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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...

Railroad Movie Nights

Railroad Movie Nights

April 15, 6:30 pm: "Union Pacific" with Barbara Stanwyck & Joel McCrea April 22, 6:30 pm: "The Train" with Burt…

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2015 NC Black Film Fest

2015 NC Black Film Fest

Save the Date: March 26th-29th  The Black Arts Alliance (BAA) will present the North Carolina Black Film Festival (NCBFF), March…

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eat&creATE

eat&creATE

Join us during your holiday break with a Frozen Art Workshop with Loraine Scalamoni. All student's will enjoy cookies and hot…

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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…

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Creative Arts Camp 2015

Creative Arts Camp 2015

Printable schedule: CreativeArtsCamp_2015.pdf   Join us, downtown Wilmington for Summer 2015 at the Community Arts Center! 2015 Creative Arts Summer Camp…

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Calling All Artists!

Calling All Artists!

  20TH ANNIVERSARY ORANGE STREET ARTSFEST CALL FOR ARTISTS WILMINGTON, NC – The Thalian Association is seeking artists for the…

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Orange Street ArtsFest

Orange Street ArtsFest

  Update 3/30/15 - Media categories are used by the Arts Fest as a tool for organizing artists' images into…

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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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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.


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.