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Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4020
+1 910-632-2241
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A Christmas Story at an historic venue!

My family goes back over 200 years in Wilmington. I couldn't help but wonder if some of my... read more

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Southern Momma Comedy show

Theatre was beautiful, located downtown with easy access to restaurants and shopping. It is a... read more

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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 its history with the most recent renovation completed in May of 2010.Thalian Hall hosts the Main Attractions Series of world-class touring artists in various performance disciplines, the cinematique arthouse film series, The annual Pied Piper Children's Theatre, as well a over 35 community based theatre, dance, film and music organizations.
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310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4020
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family goes back over 200 years in Wilmington. I couldn't help but wonder if some of my ancestors sat in these very chairs to enjoy some entertainment. This venue has been in continuous use since 1858! Imagine...such a treat! I had purchased tickets some...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Theatre was beautiful, located downtown with easy access to restaurants and shopping. It is a Historic building.

Thank vblizz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do NOT get tickets on the top balcony. I am not exaggerating when I say that you will not be able to see the stage from almost any seat up top. At the very best top seats, you'll be able to see like 25% of...More

Thank jsvelie042293
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Attended the Sunday afternoon performance of Harry Truman. Excellent performance in the box theater by President Truman's grandson.

Thank sharoncV7586HL
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Thalian hall has the same architect as the Ford's Theater. Beautifully maintained and they have just added the lighting that reflects the history of the past.

Thank MS649673
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The thanlian--is a great expereince, for theartre and event goers. It has many locals who have stared in various plays throught the US, etc. Many differnt levels of experience, we have enjoyed at 6-7 plays at the thaliana!!

Thank richmalfa
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This building houses some City offices along with City Council Chambers which doubles as a ballroom. Lots of shows are scheduled in the theaters and they are reasonably priced. THe outside of the building was just refurbished and the detail in the artwork at the...More

Thank melissapO187FV
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The diversity Thalian Hall offers gives something for everyone. The seats are comfortable and the participants are talented.

Thank ilvwinter
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Thalian Hall is the oldest continued used theater in The United States and it is stunning. If you love theatre don't miss seeing a show or movie, as they have a film calendar in this historical place. All the greatest figures in history performed on...More

Thank Quentin P
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We saw Camelot at Thalian Hall and loved everything about it. The venue itself is remarkably restored, and one imagines great shows being performed there in the 19th century. The show was well acted, directed, and choreographed, and enjoyable from beginning almost to the end.

Thank MSragow
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5 August 2016|
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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