Cultural Arts in Wilmington, NC

The nation's longest continuously operating community theater company makes its home in Wilmington, NC. At famed Thalian Hall and numerous other locations, professional and amateur actors contribute to Wilmington's thriving arts community which includes theater and other visual arts as well as film, dance, music, literary arts and much more.

Featured Local Businesses
Chamber Music Wilmington
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Museums, Performance Halls and Organizations

Chamber Music Wilmington Wilmington Cultural Arts
PO Box 4717
Wilmington, NC 28406
(910) 343-1079

Chamber Music Wilmington (CMW) is a nonprofit classical series. The organization brings a variety of world-class artists and ensembles to southeastern North Carolina such as the Borromeo, Calidore and Ariel String Quartets, Zephyros Winds, pianist Aaron Diehl and flutist Chris Norman. Now in its 21st season, Chamber Music Wilmington performances are...more about Chamber Music Wilmington

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Wilmington Cultural Arts
4608 Cedar Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 791-9262

Founded in 1971, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is a cultural jewel in the Port City's crown, performing a series of concerts that enrich, entertain and educate thousands of adults and school children throughout the year. The musicians are local instrumentalists, gifted students and faculty, all who are selected by audition. The...more about Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

711 N. Fifth St.
Wilmington, NC
(910) 763-8010

An avant-garde renovation of an old warehouse is the perfect home for this artist-owned and operated studio. The working environment zings electric with artists running their drills, welding with their blowtorches and dueling airbrushes on bold mats of color. The gallery space is upgraded with track lighting, and opening exhibits are...more about Acme Art Inc.

3201 S. 17th St.
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 395-5999

The Cameron Art Museum is the only art museum in southeastern North Carolina. It regularly presents changing special exhibitions, lectures and programs. The museum occupies a 42,000-square-foot facility designed in 2002 by the renowned architectural firm of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates (NYC). Cameron Art Museum is sited on a 9.3-acre woodland...more about Cameron Art Museum

703 N. Third St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 362-7999

Prominently located at 700 N. Third St. at the northern entrance to historic downtown Wilmington, the CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Center has quickly become one of the hottest tickets in town for year-round entertainment and cultural events.

With nearly 1,600 seats, the performance hall – the largest in the area –...more about Cape Fear Community College

815 Princess St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 343-5995

Nov. 13 - 17, 2013  - This fearless festival of independent film has brought a wide variety of movies and their makers to the Port City. A showcase for the best that creative filmmakers can offer, Cucalorus prides itself on a maverick approach to the festival concept. Organizers group like-minded shorts...more about Cucalorus Film Festival

1941 Ampitheater Drive
Greenfield Lake Park
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 332-0983

The Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake is a 1,000-seat outdoor event venue nestled in the heart of Greenfield Lake Park, near downtown Wilmington. A great setting for concerts and theater alike, the amphitheater is also home to Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green. When the weather's fine, come enjoy entertainment...more about Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

120 S. Second St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 341-7860

The Hannah Block Historic U.S.O./ Community Arts Center is located in the center of historic downtown. Primarily a learning facility where anyone may go to take low-cost lessons in a full range of disciplines, the center also serves as a rehearsal space for most of Wilmington's community theater groups. The Thalian...more about Hannah Block Historic U.S.O./ Community Arts Center

310 Chestnut St.
Wilmington, NC
(910) 343-3660

Built in 1858, this majestic performance center has gone through several restorations. A tenth renovation was begun in October of 2009 and offers three performance spaces. Housed within are a 675-seat main theater, the 225-seat Wilmington City Council Chamber and a 100-seat studio theater. With a lively local performing arts community...more about Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

USO Building
2nd & Orange Streets
Wilmington, NC 28406
(910) 343-4370

Composed of professional and amateur visual artists and art enthusiasts, Wilmington Art Association (WAA) holds art shows throughout the year and conducts an annual juried exhibition, the Spring Juried Art Show and Sale, held during the Azalea Festival activities in April. Their gallery is located inside the Historic USO Building which...more about Wilmington Art Association

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