Campus Life

Cottingham Theatre

The Fine Arts Building was dedicated in memory of Ms. Cora Stackhouse Cottingham, dedicated Alumna class of 1865, in 1960. Spacious, the theatre seats 350 and is equiped with lighting and sound systems. Dressing rooms are loacted in the basement and a prop workshop is located behind the stage. The large production stage includes an aerialist rigging and dance floor for produciton purposes. 

The Cottingham Theatre hosts various performances throughout the year including theatrical plays, dance schowcases, and musical productions. Past Artists include the Columbia College Dance Company, Cambridge American Stage Tour, CC Players, Hi C's and other guest artists. 

Box Office 

The theatre box office is located in the main lobby and open performance week. 

Ticket Prices (Ticketed Events Only. Prices are subject to change):

        1 Free Complimentary Ticket: Columbia College Students

        2 Free Complimentary Ticket: Columbia College Faculty & Staff

        $5.00 Ticket: Columbia College Alumnae,

        $5.00 Other Student (College students please be prepared to show I.D). 

        $5.00 Discounted Ticket: Senior Citizen (65 & older), Military (with I.D.)

        $10.00 General Admission 

To Reserve your ticket please contact the Box Office during open hours at 803.786.3850

For questions about events, performances, group or complimentary tickets please contact Box Office Manger Courtney Truesdale at 803.786.3651.


Upcoming Events: Spring  2017

Faculty Dance Concert 

Feb 3-4 7:30pm

Spring Musical A Grand Night For Singing 

March 31-April 1 7:30pm

Spring Choreographers Showcase 

 April 7th & 8th, 7:30pm


Parking and Directions

Visitor parking is located in parking lots A, B, G, and I as well as unmetered street parking. Vistor parking is also open on campus after 4:30pm, Monday-Friday. 

Contact Information: 

Cottingham Theatre Box Office: 803.786.3850 / 803.786.3651

Artistic Director: 803.786.3897.

Campus Scheduling: 803.786.3783