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Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

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US History you can feel...

Fabulous 160 year old structure, still putting on plays, concerts, etc. You can see, feel and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southport, North Carolina
Mamma Mia!

My mother, niece, and I saw a marvelous version of Mamma Mia on opening night! As always, historic... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
Dover Plains, New York
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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 1 week ago

Fabulous 160 year old structure, still putting on plays, concerts, etc. You can see, feel and experience a venue in operation before the Civil War began. Loads of historical artifacts and if you are luck to get a tour you too can "tread the boards"...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Basil48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to use vouchers given for a film show we attended but the video broke halfway into the film. Was told I had to show up early if using the vouchers for the new show I wanted to see to be guaranteed a seat. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Deb W
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

My mother, niece, and I saw a marvelous version of Mamma Mia on opening night! As always, historic Thalian Hall was beautiful all decked out for the show. Always a good time with quality shows at a fair price!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dianea717
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Saw the Capitol Steps perform and they were fantastic! The theater is a super venue for them as it is somewhat small and intimate -- since the renovation all seats are good. Can't wait for their next performance or for the Coastal Cohort to make...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Reviewed 7 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 8ric
Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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6 December 2018|
Response from EndlessSummerCaptain | Reviewed this property |
Check their website. I'm sure there is.
19 September 2018|
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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.
4 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