Frequently Asked Questions

How many tables do you have?

Total we have ten 6-foot round tables that can seat 8 people, eleven 8-foot rectangle tables, and six 6-foot rectangle tables.

How many chairs do you have?

We have over 200 folding chairs, padded and maroon in color

Do I have access to all the tables and chairs?

If there are other events going on, please place a request in advance on how many tables you will need and we will do our best to have that number available for you.

Do you provide tablecloths?

No, you are responsible for providing all table linens.

Where can I park?

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.

What is a house attendant?

The house attendant is the manger on duty and will be your point of contact during the day of your rental. The house attendant is resposible for opening and closing the building. They will be in the building for the duration of your contract to help answer any questions.

Can I get into the space early to set up?

You are able to get into the building at the start of your rental agreement. Please make sure to include set-up and clean-up time when booking the space.

How long do I have to clean up after my event?

All clean up of your event must be completed by the end of your rental agreement. Please make sure to include set-up and clean-up time when booking the space.

What is included if I add on the $75 set up fee?

- When a renter chooses to add the set up fee to their contract, this means that the CAC staff is responsible for setting up and breaking down the building's tables/chairs/panels/risers/etc used for the event. Renter must provide a diagram of set up for approval prior to event date. This does not include cleaning.

- Renter may choose to set up their event at no additional cost which means that the renter is responsible for setting up and breaking down the building's tables/chairs/panels/risers/etc used at and for the event. While these items may be moved around from different studios, please put everything back in its designated spot at the conclusion of the event.

Who is responsible for cleaning after my event?

Renters are responsible for cleaning all areas that were used in the duration of their event. Your house attendant will show you where all cleaning supplies are located (we will provide all necessary cleaning supplies.) Renters must take out all trash at the end of their event. All trash must be placed in BLUE BAGS only and put on the curb in front of the building. Renters are not responsible for cleaning the restrooms.

 

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.