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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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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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A First Class Venue!

What a great place this is. We are so fortunate to have this venue in Central Massachusetts. I've seen several shows here, and every seat has been wonderful.

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

What a great place this is. We are so fortunate to have this venue in Central Massachusetts. I've seen several shows here, and every seat has been wonderful.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have been Broadway Series ticket holders for 4 years now. The shows have been great. Out seats are good we have upgraded the last 2 years. If we can't make a show they allow us to schedule for a different night I love going to the shows it is a very enjoyable evening out. The workers there are so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Broadway comes to Worcester!! The Broadway Series is a variety of perfectly chosen shows. The Sound of Music, Once, Kinky Boots, Motown, Pippin and more!! The theatre attracts top notch acts....from Cirque to comics to The Nutcracker and a Christmas Carol. Just expanding to include acting/dance/music studios, classes, restaurants and shops.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great show! Had a great time! Friendly staff and very accommodating! Can't wait to go back again. We are already planning the next trip back.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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