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The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Address: 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone Number: +1 877-571-7469
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Description: The Hanover Theatre continues to draw over 170,000 patrons annually with...
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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A great little theatre in downtown Worcester, the Hanover provides a wide variety of entertainment throughout the year - musical acts, dance, comedy, theatre, concerts, etc. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Webster, Massachusetts
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Webster, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

A great little theatre in downtown Worcester, the Hanover provides a wide variety of entertainment throughout the year - musical acts, dance, comedy, theatre, concerts, etc. The acoustics are great, the staff is friendly and helpful, and I highly recommend getting a list of the shows for the entire season early in the year so that you can plan ahead... More 

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Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Hanover is a shining star in downtown Worcester. They offer many different varieties of shows. Top notch operation. Parking is abundant, the building is beautiful and well-maintained. Staff is always helpful and willing to assist. Only complaint is that the upper balcony chairs are small with very little leg room. There are well known entertainers, bands and musicals that... More 

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Thank you for your support and your kind words! We're glad you love The Hanover Theatre as much as we do--please come visit us again soon! More 

stoughton, ma
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289 reviews 289 reviews
76 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was my first venture to this theater. The musical was good, the theater is medium in size and the decor is plain. But I was not there to be impressed with the facility instead to enjoy the musical, and the sound was great. I will return

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Boston, Massachusetts
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135 reviews 135 reviews
58 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Saw A Christmas Carol here, the first time I'd been since the renovations. The theater is beautiful, although the seats are a bit snug (shoulders were very crowded), making it not as comfortable as it could be. Convenient parking across the street.

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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great theatre in a convenient location. Parking garage directly across the street. Seeing A Christmas Carol here is now a regular part of my holiday traditions. Have also seen many other great shows like Blue Man Group etc. Not a bad seat in the house and plenty of local eateries nearby on Shrewsbury street. Highly recommended entertainment.

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Fall River
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102 reviews 102 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We took 2 grand daughters to see the play A Christmas Carol. The sets were well done as were the costumes. The actors did a wonderful job. We were able to hear every thing clearly. The music was from the Mighty Wulritzer. If you have never heard one that itself is a treat. We have heard silent films accompanied by... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We attended the performance of The Christmas Carol the other night and it was incredible. From the staging to the sound, lighting and the performers, everything was excellent. The smart use of staging made the performance magical. How you can plan to deliver so much action in such a limited amount of space is a gift. Glad I went ...... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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