cities with runs of up to two weeks but not less than one full week. Once again, the set is often reduced in size.

Sadly, Columbia cannot sustain a production for a complete week and we must, therefore, wait until the show begins to do split weeks; after that it's a matter of making the routing work. Generally speaking, we can only do three performances of any single major touring show. As one might expect, by the time a show is down to split weeks, the production has been redesigned for faster setups and travel in fewer trucks.


Is there a dress code at the Koger Center?

NO!!! Absolutely not. Despite a newspaper article to the contrary, an article written without consultation with Koger Center management, there is no dress code. Attending a theatrical performance is a luxury that is meant to be enjoyed. We want our Guests to be comfortable when they attend a show. We do request that Guests wear shoes, but if someone feels comfortable in jeans and a tee shirt that's just fine with us. If you want to get dressed up in a tux, that's fine too. Just enjoy yourselves.


Where can I park?

The only parking available at the Koger Center is handicapped parking. These spaces are limited and guests are advised to arrive early if they wish to secure a spaces. Parking in these spaces requires a handicapped decal. Guests who park without a decal risk having their vehicle towed. A fine of $100.00 is levied by the USC Police Department for illegally parking, and a fee of approximately $45.00 is charged by the towing company.

For most events, additional handicapped parking is available at the meters on the west side of Assembly Street between College and Greene Streets, and on both sides of College Street between Assembly and Park Streets. Parking attendents are available to help guests with handicapped parking.

There is a Drop Off Zone on the Assembly Street side of the building. This is particularly helpful during inclement weather, when Guests can drop off and pick up passengers close to the doors. Parking is not permitted in the drop off zone.

There is on-street parking around the Koger Center, free after 6:00 p.m. and all day Sunday. Additionally, there are parking lots behind the Carolina Coliseum; these lots are available during the evenings only. During the evenings, parking lot attendants are often stationed at this lot and a fee of $5.00 is charged.

Parking is at a premium when events are taking place at the Koger Center and/or the Carolina Coliseum and Colonial Life Arena simultaneously. Guests are advised to allow extra time to find a parking place when this happens.


How can I get on the Koger Center Mailing List?

To have your name added to the Koger Center mailing list, E-mail Chip Wade or call him at 803-777-5113.


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