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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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
boston,ma
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Memories”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very nice renovation and updating of a great old theatre. The Façade and entry area much improved but the inside remains almost the same as the movie theatre that I saw Ben-Hur in as a young man 50yrs ago. So bravo, great job!!! Parking garage right across the street is a very handy extra.

Visited June 2014
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TheHanoverTheatre, Marketing Intern at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review, January 5, 2015
Thank you for coming--we're glad you enjoyed yourself!
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Northbridge, MA
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Enjoyable experience, convenient location”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

We go to shows here 2-3 times a year. It's a grandly restored theater, very comfortable, however there seems to be less leg room in the last row on the floor. We always try to get seats on the main floor. The balcony section is not terrible, but there are some obstructed view seats that are clearly identified when you are selecting seats online.
Staff are always friendly & helpful. There are concessions in the lobby, including a bar. My only complaint is that they keep people in the lobby, opening the theater doors only 30 minutes before show time. It gets crowded in that lobby, and at times you are literally shoulder to shoulder. There should be some flexibility with their "30 minute rule." PLEASE open the doors when the lobby starts to get crowded!
Parking tip: Instead of paying $10 to park in the garage, consider the Salem Street parking lot near the library. It's a 5 minute walk, and exiting is much easier. You'll be home while others are still waiting to exit the garage. There are parking meters, but they're only in effect until 7 or 8 PM. Bring quarters to feed if necessary ($1 per hour.)

Visited May 2014
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TheHanoverTheatre, Marketing Intern at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review, January 5, 2015
Thank you for supporting us! We are glad you enjoyed yourself!
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ghost, The Musical.”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

The show was awesome. Illusions and special effects amazing. Made you a believer! Excellent, cast, music.

Visited June 2014
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TheHanoverTheatre, Marketing Intern at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review, January 5, 2015
We're so glad you enjoyed yourself! Thank you for coming and supporting us. We hope to see you in the future!
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Great Venue to See a Show”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is my favorite venue to see a show. Small and not a bad seat in the house, it's always a special treat to see a show or concert at the Hanover. Beautifully decorated, and easily assessable, this theater makes you feel very special whatever performance you chose to attend. It is truly a special night out to o to an event at this gorgeous theater.

Visited May 2014
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TheHanoverTheatre, Marketing Intern at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review, January 5, 2015
Thank you for your positive review! We are glad you've enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you again soon!
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Theater without the travel to Boston Hassel”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great theater with Broadway shows, lecture series, children's programming and lots more. Thank you Hanover Insurance for helping Worcester achieve greatness!!!

Visited March 2014
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TheHanoverTheatre, Marketing Intern at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review, January 5, 2015
Thank you for your review! We're glad you've had a great experience--come see us again soon!
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