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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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+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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Class,variety, comedy. Easy accessible parking. Huge variety of shows to satisfy every appetite. Safe.

Gorgeous classy ambience. Better than some Boston venues. Easy accessible and cheap parking. Great variety of shows form oldies lovers to music and plays. Reasonable ticket... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous classy ambience. Better than some Boston venues. Easy accessible and cheap parking. Great variety of shows form oldies lovers to music and plays. Reasonable ticket prices and great visibility no matter where you sit. Cocktails usually available in the lobby at reasonable prices and sometimes you can go backstage after the show to get autographs and pics with performers.... 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! We've just announced our 2018-2018 Broadway Subscription Series and we have some terrific shows coming. Now is a great time to subscribe. If concerts or other types of theatrical events are what you prefer, we're always adding new shows. Check out our website and be sure to sign up for our email list so you... More 

West Boylston
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to seeing the show Shen Yun and was so happy to see that they were coming to Worcester! The Hanover Theatre is beautiful - everything about it is lovely - with one major exception ----- the seating. I purchased the $80 seats - which are in the balcony - but what a disappointment. The show was... More 

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TheHanoverTheatre, The Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review

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 dating back to the theatre's conversion to a movie palace in the 1960's, when orchestra seating was altered to... More 

Leicester, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You go for the acts/performers. As a venue, the outside is visually appealing and when you step inside, you are pleased. The sound and sight lines are good. My only issue are the upper seats; old and cramped. If you're over 6' tall, you will be shifting in your seat all night which takes away from the experience.

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TheHanoverTheatre, The Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review. We apologize if you were cramped in your seats. Our balcony seating remains as originally constructed in 1926, and offers legroom comparable to most historic venues. Our orchestra seating level offers the most legroom dating back to the theatre's conversion to a movie palace in the 1960's, when orchestra seating was altered to make... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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TheHanoverTheatre, The Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are happy to be able to bring world class shows and events to Worcester. If you haven't already, please be sure to go to our website and sign up for our mailing list so you can be one of the first to find about what we have coming up at The Hanover Theatre. More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 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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TheHanoverTheatre, The Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued support of our Broadway series. Watch for our big announcement about the 2017-2018 Broadway series coming soon. You won't be disappointed! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 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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TheHanoverTheatre, The Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review

Thanks for the glowing review! We can't wait to tell you about the shows that we have lined up for our 2017-2018 Broadway series. Watch for the big announcement coming soon! Always be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date list of upcoming shows and events. More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 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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TheHanoverTheatre, The Marketing Department at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed the show and the rest of your experience here at the theatre. We have lots of exciting shows and events to look forward to in the coming months. Be sure to check our website for a complete list. And watch for an big announcement coming soon for information on the... More 

Westborough, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 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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104 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 

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