Merriweather Movie Nights are back on Saturday, May 25 with a few of our favorite things: the Sound of Music and singing together!

Tickets Can Be purchased at starting april 5.

The Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission is excited to present the Sing-a-long Sound of Music for the first time at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The classic movie musical will be screened with subtitles during the songs so the whole audience can sing along together.

There will also be a pre-show vocal warm up, costume competition, and instructions for using the “magic moments” party pack that every guest will receive!

For more information check out our FAQs below or visit

Note: Seating is reserved and inside the pavilion only for this show. No lawn seating.

Parking: General parking will be available in Merriweather Lots 2 and 4 (see map), and handicap parking is avaiable immediately adjacent to the West Box Office and in Lot 1.

Group sales: For groups larger than 20 people, please contact us at to arrange purchase.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the pre-show begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be one intermission at approximately 8:15 pm. The total event run time, with intermission, is approximately 3 hours and 50 minutes.



What is Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music?

A screening of the classic 1965 movie musical (in glorious, full-screen technicolor) with subtitles burned onto the musical numbers so the whole audience can sing along!

The host for the evening will lead the audience through a vocal warm up, judge a fancy dress competition, show everyone how to use their free ‘magic moments’ pack and give them a guide to the appropriate actions including booing the bad guys and cheering for our heros!

The audience then watches the movie with hundreds of other nuns, Julie Andrews look-alikes, Von Trapp children etc, and sing their hearts out during the songs!

Do you have to dress up?

No, dressing up is not compulsory, but is encouraged. There is a fancy dress competition where the best costumes are chosen by the audience and the winner is rewarded with a small prize. The object is not the winning however, rather the experience of dressing up and the taking part!

What is in the magic moments pack?

We wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise for the audience! The pack contains five props, which are used in unison by the whole audience at key moments during the movie.

How long is the show?

The show lasts about 3 hours 50 mins, with an intermission.

When is the intermission?

After about 2 and a quarter hours

Can we buy costumes?

There is a company we recommend and you can find a link at Otherwise, customers will need to make their own (which is much more fun anyway).

Is the show suitable for children?

The Sound of Music is suitable for all and children are welcome! The show is long and it may not hold the interest of younger children. The magic moments party packs are not recommended for children under the age of three.