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The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

Address: 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone Number: +1 877-571-7469
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Ranked #1 of 10 Activities in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The Hanover Theatre continues to draw over 170,000 patrons annually with world-class performances...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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stoughton, ma
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282 reviews 282 reviews
76 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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
56 helpful votes 56 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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99 reviews 99 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Loved it the children were entertained. Staff was wonderful. Location just beautiful. Would recommend.

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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