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“Thalian” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

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
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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.
Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Thalian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Wonderful facility which would be even better if more effort were expended in staging dirrerent show more often. Hairspray was an exmple of what the theatre should be doing more

Visited August 2012
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Steve C, Manager at Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Thanks for your review of Thalian Hall. We try to keep a variety of events for the public to choose from. Many of the performances that take place in Thalian Hall are produced by local organizations that rent our facilities. "Hairspray" for example, was produced by Opera House Theatre Company. This year they produced productions of "The Producers" "Lend Me a Tenor" ""Legally Blonde" "A chorus Line" "Hello dolly" and "The most Happy Fella." you can learn more about all of the various performances at Thalian Hall at http://www.thalianhall.org/index.php?flag=calendar .
Please come back to see us!
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“awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

been to this theater twice and they do wonderful performances!
the first balcony was hot and not much air flowing so if summer avoid the balcony seating.

Visited July 2012
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Steve C, Manager at Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Thanks for your review of Thalian Hall. We're sorry if there were comfort issues when you visited us. When you are attending a performance, please be sure to let an usher or house manager know if you experience any discomfort. You can identify them by the name tags that they wear. Additionally, all of our ushers wear black slacks or skirts and white shirts and blouses.

It may be that the theatre had not been pre-cooled before the audience arrived, or that we were experiencing temporary problems with the HVAC systems. Normally they temperatures in the balcony are chilly enough in the summer that we recommend that our patrons bring a light sweater or long-sleeve shirt! In fact, we brag about the air conditioning in some of our summer advertising.

Thank you for your support of the arts in our community. Please come back soon!
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Darling downtown restored opera house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Liked seeing latest Woody Allen movie and sitting in the red velvet seats. LOVED the $2 popcorn! This is a beautifully-restored old theatre or opera house and has multiple attractions. Go!

Visited August 2012
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“Great historic venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We are so fortunate to live in Wilmington and Thalian hall is one of our historic gems. Recently restored, the hall hosts great local theater. Cinamatique shows art house movies that you don't get to see at the local multiplex.

Visited July 2012
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“Beautiful theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Great venue to visit!! Haunted and has plays! What more could you ask for?

Visited March 2012
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