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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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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, Dave Chappelle); 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).Consistantly ranked by POLLSTAR as one of the Top 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 Performing Arts, is 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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What a beautiful venue but seating is quite tight in the upper balconies - no tall people for sure - no leg room at all!!! A bit uncomfortable even for a short person!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful venue but seating is quite tight in the upper balconies - no tall people for sure - no leg room at all!!! A bit uncomfortable even for a short person!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the Christmas Carol and it had to be the best show I've seen outside of a Broadway theater. I'm definitely looking to go to more shows. Can't beat the price either.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here when they had Les Miserables and Rock of Ages. Enjoyed both shows and I went to one of their silent movie viewings where they use the Mighty Wurlitzer to do the sound effects for the movie. This is one of the places I am going to miss. If you are ever in Worcester this is a must... More 

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This theatre has been completely redone and is very nice. I saw a rock concert here as well as the Blue Man Group and both were excellent. The lobby is small but nice and there are drinks and refreshments available for purchase. We parked directly across the street and there were police to direct traffic. We enjoyed it both times... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hanover is a beautiful place with lots of childhood memories for Worcester natives. The old movie theater has been transformed into a great place to watch live theater or an intimate concert. Prices inside the venue were more than reasonable for a night out. The only drawback is the surrounding area. Go elsewhere in Worcester to have dinner or... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family saw A Christmas Carol here in Dec & it was wonderful! The quality of the show was amazing, the sets were beautiful & the theatre itself was lovely. Our seats were great & the parking garage across the street was so convenient. I would highly recommend the Hannover for quality shows at a more family-friendly price than going... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw A Christmas Celtic Sojourn amid the splendor of the Hanover...great sound and sight lines...and such easy access! Prices are generally 25 percent less than you'd pay on Boston...

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Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Very nice, smaller theater. Saw Beauty and the Beast here. I would have liked to park in another lot instead of the parking garage, because that took forever to get out of.

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Worcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

What an awesome performance of A Christmas Carol! Better than I thought it would be! Phenomenal actors and actresses. A great story. Really enjoyed the show!

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Last Saturday, we saw A Christmas Carol. This was my first time at this theatre. It was clean, bright, and personal were helpful and friendly. Garage for parking was right across the street, with plenty of parking. The performers were terrific - it held our attention the whole time and we were disappointed when it was over. My 7 year... More 

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