Jackson has so much to offer. Between museums, fantastic shops, renowned restaurants, and rich historical sites, it’s almost impossible to get bored. If you’re looking for a fun activity to do at night, we have the perfect place in mind. The Thalia Mara Hall is a wonderful theater for music lovers and a great romantic date spot for your vacation. Enjoy high-quality productions at the heart of the city and have a lovely evening with the one you love.
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Spend a Lovely Evening at the Thalia Mara Hall
History of the Thalia Mara Hall
The Thalia Mara Hall was built in 1968 and was originally called The Jackson Municipal Auditorium. It got its current name from the world-famous ballet dancer, Thalia Mara, who was invited to create a ballet company and school there in 1975. Since then, Jackson and the Thalia Mara Hall is the official home of the International Ballet Competition. The hall offers 2,040 seats and is conveniently located at the heart of the cultural district of Jackson.
Note: City center parking is available across the street.
Shows and Concerts
If you love the performing arts, then a night at the Thalia Mara Hall is a must while visiting Jackson. Their shows include ballets, operas, symphonies, plays, and even concerts. Past productions have included the Broadway musical “Cats”, the incredible, old-fashioned sounds of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, to also live movie performances like “Star Wars” or the “Lord of the Rings”. We encourage you to check their online calendar to see what’s playing during your visit. Tickets can also be purchased online and vary in prices depending on the seating you choose. Expect to spend between an average of $25 and $125 for one ticket.
Before the show starts, why not stop in one of the nearby restaurants for a dinner date? You can start with a delicious brew at Cathead Distillery then head over to Estelle wine bar and bistro. This modern restaurant is ideal if you want to enjoy a nice atmosphere and tasty dishes. We recommend trying their artisan pizzas — especially the pepperoni and goat cheese one!
The Historic Fairview Inn Is One of Jackson’s Best Boutique Hotels
After your fabulous night out at the Thalia Mara Hall attending a world-class performance, it’s time you return to your cozy room for a good night of sleep. The Historic Fairview Inn is one of the best boutique hotels in Jackson and one of the most historic buildings! Fall in love with our Victorian architecture, our elegant decor, and top, notch service. We offer a wide variety of rooms, each more beautiful than the last, and boasting high-end amenities like modern and spacious bathrooms, luxurious linens and mattresses, charming atmospheres, and more. Did we mention we also have our own spa and restaurant? If it’s relaxation you seek as well as an unforgettable stay, you’ll find it at the Historic Fairview Inn.