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. 

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Upcoming Thalian Hall Main Events

** Events are subject to change. Follow links to show tickets for confirmation of date and time. ** 
​Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience
September 21, 2018
Hey Jude! A Beatles cover band like you’ve never heard before! The McGuigan brothers have streamlined this live show to leave audiences with a one-of-a-kind theatrical concert sensation. Every song from the Beatles’ catalogue is at the performers disposal, taking impromptu requests from the audience, chatting with guests about their personal attachment to each chosen number. This hit show features a ‘60s-style set and modern lighting scheme. And you won’t have to travel across the universe to experience an evening you’ll be glad you had a ticket to ride! Click here for show tickets.

Capitol Steps 
October 10 & 11, 2018
Fresh and crispy, ripped from the headlines! The Capital Steps are an American political satire group which has been performing since 1981. With over forty albums, they’ve been keeping audiences in stitches for decades, no matter on which side of the political aisle you fall. With hilarious skits and parodies of well-known contemporary songs, they update the show on a daily basis. If political news breaks on the day of the show, you can count on hearing about it at the show that night! Click here for show tickets.

One Night in Memphis 
November 3, 2018
Ready to rock old school? One Night in Memphis relives the legendary night of December 4, 1956 when four of the biggest names in rock and roll gathered together for an off-the-cuff jam session at Sun Studios in Memphis. Join Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel, and pure ‘50s rock and roll. They’ll have you boppin’ and swingin’ the evening away, rocking you on Halley’s comet back in time!
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Velvet Caravan 
November 15, 2018 
Straight from the heart of Savannah comes the National and International touring sensation, Velvet Caravan. This quintet is known for its eclectic sound, top notch virtuosity, and unforgettable live shows. Upbeat swing combined with what the Austin Chronicle has touted “compositional whimsy and ferocious technique”, rooted in the Gypsy Jazz/Swing and Latin Swing styles, their high-energy sound is riveting. If Savannah has a signature sound, this band is it!  
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Ballet for Young Audiences: Pirates 
November 29, 2018
A wicked pirate captain, a cursed treasure map, and a heroic young woman on a mission to rescue her family are all on deck for this family-friendly ballet. Experience adventure, romance, spirits and sword play! Sure to entertain and delight all ages. Bring the whole crew!
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Ballet for Young Audiences: Nutcracker 
November 30 & December 1, 2018
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. 
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3 Red Neck Tenors 
December 19, 2018
Finalists from America’s Got Talent, the 3 Redneck Tenors have been delighting audiences since 2006. If Larry the Cable Guy, Il Divo, and Mrs. Doubtfire traded jokes and ditties, slapping knees and belting notes, this musical comedy act of classically trained artists could’ve been the result. They’ve been described as “downhome laughs with big city music”, pulling from Gospel, Country, Broadway, Pop, and Classical influences. This fantastic night of belly laughs and rollicking tunes can’t be missed! 
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Rondell Sheridan 
January 19, 2019
Comedian and master storyteller Rondell Sheridan offers a hilarious evening of laughter and warmth with his new show “If You’re Over 40 and You Know It, Clap Your Hands!” A veteran of the late-night talk show circuit, Sheridan has made appearances on Leno, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, and over 200 sitcoms. A celebration of life and love as he transforms personal observations into hilarious routines about his life, you’ll need to buckle up, ‘cause it’s gonna be one raucously fun ride!
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Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience 
February 1, 2019
Long live the king! This power-packed performance from MJ’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent. A jaw-dropping, must-see musical combining James Times’ velvety vocals and choreography with a five-piece band and synchronized dance routines. Who’s Bad has been thrilling audiences for fourteen years and fans know that it would take one smooth criminal to disagree that this is the ultimate tribute to the King of Pop. 
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The Queen’s Cartoonists 
March 7, 2019
Let the trumpets blare! The Queen’s Cartoonists have arrived with full fanfare and lightning quick arrangements, set to video projection with singing, comedy, and instrumental pandemonium. Come prepared for riotous renditions of music from the Golden Age of animation, Disney films, cult cartoon classics, and modern animation. A diverse and challenging repertoire strung together with colorful yarns involving the cartoons and their composers. These maestros are on a musical mission of preservation, education, and performance and absolutely should not be missed. That’s all, folks! Click here for show tickets.

The Next Generation Leahy 
March 24, 2019
Leahy is back with a new generation playing your favorite Celtic-based music! Doug Leahy, wife Jennifer, and their gifted children are keeping the tradition alive through music, song, and dance. Fiddle and cello, French accordion and piano, singing and French-Canadian step-dancing combine for a show of exhilaration and virtuosity. Audiences across North America have been awed by the Leahy lineage for over three generations. See what the fans are raving about!
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Brasil Guitar Duo 
March 28, 2019
Winners of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, this amazing duo is equally at home on a classical or a world music stage. Their innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, resulting in a global touring schedule and growing catalog of critically acclaimed recordings. Hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for their “maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity” this is a show everyone should catch. Maravilhoso! 
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Mutts Gone Nuts 
April 27, 2019
Love Dogs? Love Comedy? Want to help promote the adoption of rescue animals? Mutts Gone Nuts is coming to Wilmington, so you can do all three at once! Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more! From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a stunning, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. Deemed a “Must See” by the Washington Post, these curs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks! 
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3rd Annual Blue Grass Bash 
May 3, 2019
The Blue Grass Bash is back for the third time! Why haven’t you experienced it yet? LOCAL Bluegrass Artists, LOCAL beer, and LOCAL food from Wilmington’s amazing food trucks make this an evening people are lining out the door for! The party starts in the parking lot before moving to the Main stage. This is the premier Port City Bluegrass event of the Year! Aren’t you glad you made it out?  
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Union Duke 
May 10, 2019
Union Duke is an explosive live folk quintet from Toronto that are known to make the sweat fly and the floorboards tremble. A soulful blend of indie rock, bluegrass, and country, this group regularly belts out soaring harmonies with three, four and even five voices. These unforgettable songs will leave you breathless, rattling and rolling, twanging with the occasional heartbreak. Union Duke is two-fifths city, two-fifths country, and one-fifth whisky. Bottoms up! 
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Mojo & The Bayou Gypsies 
May 23, 2019
Mister Mojo and his troupe of near-mad musical provocateurs are bringing an authentic Cajun experience of Zydeco music to Thalian Hall for a Mardi Gras celebration! Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies have poured Louisiana fire on audiences for over a quarter century. Their music reflects the Louisiana Zydeco tradition as well as Cajun and New Orleans two steps, rock & roll, and blues rhythms all combined into a gleeful gumbo called “red hot mojo music”. You’ll be transported to Cajun Country! 
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