July 14 – October 1, 2023


This exhibit takes around 60 to 90 minutes

Opening Hours

Thursday – Sunday

Tickets Price

Starting at $15.10 per adult and $13 per child


This exhibit is wheelchair accessible

Age requirement

All ages welcomed.


Photo Tour History

This globally successful exhibit has been all around the world from Shanghai to Chicago, Phoenix, Berlin, Vienna and more. To view, just hover over a green dot to reveal the city and click to reveal a photo gallery.





Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing its visitors to experience this art from an Up-Close, Life-Sized, and Never-Before-Seen perspective.

With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced in a truly unique way using licensed high definition photos. Brought to life using a special printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible: seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s 34 frescoes. Each image is accompanied by informative signage, and audio guides are available to rent for an even more in-depth experience.

This globally successful exhibition is an innovative and unique interpretation of Michelangelo’s timeless masterpiece. Whether visitors have already been to the Sistine Chapel or not, everyone can admire the artwork up close, at their own pace, and with the ability to capture photographic memories of this iconic work.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


The exhibit opens Friday, July 14, 2023 and runs through Sunday, October 1, 2023.

The venue does not have onsite parking.  

The following public parking garages are the closest to the venue and are a short walking distance.  

Each garage will charge a parking fee (usually, hourly rates). 

- Majestic Square – 153 Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401. 

Parking garage is equipped with accessible parking spaces.

- Metered spaces are located across Beaufain Street from Memminger Elementary School at 45 Archdale Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

Additional details can be found on

Groups of 4 or more can be purchased here . Family Passes are available for 2 adults and 2 children starting at $12.90 per ticket. Tickets for groups of 4 or more adults start at $16.40. Please note that the venue has timed entry and some hours are more popular than others. Prices will range depending on early bird discount pricing, as well as weekday and weekend demand. If you have a challenge booking your group please

Please download the audio guide app to your smart phone prior to your arrival. Look for "Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel" Companion Audio Guide available in the Apple StoreorPlay Store. Allow the app to use your camera and select your preferred language (English, Spanish, French, German).  

Once inside the exhibition open the app on your phone and focus the app screen on the QR code next to each item in the exhibit. The camera will find the audio for each item and start to play. 

It is recommended that you bring your own headphones to listen to the guide inside the exhibition.  

If you prefer, the Box Office has a few audio devices available to loan out to visitors. 


Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the Festival Hall Box Office during business hours. 

For all questions or issues with tickets, please email

Be sure to include your ticket order number for questions about your purchase.  

All tickets are non-refundable. Ticket non-refund terms and conditions are agreed to before purchase. In special circumstances, we may be able to help reschedule your ticket to another date and session that has not already sold out. Please contact us for more information. Be sure to include your ticket order number.  

Official tickets for Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition in Charleston, SC can be purchased HERE. Tickets for the Charleston exhibition are not available on secondary ticket seller websites. 

You may print your ticket(s) or show your ticket(s) on your smart phone to the Box Office when you check-in. Tickets will be validated by the Box Office. 


Yes, the selected venues and exhibits are wheelchair accessible.

It is recommended that you arrive within the time stated on your ticket, but you can arrive within the next 30 minutes.

Your ticket will still be valid, but you may be required to wait until there is space in the following times slots.

No outside food and beverage or anything that may disturb other patrons.

Sorry, no outside food or drink is allowed.

Yes, parents with strollers are always welcome. Your baby will have one of the best views in the house!

The exhibit is produced by SEE Global Entertainment Inc., a Nevada exhibition production company which acquired the worldwide rights to the fresco reproductions from Bridgeman Images. The photographs were taken post-restoration of the ceiling; in some cases, color enhancement was necessary to match the images for consistency.

Yes, please feel free to take photos and share them on social media Instagram @chapelsistine or Facebook @sistinechapelexhibition . When taking photos, please make sure not to disturb other guests. Professional equipment and tripods are not permitted. 


Please reach out to to reschedule your tickets and to answer any questions. Be sure to include your ticket order number for questions about your purchase. 

For any other questions, please email