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Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

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Sunset Boulevard

We caught a Sunday matinee show of Sunset Boulevard at the historic Thalian Hall. After watching... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
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Good place to see a show

Went to see "Smokey Joe's Cafe" last week. The show was great and I loved the Hall. It is a Hall... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Completed in 1858, Thalian Hall is one of the United States most historic theatres. Built in the Italianate Opera House style, Thalian Hall has been in continuous operation since its opening.Thalian hall has undergone several renovations throughout...more
310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4020
+1 910-632-2241
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We caught a Sunday matinee show of Sunset Boulevard at the historic Thalian Hall. After watching numerous shows over the years, there does not seem to be a bad seat in the house. The productions never disappoint. Looking forward to seeing many more shows in...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Went to see "Smokey Joe's Cafe" last week. The show was great and I loved the Hall. It is a Hall with a lot of history and very roomy. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. I live close by so...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

A love affair with her husband and the law. It presently has a much more significant impact given the retirement of Justice Kennedy and the upcoming Congressional fight to fill the vacancy.

Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Live theatre, film festivals, and more in this historical building. Check the offerings and take advantage of one of the best things going in downtown Wilmington.

Thank MemphisWriter
Reviewed 27 May 2018

What a fantastic venue to catch a play or concert. One of the oldest continuous play houses still in operation. Plenty of history in a gorgeous setting. Go back in history and enjoy a fabulous historical building at the same time. Some seating does have...More

1  Thank 8ric
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The comfortable seating and beautiful theatre makes this an ideal location to see one of the films offered as part of the excellent Wilmington Jewish Film Festival. Unfortunately living in Myrtle Beach, we were only able to see the last film, “Past Life” and it...More

Thank Stucolco
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Coming from DC and the Kennedy Center, when I first moved here, someone warned me not to bother with the Thalian Hall and its performances. They actually said "pathetic". Me being, well me (hope springs eternal), had to see for myself and it was pathetic....More

Thank Csaltpleez
Reviewed 5 March 2018

My wife and I have visited Historic Thalian Hall many times over the years for concerts, plays and musicals. This time we saw Oliver the musical. While we were both disappointed in the musical, ( no fault of the performers ), just not what we...More

Thank pparrothead
Reviewed 5 February 2018

The show was outstanding. What a talented group of musicians. Tommy Igoe is an awesome drummer and a great personality. It was a fantastic show.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I was in town visiting some friends... And they took me to see James Gregory at this theater... The entertainment was lacking but the venue made up for it... Absolutely breathtaking and the history behind it is even more enticing than the show that was...More

1  Thank Amanda K
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Response from patriciajane108 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately that area has been hit by the hurricane. Hopefully things will be better by then. I would watch their website.
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Response from Donna C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it's the THALIAN ASSOCIATION that offers Children's classes at the USO conference center on 2nd Street not Thalian Hall--that's run independently as theater operations. Google Thalian Association and you should... More
Elaine P
3 March 2016|
Response from Donna C | Reviewed this property |
Usually people dress casually. On Sundays you'll find some women wearing dresses. I've seen people come in shorts and tee shirts too. Depends on venue--play, musical, classical. If you go to Cape Fear Stage (the new... More