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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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This building houses some City offices along with City Council Chambers which doubles as a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The diversity Thalian Hall offers gives something for everyone. The seats are comfortable and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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 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
+1 910-632-2241
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a small theater but it is packed with charm. The lobby has a little bar with adult beverages and some snacks but it's inside the theater that really rocks. We have watched 3 plays/musicals there and the first time we sat in about...More

Thank Safrona Renee O
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Marvelous productions performed in an amazing setting. The history of this theatre is worth the visit on its own. Add in the opportunity to enjoy a show or film and you're in for a very special treat. Super friendly ushers are the icing on the...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My favorite talent are all members of the Opera House Theatre Company. This year we have seen "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Camelot". We are going in August to see South Pacific. A great small theatre. Come and have a great theatre experience.

Thank SouthportRay
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Terrible logistics planning -- stood in line in 90 degree heat on deck for 50 minutes to get my " reception hot dog". Doors supposed to open at 6 for " open seating"-- entered at 5:58 and so full couldn't sit next to husband--???? And...More

Thank Gwen B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I have been to many plays, concerts, films and events at Thalian Hall. It is an historical and architectural gem, well worth even just stopping by to explore it. One of the oldest, if not the oldest, continually running theaters in the South. It's a...More

Thank Cornelia R
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Although we have seen several live theatre events at the magnificent Thalian Hall main theatre, we had never been there to see any movies which are normally shown in their smaller theatre. On this occasion, we saw "Phoenix" which is a German movie and part...More

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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