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The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

Address: 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone Number: +1 877-571-7469
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Hanover Theatre continues to draw over 170,000 patrons annually with world-class performances...
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: The Hanover Theatre continues to draw over 170,000 patrons annually with world-class performances and headlining acts including touring Broadway hits ("Les Miserables," "Mary Poppins," "Jersey Boys"); comedians (Steve Martin, George Carlin, Bill Cosby); musical acts (Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, The Moody Blues, Diana Ross); and everything in between ("A Christmas Carol," Maya Angelou, Rudy Giuliani, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre). Ranked by POLLSTAR as one of the Top 50 Theatres in the World, the theatre opened in March of 2008 following a $32 million historic renovation. Since opening, the theatre has established its place as a world-class performing arts venue, acting as a catalyst for the economic development of downtown Worcester. . Worcester Center for the Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Hanover Theatre has a committed volunteer staff that are friendly and committed to its patrons. The facility is beautiful and is truly a gem within the City of Worcester. It hosts numerous shows each year, including hit Broadway plays and actively supports the local community activities as well. Simply put, it's majestic and accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Amazing show! As usual nothing but the best environment and performance when it comes to how the Hanover manages its venue.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a wonderful evening enjoying the show ELF very professional acting. family enjoyed the show and children lover the music worth the money

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Loved it the children were entertained. Staff was wonderful. Location just beautiful. Would recommend.

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Beautifully opulent theater located in a very run down city. Who would have guessed? All stage productions and performances I've attended were thoroughly entertaining. I look forward to my next classy evening at the Hanover!

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Worcester, MA
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43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We have been broadway season ticket holders for several years. It is a beautiful theatre. Staff is helpful and fun when they dress up for different shows. Food and beverages offered are fine but pricey. There are lots of places to dine and wine before the show which are more reasonable and tasty. We have seen other shows and have... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have been many times and each time has been wonderful. They did such a wonderful job renovating this space, a must see. The only bad seats are the first row of the balcony if you are not a tall person, otherwise all good!

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Massachusetts
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14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We have been to the Hanover several times to see several different venues of entertainment. All of which have been excellent. I have one comment however, if you have any physical limitations, this is not the place to go. Handicapped access is not available (to my knowledge) and the seats are very small. We went with an older couple and... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Took my very young 84 yr old Dad to see Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons last Wednesday night & wow, what a show. Frankie Valli is a true showman. Loved the show so much & then last night, I returned to see Paul Anka. He surprised us all by coming from the back of the theater singing "You Are... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Went just over a year ago, night out with the family to see the Adams Family, Great night, helpful staff, even though it was Worcester very easy to find and easy to find parking.

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