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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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Hanover Theatre is stunningly beautiful

This venue is so classy and spacious. There's not a bad seat anywhere, although the further back you go, the less leg room there is.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This venue is so classy and spacious. There's not a bad seat anywhere, although the further back you go, the less leg room there is.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have been here with different people for different types of performances. Whether comedian, musical, or concert there is not a bad seat in the house. The accoustics are such that you do not miss a sound! Was very high for a musical and we moved down as soon as we could. A little hard to see but could hear... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Beautiful theater with very good acoustics and they pull in some really great shows. Although it provides for a good view, the balcony seating is rather tight on knee room. If anyone in your party is tall or needs to extend their legs, I suggest purchasing tickets on the floor level.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have seen a variety of shows at the Hanover, and each time it was an experience to remember, from Chinese ballet to a cover of Queen, and everything in between! There are two main tings I really want to point out on this review. Each time I have been here the staff has been astounding! They were more than... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I've been here twice, both times friendly staff and a great show. The inside is spectacular, would recommend to anyone looking for a good time.

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

We're so glad you love our theatre! Make sure you check out the shows we have already added to our 2015-2016 season and keep an eye out for new shows being added all the time! Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon!! More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So glad they restored the old movie theater and made this state of the art facility. I have seen musicians, comedians, various acts and things like cirque du sol. Never a bad seat, stellar sound throughout and a very cool VIBE. Parking is simple and economical.. Kudo's to Hanover and the city of Worcester for keeping performing arts alive.

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

We're so glad you like it! We are grateful to be in such a thriving community that supports and loves the arts as much as we do. Thank you so much for your support and we hope to see you again very soon!! More 

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Hanover is a beautifully restored theater in downtown Worcester, and they always have top notch shows! It's like going to Boston, without having to drive, park, and walk in Boston. There is always something going on at the theater, including silent films with LIVE pipe organ accompaniment, cover band concerts (Rain! was amazing) lectures, comedians, the works. I've had... More 

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

We are lucky to be able to bring in a lot of the same shows that are in Boston. We really are Boston without the hastle! We have such a great lineup already in place for our 2015-2016 season and are constantly adding new shows so we hope to see you again soon! Thank you for your support! More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Went here to see a show, very nice venue. Atmosphere is upscale, beautiful inside. Looking forward to returning soon.

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

We're so glad you loved our venue as much as we do! We are so lucky to be in such an easily accessible location. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

What a wonderful venue to enjoy musicals, concerts and any other type of entertainment. We found the staff to be very inviting and accommodating. Great for families, couples. We will gladly return again!

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

We're so glad to hear you say you'll be returning! We have already put together such a great lineup for our 2015-2016 season and are constantly adding new shows and performances. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Came here for a morrissey concert. Beautiful setting, and very professional and helpful staff. We were in the balcony, but still felt part of the action. Loved my experience there.

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

We're so glad you enjoyed the show! Morrissey really was an awesome show. We're constantly adding new shows to our season lineup so make sure you check our website to see what's coming! Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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Address: 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone Number: +1 877-571-7469
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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