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Review of The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
Ranked #2 of 47 things to do in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence
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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, 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

It's the most beautiful theater I've ever been to. There isn't a bad seat in the house. As long as nobody tall sits in front of you. I'm short so I don't have any problems but I hear from taller people that their knees are pressed against the seat in front of them. Railings obstructing views seems to be a flaw with many balcony seats. Employees all seem very pleasant. Ordering tickets online is a sure way to know where you are going to sit but at $6 extra for each ticket it can get too expensive. $12 for 2 tickets. So if you want to buy for a family of 4 that would be $24 extra on top of the price for tickets. That is only for buying them online. The cost still applies if you order them online and pick them up at the theater. The only way to avoid the cost is to drive to the theater during business hours and buy them in person. I've actually not gone to performances simply because I didn't want to pay the handling fee. The good side is that there is usually sites like goldstar or travel zoo that offer such discounted prices that the extra $6 charge doesn't seem so bad. I also recommend becoming a WOO card member for the added discount.

Visited November 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“WOW!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

What a great threatre. Picked up the 6 Braodway show option and am totally enjoying it. The theatre has been retored to perfection, the staff extremely helpful, and the shows outdstanding.

Visited December 2013
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Temple, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“start of our Christmas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

went to see our first show here at the Hanover, we booked late so had to have seats right in the front which I don't really like, however with this show it didn't matter. the show was Cirque Dreams Holidaze. which was great. had a fab time will keep looking to see what shows are coming up. great job done by all. Thank you for starting our holiday season off.

Visited November 2013
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great show!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

MEMPHIS was outstanding! Last year's shows were, for the most part, very enjoyable. Catch the holiday show...A CHRISTMAS CAROL which has beautiful and creative choreography!

Visited November 2013
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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Best in the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Not only has this theater been renovation to its past glory, the performances are top notch. You can see any where in the theater and also the acoustics are fine. Top quality entertainment in the city

Visited November 2013
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