Thalian Hall Tours

Thalian Hall, in Wilmington, North Carolina, is one of the most significant theatres in the United States and has been in almost continuous use since it first opened. The theatre has been under the management of the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. since 1963. In addition to the historic Thalian Hall Main Stage, the Thalian Hall staff operates the City Council Chambers and Ballroom, and the Studio Theatre. The Thalian Hall operates the Center Box Office, co-ordinates the calendar and supervise the use of the facility. It provides the ushers, and maintains the interior of the building.

Last year there were over 250 shows, events and films for a total of 495 performances, and these programs attracted audiences totaling more than 85,000 people. The events ranged from music to ballet and theatre, from pop, jazz, folk and country music to the finest in domestic, independent and foreign films. The Thalian Hall complex is the site of recitals, awards ceremonies, film festivals, lectures and charity events, and is “home” to a large number of theatre and performing companies, including By Chance Productions, Opera House Theatre, Thalian Association, Willis Richardson Players, Theatre Exchange, and Stageworks Youth Theatre.

Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday by appointment. Tours normally include the main lobby, historic 1858 lobby, historic 1858 auditorium “Thalian Hall,” historic gallery level, Ballroom/City Council Chambers, Studio Theatre and backstage areas. Some areas may not be accessible due to production or business meetings.

 Self-guided tours are offered Monday through Friday 12pm-6pm and Saturday 2pm-6pm. Guided tours are also available by appointments. For more information about tours or Thalian Hall, please call 910-343-3664 or visit their website.

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