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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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My husband's cousin has season passes so each year a group of us (friends and family) select the shows we'd like to see. So on theater night, we would go to dinner then meet back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband's cousin has season passes so each year a group of us (friends and family) select the shows we'd like to see. So on theater night, we would go to dinner then meet back up at the theater. It is a great place to see a play or concert. It is very inviting. The ushers and staff are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the shows that are brought in to the staff in the theater it's quality all the way. While all productions may not be what I would seek out, all are done on a very professional level with a high degree of skill. I've benefited by the variety of the presentations.

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

Thank you for your positive review, and we are glad you enjoy a variety of our productions. We hope to see you at the theatre again very soon! Sincerely, The Marketing Department More 

boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to the Hanover for several shows and have never been disappointed. The seats are very comfortable and the theatre has been nicely renovated. Ticket fees do get costly but the shows are always top notch.

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

Thank you for your positive review and consistent support of our theatre! We hope to see you again at the theatre very soon! Sincerely, The Marketing Department More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only downfall is the location. I will go to shows before dark but otherwise I do not feel safe getting to and from the car. And even during the day make sure watch your surroundings. The venue itself is beautiful and they offer some good entertainment.

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

Thank you for your feedback! We hope you have parked in the Federal Plaza Parking Garage across the street when you have come to see a show. It is very close with a straight cross-walk path to the theatre. Make sure you check it out the next time you come by! Sincerely, the Marketing Department More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chris Cornell rocked the jam-packed theater. The seating was comfortable and the volunteers very helpful in finding seats. I recommend the chocolate chip cookies- a bit pricey at $3 a piece but very tasty.

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

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed the Chris Cornell show, as well as the chocolate chip cookies! We hope to see you at the theatre again soon. Sincerely, the Marketing Department More 

West Boylston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome venue for any performer, group or play ...... beautiful theatre, comfortable seating. Wonderful experience. I saw Diana Ross there, and it was spectacular!

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

Thank you for your positive feedback! We appreciate your kind words about the theatre. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience when seeing Diana Ross. We hope to see you again at the theatre soon! Sincerely, the Marketing Department More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a jewel for Worcester, the Hanover attracts only top acts or shows!! If you haven't gone yet, pick out a show and get going. There is convenient parking around the building, they are constructing a new restaurant that will be attached to the Hanover.

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

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your kind words about the theatre! We are looking forward to all the shows that will be coming this summer as well as our 7 show Broadway series starting in October. We hope to see you at the theatre for another show soon! Sincerely, the Marketing Department More 

Pelham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I bought two tickets to see the touring show "Dirty Dancing" I even opted for the discounted Thursday night ticket special. The show itself was wonderful and surely got me in the dancing mood. The Hanover is a great venue and always enjoy the traveling Broadway shows that come to Worcester and try to get there when my schedule allows,... More 

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

Thank you for your positive feedback! We absolutely loved having the national tour of "Dirty Dancing" at The Hanover Theatre. The cast performed 8 amazing shows. We are so glad you were able to come out and see it! We hope to see you again soon for another show. Sincerely, the Marketing Department More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great show! Always a good atmosphere for everyone, classic.👍🏻 Parking right across the street. There are other lots in the city within walking distance if you want to brave the city streets after the show.

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TheHanoverTheatre, Public Relations Manager at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed the Joe Bonamassa show! We hope to see you again at the theatre very soon for another show! Sincerely, The Marketing Department More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We have attended the Broadway Series for several years now and it just keeps getting better and better. The shows are wonderful, the facility is incredible, the ushers are so friendly and helpful (you just know they love being there)...there's nothing bad to say about the experience. And if you park at the Municipal parking lot at the Worcester Library... More 

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

Thank you for your positive feedback and continual support of our Broadway Series the past several years! We hope to see you again at the theatre soon. Sincerely, The Marketing Department More 

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