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Address: 2 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA 01608-2007
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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Great venue for so many different events and shows

Went with a group to a recent show/play. Outstanding! Great venue, comfortable seating, Wide range of prices with all affordable. Have been there at least a half dozen times... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with a group to a recent show/play. Outstanding! Great venue, comfortable seating, Wide range of prices with all affordable. Have been there at least a half dozen times. Music, plays, comedy-all outstanding. Sound is great no matter where you sit. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I have attended several shows at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester and the quality of the talent that appear in the shows is as good as any show we've seen in Boston or on Broadway. Recently we saw Kinky Boots, which was the best show we've ever seen there. Hanover offers a variety of shows ranging from... More 

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Milford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Hanover website has information on parking. The closest is the Federal Plaza garage which is across the street from the theatre. The price is $15 but worth it as the other options were not as easy to find, especially at night. Kinky Boots was a fun show and got people clapping! I wish there were more dining options close... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We made a special trip to Worcester just to see the Righteous Brothers concert and glad we did as was excellent.

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Thank Paul K
Auburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just went to see nutcracker and it was simple amazing. The staff are wonderful and so pleasant. My mom has a walker and the workers went out of there way to make sure she had whatever she might need. It's clean and phenomenal. There seats no matter where you sit you have a perfect view.

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see the Righteous Brothers and ended up with a family reunion! Thought the show was great! Bill Medley still has his wonderful bass voice! His daughter is very talented and I enjoyed "Buckey's" contribution to the show. Really sounded great, very classic performance - right here in downtown Worcester!

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Upton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Righteous Brothers concert was great. Bobby Hatfield's replacement, Bucky has an amazing voice. Bill Medley can still sing the group's hits. It was a great night of music. McKenna and Bill did a great rendition of "The Time of My Life".

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Thank dig1972
Spencer, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy a night out at the Hanover and last night's Righteous Brothers Concert was a trip back in time for all 4 of us...my husband, the 2 dear friends that treated us to this great event, and me. The sound was great, it's always comfortable and the show was wonderful! Those were some of the songs my husband... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great show. Bucky (Bobby Hatfield's replacement) lived up to expectations. I really loved the show and I will return next year when they come back. As for the Hanover Theater; it is a really great venue with terrific staff. I plan to renew my membership as I love this place.

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Millbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great show! So nice to hear such great music and songs. Really nice love songs and a little rhythm and blues and gospel, too! I wish the show were longer because I didn't want it to end.

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