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Charleston Area Convention Center

5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418-7914
+1 843-529-5011
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Great Venue with Excellent Facilities

This was the second time I have attended an event at the Convention Center. It had been three... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
William C
Wonderful Cirque de Soleil show

The Convention Center is easy to find with lots of parking and shuttles. NOTE: Parking is paid for... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Trenton, South Carolina
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The Charleston Area Convention Center Campus, centrally located within the Charleston metro region, opened August 12, 1999 with an exhibition hall of 76,960 square feet, divisible into three separate halls.The exhibit hall floor features floor boxes thirty feet on center with power, communication, microphones, and drains, with a conduit system that allows you to pull a line anywhere in the hall. Floor boxes at the columns have water and on the column is forced air.There is a thirty-foot clearance from the floor to the bottom of the roof joist. The ceiling features an exposed overhead structure for convenient rigging as well as metal halide and dimmable quartz lighting. Wall panels hide in wall pockets when not in use. Each hall, when divided, has pre-function access, concessions and restrooms. Loading docks are accessible to each hall with vehicle access three coiling doors. The halls have a public address system, fully equipped with overhead sprinklers for your safety, and are ADA compliant.For our International exhibitors, the Convention Center is a Foreign Trade Zone. Pre-function space connects to the Ballrooms, the Performing Art Center and Meetings Rooms. Indoor connectors attach the North Charleston Coliseum, Montague Terrace and the Embassy Suites Hotel. Performing Arts Center: The Performing Arts Center is an intimate and aesthetic venue that hosts many theater shows and concerts. With 2,300 cushioned seats and full production capabilities, this is a perfect space for large auditorium style meetings. The PAC features an in-house, state of the art, sound system and lighting system. There are two loading docks, a complete rigging grid and a 110’ x 40’ stage. Additionally, there are eight dressing rooms, complete support services and food and beverage services.Embassy Suites:The Embassy Suites Charleston Convention Center adjacent to the Convention Center, features 255 rooms, and lease and service the 25,000 square foot (combined) Ballrooms and 14 Meeting Rooms.Centerplate Catering: Our in-house food and beverage service provider, Centerplate Catering, is responsible for all concessions within the Convention Center, North Charleston Coliseum, Montague Terrace, and North Charleston Performing Arts Center.Exhibit Halls Catering: Within these areas, there are two entities that can satisfy your food service needs, Centerplate Catering and Embassy Suites, both located on Campus. For alcohol sales, Centerplate Catering holds the exclusive rights on this service.Ballroom and Meeting Room Space Catering: Within these areas, Embassy Suites holds the exclusive rights to all food and beverage services.
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5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418-7914
+1 843-529-5011
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This was the second time I have attended an event at the Convention Center. It had been three years since my first visit and found facilities clean and fresh looking with no evidence of wear or aging. Staff worked as always to insure that the...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The Convention Center is easy to find with lots of parking and shuttles. NOTE: Parking is paid for with cash only and is $10

Thank PennyLHunt715
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This place gets really crowded on all the famous Pastors comes like Joel osteen and famous singers Ed Sheeran and what not.. Tickets get sold out like crazy. Embassy Suites is really close by Nice looking convention.

Thank saisriorl
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I attend a lot of events at both the Convention Center and the Arena. The Convention Center is nice, although you have to pay for parking in addition to whatever you might be paying to attend your event. The bathrooms are often limited inside because...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were in the center to the front...about 8 rows back. they felt like the best seats in the house but looking back I don't think there are seats that are not great. I loved that there is space for people to walk down the...More

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Accessible parking and good seats! Great performance by Earth, Wind, and Fire. The sound and lighting was great!

Thank Wanda251
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

First time at this venue-fabulous sound. No bad view. Seats narrow. Downside, continued seating late comers over 30 minutes into start... Disruptive and loud in a smaller venue like this. Also, people recording show was disruptive, as well... Cell phone LEDs took away from the...More

Thank Terri J
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a small-ish conference here. It was ideal. Not overwhelming, and we stayed at a hotel that was attached.

Thank KNCA
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have to say I was just at the North Charleston Coliseum for a show. The staff was friendly. But I have to say when I walk up to get a drink a manger was there talking to her employees like they were garbage. I...More

Thank brittany676
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Attended some meetings here recently. The convention center is fairly large and has a variety of meeting room sizes for various activities. It is close to hotels, the airport and shopping/restaurants. Not much is within walking distance but shuttles and taxis are available if you...More

Thank J L
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