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The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608
+1 877-571-7469
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances
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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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Sutton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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159 reviews 159 reviews
42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Central Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Hanover Theater provides a great opportunity to see top notch entertainment and Broadway style plays,close to home and at very reasonable cost. Even parking is fairly priced at a charge of $10. If you want a Boston or New York type of theater experience without the big city cost and hassles,try an evening at the Hanover Theater.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

The visual appeal of this historic location is breathtaking and worth a trip from anywhere in New England and beyond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I and my friend and family visit the Hanover theater many times for the last 5years after it open and loved.We live in Worcester and it takes us 10 min to drive and I normally park at library not even 5 min to walk. I and my teenager daughter saw almost all Broadway shows as well as ballets We enjoy... More

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Webster, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

the theatre is very comfy and the play we saw was hysterical, especially with 6 woman- Girls' Night. it still remains one of our favorite nights with girlfriends, a lot of fun

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