In 1979 Thalian Association Community Theatre established the Youth Theatre program dedicated to the enrichment of arts education for our community’s youth.

Class Descriptions Aligned with National Standards for Arts Education

What we offer:

• Five fully realized productions annually with auditions open to performers ages 7 through 18 or high school seniors.

• Productions aligned with the N.C. Essential Standards in Theater Arts & N.C. Common Core

• Teacher Resources for Productions and Free Preview Night Tickets for Educators

• School Tours, Workshops & Discount Tickets

• Academy classes and workshops aligned with the National Standards for Arts Education.

• Opportunities for children and young people, to learn from professional artists & technicians who are leaders in their fields, onstage & behind the curtain.

• Academy Scholarships

• Youth Leadership & Parentʼs Organization

• Community Service Projects and Community Outreach Classes

• Collaboration with other non-profit organizations and schools

Community Outreach:

• Weekly Scholarship classes at the Community Boys and Girls Club & the Brigade Boys & Girls Club and the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington

• Performances of Youth Theatre productions onsite at the Community Boys and Girls Club and the Brigade Boys & Girls Club viewed by more than 600 students.

• Special school performances from the Youth Theatre season for the students of A. H. Snipes Academy of Arts & Design.

• Community Service projects annually hosted by our Youth Theater Committee & Youth Leaders.

• Special performances at local festivals, civic club meetings, community organizations and schools.

Why We Do What We Do:

We want to turn out great theatre artists but also great doctors, lawyers, bankers & teachers. By teaching volunteerism, civic engagement and character through annual Service Learning projects, we also develop collaborative & thoughtful members of our community. We are proud of our students and honored by our alumni.


Want to get more involved? Contact us today! 910-251-1788

Join us Onstage!

Be a Co-Producer for a Thalian Association Community Theatre Youth Production!

Hairspray – September 15 – 24, 2017

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – November 10 – 19, 2017

A Year with Frog and Toad – January 19 – 28, 2018

Junie B. Jones the Musical – March 2 -11, 2018

Disney’s Tarzan – April 27 – May 6, 2018

Grease – June 6-8;  13 & 15,  2014
David Loudermilk, Director




Contact Us

Susan Habas
Executive Director

Chandler Davis
Artistic Director

Samantha Herrick
Community Arts Center Director

Lance Howell
Technical Advisor

Thalian Association
Box 1111
Wilmington, NC 28402

Thalian Hall Box Office
310 Chestnut St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-632-2285

Our Generous Supporters:

Our heartfelt thanks to the generous organizations who supported the Thalian Association Community Theatre with grant awards for our 2017-2018 season.  These funds provide much-needed support for our productions, programs and operating expenses.

Director’s Circle

Producer’s Circle

Grant Sponsors


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