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The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

2 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA 01608-2007
+1 877-571-7469
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Nice but please control the cellphones

My family and I visited the Hanover Theater for a dance recital on June 24 and I personally was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ron L
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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Great Shows and a Must Do.

Frankly, I was never really a Performing Arts person, but after going with some friends to a few... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KeithMack
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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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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2 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA 01608-2007
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I visited the Hanover Theater for a dance recital on June 24 and I personally was amazed at the transformation. While at WPI in the 1970's I had worked briefly at the Showcase Cinemas and remember this as one of the theaters....More

Thank Ron L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Frankly, I was never really a Performing Arts person, but after going with some friends to a few shows on Broadway, I finally went to a couple shows at The Hanover. So much fun and just a great experience for the different companies that have...More

Thank KeithMack
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to catch a broadway/broadway-bound show..... recently caught a show there with family and we had a great time. The theatre is lovely, historical, comfortable.

Thank EmeraldMAF
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just celebrated my son's high school graduation here. Families and friends filled the place to capacity. The design and decor of the building is beautiful.More

Thank Shells3535
TheHanoverTheatre, The Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

COngratulations on your son's graduation! We're happy that you discovered our theatre. We offer a wide range of shows and events throughout the year from movies and concerts to Broadway shows, dance performances and family shows. Be sure to check out our website for the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to the Hanover Theatre. And we were very impressed. From walking in to be greeted by very helpful ushers to the very nice seating, with a nice angle so that no ones head is in front of you. We had...More

Thank bkpoud2
TheHanoverTheatre, The Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words. We're glad you have discovered us! Be sure to check out our website for the complete list of upcoming shows including the recently announced 2017-2018 Broadway Series. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautifully restored theater. The acoustics are good as well as the seats. There are three levels and some of the seats are sold as an obstruction view due to the handrails. They have excellent venues and certainly more convenient than traveling to...More

Thank pvnipper
TheHanoverTheatre, The Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're really proud of our theatre and the shows that we are able to bring to Worcester. From family shows to concerts to Broadway show tours, we have something for everyone. Check out our website for the complete list...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have recently attended some spectacular shows at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester. After seeing a world class presentation of Shen Yun there I realized that we have this lovely, fair priced theatre right here in our own backyard - no...More

Thank BCM475
TheHanoverTheatre, The Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review and thank you for being one of our Broadway subscribers. We really appreciate your support. With seven great shows coming as part of the series, we're sure you won't be disappointed! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have seen many shows here and I can never stop being amazed on how beautiful the restoration of the theater is. Overall, the theater is easy to get to and I typically choose to park in the garage across the street from the theater.More

Thank SR621
TheHanoverTheatre, The Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks you for the wonderful review! We can't wait for you to come back again and see one of our upcoming shows and events including our 2017-2018 Broadway Series. Check out our website for the most up-to-date list and join our email list to be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in from New York on business and was lucky to score last minute tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld. I was very impressed by this theater. Beautifully appointed. Lots of volunteer looking to help you find your seats, the restrooms, the bar, etc. My...More

Thank kjtv
TheHanoverTheatre, The Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're glad our theatre impressed you. We're really proud of the theatre and all of our volunteers. We offer a great variety of shows, concerts and events with something for everyone. We hope you'll visit us again when you're in the area.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old school seats are too tight on foot room for me. I try to avoid going here, but some shows I just have to see.More

Thank chrisw7
TheHanoverTheatre, The Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Chris. We apologize if you were cramped in your seats. The Hanover Theatre is a historic building and our balcony seating remains as originally constructed in 1926, offering legroom comparable to most historic venues. Our orchestra seating level offers the most legroom. The theatre's...More

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Ann B
What time do the doors open for a 7:00 pm show?
7 December 2015|
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Response from TheHanoverTheatre | Property representative |
We typically open the gate to the lobby about an hour before the show. What time we open the doors for you to take your seat, however, depends on the show.
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Ann B
What time can you enter if going to a 700 pm show?
7 December 2015|
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Response from TheHanoverTheatre | Property representative |
These answers are correct! We typically open the gate to the lobby about an hour before the show. What time we open the doors for you to take your seat, however, depends on the show.
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budellyn
Is there anything going at the theater on Aug. 10?
27 July 2015|
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Response from gofishdan | Reviewed this property |
Check the Hanover Theater Website. Thank You
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