FIND A CLASS

We offer classes in music, art, theater and dance for children, teens and adults. If you're interested in learning dance, theater, music, painting or other types of artistic endeavors, you will find that our instructors are excellent and the rates here at the Center are very reasonable!

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REQUEST A SPACE

The Hannah Block Community Arts Center in Wilmington, NC is truly a multi-use facility.  Five studios are available to nonprofit organizations for theatrical rehearsals, musicals, recitals and classes. We also have a kitchen, making our space ideal for weddings and receptions.

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VISIT OUR MUSEUM

From 1941 to 1945, the USO hosted 35,000 uniformed visitors a week. Recently renovated with sensitivity to its historic character, the Hannah Block Historic USO (HBHUSO) lobby serves as a museum where WWII memorabilia and other artifacts are displayed.

USO Museum Photo Gallery

Events & Announcements...

Dance Cooperative 1st New Year's Eve Event

Dance Cooperative 1st New Year's Eve Event

    Purchase and print tickets to New Year's Eve Eventby clicking the Get Etix button below.     Dance…

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Make-A-Wish®

Make-A-Wish®

THE THALIAN ASSOCIATION CHILDREN'S THEATER PARTNERS WITH MAKE-A-WISH® AND MACY'S "BELIEVE" CAMPAIGN   WILMINGTON, NC – "Yes Virginia, there is…

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Anevay Dance

Anevay Dance

OUR MISSION...OUR PROMISE Anevay (uh-nee-vay) Dance Program is specially designed to provide all interests ages 3 and up with the…

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Calling All Artists!

Calling All Artists!

  Thalian Association, manager of the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center at 120 S. 2nd Street, is seeking artists…

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TACT Academy

TACT Academy

THALIAN ASSOCIATION CHILDREN'S THEATER ACADEMY Register Now!910-251-1788New 6 Month Academy Semester - September 2, 2014 - March 5, 2015Academy Student…

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We're Floored!

We're Floored!

Matt Hine and Progressive Concrete  have donated a beautiful epoxy floor for the entrance and unfinished floor of the Lower…

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Orange Street Pottery

Orange Street Pottery

Orange Street Pottery announces its Annual Ceramic Art Sale to be held at The Community Arts Center the second weekend…

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TACT Presents

TACT Presents

The Thalian Association Children’s Theater has announced its 2014-2015 Season!  TACT gives children and young adults a chance to perform…

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120 S. Second Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910.341.7860
Fax: 910.341.7862
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Our Management

The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is managed by the staff of the The Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina.

The Thalian Association is a non-profit, membership organization founded in 1788 to provide arts education and bring the excitement of the performing arts to Wilmington. The organization has its offices and holds auditions at the Community Arts Center.  The Center also hosts the Thalian Children's Theater classes and performances.


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Patrons of the HBHUSO/Community Arts Center can park in the surface lot conveniently located next to the building. NOTICE: Parking Changes During Lot Upgrade - PLEASE READ MORE!


Parking Rates:

- Hourly: $1.25
- Daily: $7.00
- Monthly: $50.00

 

Paid parking is enforced 24/7 unless otherwise noted.  Visit the City of Wilmington's website for more information about downtown Wilmington parking.