The Board of Trustees for Thalian Hall was organized in 1966 under the name of the Thalian Hall Commission. In 1986 the name was changed to the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (THCPA). The organization manages the public portions of the Thalian Hall/City Hall building for the City of Wilmington.


The mission of THCPA is to professionally operate and maintain Thalian Hall as a community center for the performing arts, the symbol of Wilmington's cultural heritage, and as a major regional resource for arts and education.


Board of Trustees 2016-2017

  • President: Ronna Zimmer
  • 1st Vice President: Shannon Ackermann-Sandlin
  • 2nd Vice President: Beth Crookham
  • Secretary:  Shane Fernando
  • Treasurer: David Brownlow
  • Assistant Treasurer:  Michael Goins
  • Past President: Angela Rowe
  • Trustees:
    • Mimi Cunningham
    • James Faison
    • Kim Fisher
    • John Gardner
    • Debby Gomulka
    • Joyce Grear
    • Beth Hawthorne
    • Margaret Haynes, City Council Representative
    • Amanda Lee
    • Andrew Mcvey
    • Joseph Oliver
    • Jane Tatum
    • Jerry Wine
    • Traci Wikes
    • Elizabeth Wright
    • Jenny Wright
    • Rob Zapple, Ex Officio


Executive Director: Tony Rivenbark