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The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Address: 2 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA 01608-2007
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+1 877-571-7469
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Great venue

Love this venue. Such historic charm. Nice size. Accessible. Plenty of nearby parking and restaurants. Seats are tight so if you have long legs it can be a bit uncomfortable after... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Westborough, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this venue. Such historic charm. Nice size. Accessible. Plenty of nearby parking and restaurants. Seats are tight so if you have long legs it can be a bit uncomfortable after a while.

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoy the theatre. We have lots of great events coming up. Please be sure to check our website and sign up for our mailing list to find out more. Next time, you might consider seats in our orchestra section which are known to have more leg room than balcony seats. We hope... More 

Worcester
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104 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I remember seeing movies here before the renovation. Haven't been more than a few times since, but went to see the Christmas Carol this past season. It was stupendous! The sets, acting.....absolutely wonderful. The Hanover is transforming the neighborhood. We hope to be back soon.

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

Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed the show. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Performances are very good; Play choices are both popular and current. Seating is very good. We have always had an excellent view of the stage from wherever we have sat! (usually somewhere in the orchestra section).

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

We're glad you've enjoyed your experiences at our theatre. If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to see all the upcoming shows. We hope to see you soon. More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This theatre is fabulous! Every show that I have been to there has been great. The venue is great, the shows are great, what more could you ask for? If you haven't been there yet, get yourself down and see one of the upcoming performances. You won't regret it!

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

Thanks for the great review, Bryan. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows. More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Attended "The Sound of Music" on December 31, 2016 at the Hanover Theater, a wonderful place to visit. Although my wife and I have seen this show many times, we thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Great voices, great sets, great music. The Theater was sold out. It is a great venue to witness a show here at the Hanover. Going back... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed "The Sound of Music". If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to see all of our upcoming shows and events. More 

Boston
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been to the theater a number of times seating in the balcony most times. The seats are a little tight but I am a big man and it wasn't that bad. The line of sight to the stage is fine from anywhere. The staff is helpful. The only issue was the stairs are a little steep but I... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed The Sound of Music. Next time, consider seats in the orchestra section which are known to have more legroom than the seats in the balcony. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Massachusetts
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to the restored Hanover Theatre is a must! It is beautiful. So many wonderful shows appear on their stage. You forget you are not in Boston or New York! The prices make it affordable for families!!!!! I just love the Hanover!

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

Thank you for your great review! If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to see all of the upcoming shows. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very nice (old world style) with great shows to attend. I have seen several performances here and have had nothing but a memorable time. I constantly check their website for future performances to attend throughout the year. All thumbs up for this place.

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

Thanks for the great review, Sam. We're glad you've enjoyed your experiences at the theatre. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list so we can let you know about our upcoming shows. More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a quick dinner while out shopping one night. As promised, the food was delicious, the drinks were great, and the service was fun and friendly. If you have ever been to Portland, Oregon or if you ever plan to go, this is what you will experience. Fun, funky, and worth the trip. Great place to grab... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable seating, beautiful interiors, organized staff, worth the trip! Tickets to certain shows can be pricey and parking is not included in the price...BUT depending on your visit and choice of show - you won't be disappointed in the sound, lighting, performance and treatment from staff.

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

Thanks for the great review, Amy. If you haven't already, please be sure to sign up for our mailing list so you can see all the great shows coming to the theatre. More 

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