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Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-632-2241
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We have never been to a live performance, but we love going to the Monday-Wednesday films here. It reminds us of going to big city movie theaters back in the day. The renovations are stunning and the volunteers have become like family. We love the film selections, mostly independent films that have little or no runs in mainstream theaters. Definitely... More

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Northeast US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This theater doesn't look they same from the outside as it does inside. It's a beautiful, ornate historic theater. I saw "On the Town" here (my first show so far) and it was as good as anything I've seen on Broadway and I lived in NYC for 30 years before moving to Wilmington recently and saw plenty of Broadway and... More

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We frequently go to the M-W movies -- indie films you don't find at the multi-plex. Obviously, they vary in quality, but are almost always interesting. Some live theatre and travelling shows. The venue is great -- an old restored theatre. Good concession stand -- wine, soft drinks, adult stuff. Polite and friendly staff. Whether you live in New Hanover... More

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Sunset Beach, NC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We have been to Thalian Hall several times to see some type of show and have always enjoyed it. It is a very nice historical venue with comfortable seating and good acoustics. Our latest show was to see the Capitol Steps, a political satire comedy group. I was able to buy seats in the second row center the day they... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Thalian Hall is located at City Hall in downtown Wilmington, There is plenty of close parking available. The Theatre is smaller but has a cozy feel to it. It is in great condition for its age as well. The only downside is there are some obstructed view seats so do your research so that you do not get one of... More

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Leland, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Just saw Peter Pan. It was excellent. Actors were most professional. Saw Wizard of Oz last spring, fantastic as well. I will go to Thalian whenever possible.

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Federalsburg, Maryland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The old building is just beautiful and full of interesting history! The theater was comfortable and yet still has the charm of the past. I saw the performance of "Into the Woods" and it was a most enjoyable show! There is so much talent in this group! The people who work the ticket booth, refreshments and take tickets were so... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went for a Sunday matinee of Into the Woods (performance was excellent); the historic building is beautiful and well designed for shows. Seats are comfortable, aisles are easy to access. I do suggest choosing your own seats as the online tool that selects "best available" may not give you what you want (it put us in the very front row... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautifully renovated old historic building. It is nice that it has been preserved and is still in use for modern things like movies.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Beautiful is the only word I can think of to describe it. The play that I saw was spectacular. The seats very comfortable; staff friendly. I will be coming back!

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