Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall and professionally manages the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington. The youth theatre program offers training and performance opportunities for children ages seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature. Today our mission remains the same – The Official Community Theater of North Carolina exists to enrich the lives of the residents of the Wilmington area by producing quality community theatre, teaching youth life skills through theatre education, and providing an outlet for artists and technicians to develop and exercise their craft.