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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Beautiful old theatre!!! Sound quality is good, seats are comfortable and everyone has a great view of the stage.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old theatre!!! Sound quality is good, seats are comfortable and everyone has a great view of the stage.

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Theater! Easy to get around, Very helpful staff, I try to see venues here a a few times a year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have been there for several shows from the price is right to Jimmy Fallon to Riverdance and all of them were fantastic. The acoustics are phenominal. My favorite seats are in the balcony area and most tickets are pretty reasonable.

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Imagine seeing a Broadway-level show but with close parking, good restaurants at great prices, and minutes from home. The Hanover has a great line-up every season and provides a fabulous experience for attendees. Great value for the money.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Hanover Theatre has easy access, great shows and better prices than Boston; terrific restaurants in the area - well worth checking out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been enjoying The Hanover Theater for about four years now. Some of my favorites have been B. B. King, Mary Poppins (with incredible scenery) and Les Mis. I've never had a bad seat and the theater is just beautiful. We always pay $10 to park in back of the theater instead of the garage which can take a... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I've enjoyed going to graduations here and concerts. Beautiful architecture with high ceilings and walls with history. Pros: all seats have a good view of the stage Cons: Seats are narrow and waiting to get through the doors can be trouble some However the volunteers there are very helpful Parking is accessible across the street in the parking garage $10.00

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and I went to the Sunday afternoon performance of Camelot on 5-10-15 and enjoyed it tremendously. The traveling troup that did the show used the Hanover's sound system which means that we could hear and understand every word said on stage.The Hanover itself is a made-over movie theater. It went through a number of lives as a movie... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love the Hanover! The theatre is small, acoustics good, beautifully restored, and easy to get to (don't park in the garage though always a wait to exit). The shows they have: musicals, plays, comedy, music, etc., are always good. The only thing lacking are resturants in walking distance for before the show dinner or after the show desserts/drinks. But that's... More 

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TheHanoverTheatre, Marketing Intern at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you again soon! We have an awesome Broadway series lined up for the 2015-16 season! More 

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I remember visiting the Hanover Theatre when it was a movie theatre back in the 90s but now that it has been mostly turned into a musical theatre it's has given worcester a sence of musical class and even offers other forms of entertainment throughout the year. Overall it's a good place to visit for all who enjoy performing Arts

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TheHanoverTheatre, Marketing Intern at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoy our venue and how fun that you've been able to see it transform through the years! Thank you for your support and we hope to see you soon! More 

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