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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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Live theatre, film festivals, and more in this historical building. Check the offerings and take... read more

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MemphisWriter
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Memphis, Tennessee
Fantastic Venue With A Rich History

What a fantastic venue to catch a play or concert. One of the oldest continuous play houses still... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
8ric
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Tampa, Florida
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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
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Reviewed today

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed May 6, 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

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Coming from DC and the Kennedy Center, when I first moved here, someone warned me not to bother with the Thalian Hall and its performances. They actually said "pathetic". Me being, well me (hope springs eternal), had to see for myself and it was pathetic....More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

My wife and I have visited Historic Thalian Hall many times over the years for concerts, plays and musicals. This time we saw Oliver the musical. While we were both disappointed in the musical, ( no fault of the performers ), just not what we...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

The show was outstanding. What a talented group of musicians. Tommy Igoe is an awesome drummer and a great personality. It was a fantastic show.

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

I was in town visiting some friends... And they took me to see James Gregory at this theater... The entertainment was lacking but the venue made up for it... Absolutely breathtaking and the history behind it is even more enticing than the show that was...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

New Years Eve - amazing/excellent/outstanding! 'Cinematique', main attractions, Taste of the Town, and more........there are so many wonderful things happening at Thalian! It is a must see and do!

Thank Nancy W
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

This is the place to come for independent films as well as theater & music, in a beautiful historic setting. There is a parking garage across the street, & limited 3rd St. & side street parking. Road shows from across the country make this a...More

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

A traditionally decorated, beautiful theater with an ever changing and diverse set of events and shows. A local treasure.

Thank MemphisProfessor
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Nguer
August 4, 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
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Elaine P
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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
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