Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts in Wilmington, North Carolina

Thalian Hall in Wilmington North Carolina
Thalian Hall Wilmington North Carolina has an illustrious legacy carries the names of noted artists who have made their entrance onto this glorious stage for more than 150 years. Since Thalian Hall opened in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1868, national and international artists from every genre of the performing arts have been welcomed to Wilmington’s distinctive Thalian Hall. As one of America’s most celebrated historic theaters, it is, indeed, "where Art Comes to Life" ….

Thalian Hall in Wilmington North Carolina Enjoy these upcoming Thalian Hall events and Main Attractions! If you are visiting from out of town to attend a Thalian Hall event, we invite you to take advantage of excellent hotel deals from our local hotel partners. We look forward to seeing everyone at these spectacular Wilmington events!
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Thlian Hall Schedule Wilmington NC
Thalian Hall's upcoming season spans the gamut from popular music to outlandish comedy, searing drama to jaw-dropping banjo and guitar. Journey back to the Motown of the 60’s or to the squeals of delight when Beatlemania hit our shores. Enjoy a Celtic Christmas and marvel at what an artist can create with a bicycle. 

Thalian Hall is one of the most significant theatres in the United States featuring events that range from music to ballet and theatre, from pop, jazz, folk and country music to the finest in domestic independent and foreign films. This historic theatre promises a season full of incredible performances that will entertain people of all ages. 

Stay in tune with to learn more about the unique performances scheduled for this season. As these events get closer, we will include additional show details and links for ticket information! You can also find additional information at
Upcoming Thalian Hall Main Events

** Events are subject to change. Follow links to show tickets for confirmation of date and time. ** 
Billy Elliot The Musical
August 1-18, 2019
Winner of 10 Tony Awards and with an electrifying score by music legend Elton John, this spectacular show has the heart, humor, and passion to deliver an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever. While living amidst the chaos of the 1984 miners’ strike in northern England, Billy Elliot makes a journey from the boxing ring to ballet class that challenges the long held beliefs of his hometown. Along the way, he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community, and changes his life forever. Based on the hit film, this big musical with an even bigger heart will enchant the dreamer in everyone. Click here for tickets. 

Shakespeare In Love
August 29 - September 8, 2019
The Academy Award winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love comes to the stage, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, mistaken identities, ruthless scheming, and backstage drama. Young playwright Will Shakespeare is short on inspiration until he encounters the beguiling Viola, whose fiery passion for poetry leaves her longing to act, and their star-crossed love inspires a masterpiece. This epic Elizabethan extravaganza is exuberant, witty, funny, and a beautiful homage to love, art, and theatre. Click here for tickets.

September 27 - October 6, 2019
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Click here for tickets.

The Lords of 52nd Street
October 19, 2019
Billy Joel’s original hitmakers and New York’s favorite band! The Legends of Billy Joel Band have sold more than 150 million records. They helped establish Billy Joel’s formidable sound and continue to perform their legendary hits still to this day. Click here for tickets.

The MozART Group
November 3, 2019
An amusing spin on classical music! All four members of the MozArt group are well educated instrumentalists, but they decided to play classical music in a humorous way and have created a unique musical cabaret, where the music is the source of joy and laughs. Their uproarious vignettes, based on the unlikely source of classical music, will fill the hall with laughter and introduce new fans to old music. Mozart Group has performed in over 50 countries on four continents. Don’t miss it! Click here for tickets.

Step Crew
November 21, 2019
Fusion stepdancing and Celtic music! The StepCrew is a new dance production featuring the world’s top talents in Irish Stepdancing, Ottawa Valley Stepdancing, and Modern Tap. The Step Crew boasts three world-class fiddlers backed by an amazing five-piece ensemble comprised of some of the most talented and respected musicians in the Celtic music scene today including dancers and musicians from the likes of The Chieftains, Cherish The Ladies, Bowfire, and Seven Nation. Click here for tickets.

Ballet For Young Audiences: The Nutcracker
December 6 - 7, 2019
Is there any more perfect holiday experience than The Nutcracker? Delightful for both the young and the young at heart, this classic Tchaikovsky ballet tells the story of Clara, a young girl, who is transported to a magical land where she fights giant mice, meets the Sugar Plum Fairy, and dances with the Nutcracker Prince. This showstopper sells out quickly, so get your tickets now and create wonderful holiday memories with the tiny dancers in your life. Click here for tickets.

December 13 - 22, 2019
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Click here for tickets.

Merry Country Christmas
December 19, 2019
The joy of Christmas comes to you in this delightful production of toe-tapping, heartfelt music of the holidays. From the fun of Old Saint Nick to the profoundly moving Oh Come all Ye Faithful they cover the gamut in this captivating production that’s as American as pumpkin pie. Songs of fun, faith, and hope are presented by the finest musicians and singers steeped in the traditions of America’s Genre: Country! This is the ultimate way to kick off the holidays. Click here for tickets.

9th Annual Holiday Screening of "It's a Wonderful Life"
December 23, 2019
Frank Capra’s iconic holiday film is a Wilmington holiday tradition, shown as it was meant to be seen: on the big screen. This timeless tale brings back old memories and creates new ones for children and grandchildren alike when viewed in majestic Thalian Hall. Tony Rivenbark’s famous toy collection will be on display with some seasonal treats for the whole family! Click here for tickets.
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