Samantha Herrick, Community Arts Center Director

Samantha Herrick joined Thalian Association Community Theatre as Community Arts Center Director and Operations Coordinator in 2014 and has loved it ever since. The Thalian Association Community Theatre has managed the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington since 1994.

Sam is a graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in Communications/Performance Studies. After graduating she became the Assistant Director of Performance Club Studio Theater, a Wilmington children's theater company that specializes in theater programs, productions, and camps. Sam also edits youth short films and has been a filmmaker at the Cucalorus Film festival for the past 5 years.

Her theater experience also includes three years with the Playmakers Repertory company in Chapel Hill. Aside from theater, Sam worked for an international award-winning children's website, for two years. Sam has been affiliated with the Thalian Association Community Theatre and the Community Arts Center as a volunteer, box office manager, Children's Theater Director, and stage manager.

In her spare time she likes to kayak with her dog Barley, watch TV with her cat Hops, travel with her family, and have Monday Night Dinners with her friends! Her favorite thing about the CAC is that it is a place where artist, both young and the young at heart, can express themselves creatively in a supportive community atmosphere!

Herrick Samantha


120 S. Second Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


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Phone: 910.341.7860


Our Hours of Operation: 

Mon-Thurs: 9am-9pm;   Fri: 9am-5pm  &  Sat: 9am-1pm

 We observe the City of Wilmington's Holiday Closing Schedule.

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.