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Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 910-632-2241
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Description: Completed in 1858, Thalian Hall is one of the United States most historic...
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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A sophisticated night on the town

My wife and I have enjoyed many evenings here. Whether the program is a film or a stage production, the quality has always met or exceeded our expectations. The only problem is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Jerry_Bagnell
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have enjoyed many evenings here. Whether the program is a film or a stage production, the quality has always met or exceeded our expectations. The only problem is parking. Maybe that makes sense when events are well attended but the renovation of the parking lot seems to be a never ending project. Also, the reserved parking... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have always enjoyed live theater. Thalian is just the right size. All the seats are great for a reasonable price. $30. The cast was exceptional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Find an event that appeals to you and bask in the intimacy and tradition of this 200 year old theater. This venue made me wish I lived in Wilmington. Helpful (mostly volunteer) staff, reasonable pricing, and a quality production ("Hair, the musical") made this a fine evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

you can spend $100 or more per person in Raleigh or Durham........or you can spend $30 a person and go see a great show at an awesome venue. Perfect date nite. not a bad seat in the house.

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was our first time seeing a show here and can not wait to come back for another. We came to see Hair on a Thursday night and the show was just fabulous. Well worth the money and we had great seats, I do not think that there could be any bad seats here. This performance was just like seeing... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

I really like the location of the theatre. It's within walking distance to the parking garage, free street parking, restaurants and bars. Most recently my husband and I went to see The Nutcracker (for little people) but we've enjoyed several movies, including 2001: A Space Odyssey. The theatre has great acoustics and comfortable-ish seating. We've sat in nearly every section... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Family and I visited Thalian Hall and watched A Christmas Carol. The performance was great! Case and crew did a great job. The service was good upon arrival at the center. Employees were nice and friendly. Snack and drinks were available.

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Circleville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My mother arranged for tickets to a movie at Thalian Hall. They have quite a schedule of events, but it looks like it is open on Monday through Wednesday evenings. It is a beautifully restored facility.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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