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 2018 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 2018 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 the 2018 season. As these events get closer, we will include additional show details and links for ticket information! You can also find additional information at
2018 Thalian Hall Main Events

** Events are subject to change. Follow links to show tickets for confirmation of date and time. ** 
The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe
February 2, 2018
Featuring the finest musicians in New York, The Birdland All-Stars have been thrilling audiences at “The Jazz Corner of the World” for the last 10 years. Returning to the road for the first time in 5 years, The Birdland All-Stars have created new arrangements featuring the music of David Bowie, The Police and Steely Dan, as well as fresh treatments of iconic compositions by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. Click here for show tickets.

An Evening of Valentines with Emile Pandolfi, Featuring Special Guest Vocalist Dana Russell
February 15, 2018
Introducing a brand new cabaret show by internationally renowned pianist Emile Pandolfi, and his delightfully talented vocalist, Dana Russell. Together, they offer a lush evening of music and song. Emile and Dana will perform some of the best works of composers; George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Jerome Kearns, to name a few. Click here for show tickets.

Henry Cho
March 8, 2018
Hilarious stand-up comedy! You may recognize Henry Cho from his appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show, and NBC’s Young Comedians Special. Henry’s one hour Comedy Central Special, “What’s That Clickin Noise?” is currently running and you can also hear him on Sirrus, XM and Blue Collar Radio. Don’t miss this night of laughter. Click here for show tickets.

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
March 16, 2018
Since its inception in 1960, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. International tours have taken the orchestra to The United States of America, Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Peru, Argentina and now to Thalian Hall. Click here for show tickets.

Roseanne Cash and John Leventhal: Black List River - Legends Series
April 5, 2018
Grammy winning Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and her collaborator, musical director, guitarist and husband John Leventhal present an acoustic evening celebrating her prolific and deeply-rooted catalog of music. BLACK LIST RIVER celebrates the American experience and what is at the heart of Rosanne’s journey as a songwriter and singer, her devotion to her southern roots and family lineage. Click here for show tickets.

Haya Band- Migration Concert
April 8, 2018
HAYA Band, the award-winning Chinese world music collective, is anything but traditional. The group’ Migration Concert infuses innovative, modern music with folk songs, throat singing, classic chants, the Mongolian horse-head fiddle, plucked string instruments and shaman drums. Its music is refined, captivating and instantly accessible to music lovers across the globe. Click here for show tickets

Caleb Teicher Dance - Co-presented with the UNCW Office of the Arts
April 19, 2018
Caleb Teicher & Company (CT&Co), founded in 2012 by acclaimed dancer/choreographer Caleb Teicher, (winner of Dance Magazine’s 2016 “Best Emerging Choreographer” Reader’s Choice Award) presents new work that blends traditional American dance forms (Tap, Lindy Hop, Vernacular Jazz) in a modern context. Taking inspirations from his background in concert dance, musical theater, and social dance, the company’s work inspires, connects, and reflects a collective conscious within American music and dance. Click here for show tickets.

The Drifters - Legends Series
April 26, 2018
The Drifters are back by Popular demand! “Up on the Roof.” “Under the Boardwalk.” “This Magic Moment.” “There Goes My Baby.” “Dance with Me.” “Spanish Harlem.” “Stand by Me.” The list of hits goes on and on. Their songs have been penned by such historic songwriters as Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Carol King, Jerry Goffen and Phil Spector. They have played at the White House on 3 different occasions, gave a benefit concert in Berlin the day the wall fell, performed for the Pope, the Queen of England, Nelson Mandela and now, again, for YOU at Thalian Hall! Click here for show tickets.

Compton and Newberry
May 24, 2018
Mike Compton and Joe Newberry, masters of old-time mandolin and banjo/guitar, dig deep into early country music and blues. Their duet-singing, two-man string band ranges between traditional songs, instrumentals, ‘mother’ ballads and original tunes. It’s not about the number of notes with Compton and Newberry, but telling the truth and respecting the song. Click here for show tickets.

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