We provide classroom space for music, art, theater, dance and more for children, teens and adults. If you're interested in teaching or starting other types of artistic endeavors at the Community Arts Center you will find that our rates here at the Center are very reasonable!

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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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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.

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Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter

Click above to buy tickets   Rosie the Riveter: American Women in WWII Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center Two…

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TACT Youth Presents

TACT Youth Presents

YOUTH THEATRE on the 2ND STREET STAGE at the HBHUSO/COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER Click above to purchase your tickets    Hairspray…

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Orange Street Pottery

Orange Street Pottery

Orange Street Pottery has been a part of the Community Arts Center since 1982.  It is a non-profit teaching studio…

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120 S. Second Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910.341.7860
Fax: 910.341.7862
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TACT Youth 2016/2017 Presents


October 14-23, 2016

Youth - grease 
This show needs no introduction; evoking the look and sound of the 1950's in this rollicking musical, that is also the "WORD!" 


December 1-4, 2016

 Youth - elf

Based on the beloved New Line Cinema hit, this hilarious holiday comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.


January 20-29, 2016

Youth - mermaid

Hans Christian Anderson penned this fishy fable, while Disney introduced irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World." Join Ariel and her friends as this beloved animated film is brought to life on stage.


February 24-March 5, 2017
Youth - rosie

Written by the author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak and Grammy Winner and Recording Legend, Carole King, this jewel of a production follows the sassiest kid of Brooklyn’s Avenue P as she notably directs and stars in her “Oscar winning” movie.



April 28-May 7, 2017

This ONE is the SINGULAR SENSATION about true life stories of performers auditioning for a Broadway musical.

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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Parking Information



Patrons of the HBHUSO/Community Arts Center can park in the surface lot conveniently located next to the building.

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.