July 21, August 5 & 7, 2022


Join Us!

Discovery Spotlight is more than just a talent show. We offer exclusive workshops that are taught by industry professionals and scouts. These unique opportunities allow new talent to learn about the entertainment business.


Friday, August 21, 2022

We are currently planning the workshops for our upcoming event.  Please check back for an updated list in the coming months.


Saturday, August 22, 2022

Discovery Spotlight™ is open to models, actors and performers ages 2 and older. Our talent show is divided into three divisions: Modeling, Performance (singing/dancing), and Acting.

Awards Ceremony

Saturday, August 22, 2022

Finalists receive a Discovery Elite Finalist medallion and scholarship, while Elite Winners additionally receive our coveted 24k gold plated "Elie" statuette, a cash prize and other gifts.


Sunday, August 23, 2022

In-person callbacks will take place Sunday morning. Callbacks for virtual contestants will be scheduled individually by agents and scouts in the 2 weeks following the expo at time that fits your schedule.


Host Venue

The Sottile Theatre is a theater in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. It is owned by the College of Charleston and is a rental venue used by many local, regional and national performing arts groups including Spoleto Festival USA. It has 785 seats and was built in the 1920s by Albert Sottile, President of Pastime Amusement Company.

Today the Sottile Theatre hosts a wide variety of performing art events, serving as the site of College of Charleston performances and programs, as well as many community and privately sponsored events.

Francis Marion Hotel

Host Hotel

Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Discounted Group Rate is $199/night Guests can book online, or they can call the hotel directly and mention DISCOVERY SPOTLIGHT. Online Code: DISCOVERY22

Theater and Host Hotel are .1 mile walking distance from each other

Downtown Charleston 3

Host City

CHARLESTON, S.C. was ranked #1 city in the US by Travel + Leisure Magazine for the ninth year in a row. Charleston has history, architecture, culture, pleasant weather, gracious locals, and even proximity to the beach. But chances are, if you were to ask T+L readers for their top reason for their obsession with this genteel city, they’d say the food.” Charleston is such a historic treasure with beauty at every corner. King Street has excellent shops, bars, and restaurants and is great for nightlife. Charleston continues to steal the hearts of its readers with their mixture of warm hospitality, approachable size, excellent food, and striking architecture. Charleston is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts.