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HHSO 2016 Season


Theater & Dance

Hilton Head Dance Theatre

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina


Art Galleries

List of Galleries


Museums & Heritage Centers

Coastal Discovery Museum

Heritage Centers







Symphony & Song

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

The HHSO works with the Chamber, the Arts Center, musical and choral groups, and local schools to foster new relationships and bring recognition of all the arts and culture available on the Island. 843-842-2055


Click here for the 2016 - 2017 season program schedule


For ticket information and program details, call the HHSO box office at 843-842-2055 or visit All concerts are at the First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway. Offices at 2 Park Lane, Suites 300/301.



Hallelujah Gullah Singers

The Hallelujah Singers were organized to preserve the melodies and storytelling unique to South Carolina's sea islands. The ensemble’s presentations celebrate the language and traditions the West African Gullah culture. Performances weave music and narration to dramatize the ritual and ceremonial dimensions that have shaped Gullah culture in the low country.  843-689-3445



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Theatre & Dance


Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

With a 349-seat main stage, the Arts Center produces musicals, comedies and dramas; and it hosts visiting performers, musicians, vocalists and other artists. "We are an arts community." 843-689-6767


Hilton Head Dance Theater

The non-profit Hilton Head Dance Theatre is dedicated to fostering interest in dance among low country residents and visitors. It is comprised of Hilton Head Dance School and the Dance Theatre. 843-842-3262


May River Theatre Company

The May River Theatre Company presents a variety of theatrical productions during the year at modest seat prices; it is located in Bluffton. 843-815-5581


Art Galleries

Unlike some resort areas, Hilton Head Island is not overrun galleries foisting works of genuine and would-be artists on unsuspecting visitors. Indeed, given that the island's peak summer population rises to about 150,000 — from a permanent resident level of 35,000 — the gallery list is rather thin.


Hilton Head Arts League

The Art League presents visual arts through education, exhibitions and partnerships designed for the cultural enrichment of Hilton Head Island residents and visitors. It offers classes to members and non-members of all ages and skill levels. 843-671-3242


Karis Art Gallery

Features painting, sculpture, photography, fine jewelry, glass, pottery and art wearables. Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Suite C-4. 843-785-5100


Morris & Whiteside Galleries

Features works of contemporary area artists. 220 Cordillo Parkway. 843-842-4433


Red Piano Too Art Gallery

Forks of contemporary African-American artists. 870 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena. 843-838-2241


Smith Galleries

The Villages at Wexford, Suite J-11,  1000 William Hilton Parkway. 843-842-2919


Society of Bluffton Artists, SOBA

Features works of local artists. 48 Boundary Street, Bluffton. 843-757-6586


Museums & Heritage Centers

Coastal Discovery Museum

Established in 1985, the Coastal Discovery Museum's mission is to teach the public about the natural history and cultural heritage of the low country. It "makes learning about Hilton Head Island and the surrounding region a fun filled experience for the whole family." It has two locations:

  • A 68-acre property at 70 Honey Horn Drive just off of US 278.
  • At Mile Marker #1 just over the bridge to HHI, where it shares space with the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center.



December 1 - 3, 2016

4th Annual Arkhaios Film Festival

The Arkhaios 2016 Film Festival which was originally planned for October 20-22, 2016 has been rescheduled for December 1-3. The Festival will be held at the Coligny Theatre and tickets are available online through our event calendar or by calling the Museum at 843-689-6767, ext. 224.  Tickets are $20 for a three day pass, $10 for one day, or $5 per film.



April 29 - 30, 2017

Art Market at Historic Honey Horn

Applications are available for the Coastal Discovery Museum’s annual Art Market at Historic Honey Horn. Please click here for a small version of the application. To receive a hard copy of the application, please email with your mailing address.





Cole-Heyward Historic Center

A project of the Save America's Treasures program, the Heyward House was built circa 1840 and is one of eight antebellum homes remaining in the low country town of Bluffton. It is an excellent example of the Carolina Farmhouse Style, with origins in the West Indies, and remains much as it has been for over 120 years. Cole-Heyward House Happenings can be found here. 843-757-6293


Gullah Heritage Trail Tours

The Gullah Heritage is that of the West Africa-based system of traditions, customs, beliefs, art and family life that form the underpinnings of Carolina’s black low country culture. Two-hour tours, led by fourth generation Gullah, explore this fundamental aspect of Hilton Head Island’s history. 843-681-7066



Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

2016 concerts

John Morris Russell is the principal conductor for all HHSO concerts except where otherwise noted.

For ticket information and program details, call the HHSO box office at 843-842-2055 or visit


Viva Espana!

November 13, 2016, Sunday 4 pm

November 14, 2016, Monday 8 pm

Hear the vibrant musical traditions of Latin culture in works by Gershwin, Lalo and de Falla.

Gershwin: Cuban Overture

Lalo: Symphonie espagnole

de Falla: Suites from “The Three Cornered Hat”



Holiday Pops!

December 11, 2016, Sunday, 4 pm

December 12, 2016, Monday, 8 pm

The Lowcountry’s favorite holiday tradition with “Mr. Christmas” John Morris Russell featuring the glorious sounds of the HHSOC and the heart-warming, animated film “The Snowman”. Haeun Kim, 2016 Winner of the HHSO Youth Concerto Competition, performs Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy.









Hilton Head Dance Theatre

2016 Season

For ticket information, contact the Dance Theatre at 843-842-3262


Rhythm in Blue

November 11, 2016

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band presents Rhythm in Blue. This unit’s dynamic 13-member jazz ensemble presents exciting and uplifting music to inspire patriotism and tell the Air Force story. With their extensive repertoire highlighting instrumental and vocal soloists, Rhythm in Blue makes lasting connections with audiences of all ages.





Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

2016 season performance schedule

For ticket information, call the Box Office at 843-842-2787 or 888-860-2787.

ACCC is located at 14 Shelter Cove Lane









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