The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608

The Hanover Theatre continues to draw over 197,000 patrons annually with world-class performances and headlining acts including Broadway hits ("Les Misérables," "Jersey Boys"), comedians (Dave Chappelle, Jay Leno, Daniel Tosh), musical acts (Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Donny Osmond) and everything in between ("A Christmas Carol," Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Alton Brown). POLLSTAR consistently ranks The Hanover Theatre as one of the Top Theatres in the World. After eight seasons, the award-winning, historic theatre continues to establish its place as a world-class performing arts venue, acting as a catalyst for the economic development of downtown Worcester. The Hanover Theatre's acquisition of 551 Main Street houses new function space, offices, rental space for a restaurant on the ground floor and The Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts on the lower level. Worcester Center for Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts and Conservatory. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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  • The Capitol Steps presents The Lyin' Kings

    What better time to see the Capitol Steps, the group that put the "mock" in "democracy"?...

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    Wed, Jul 1, 2020

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  • The Moth Mainstage

    Join a community of storytelling where entertainment and enlightenment merge. Hailed as "New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket&...

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    Thu, Aug 27, 2020

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  • Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll Part 3

    On the heels of a successful and crowd-pleasing 2019 engagement, Neil Berg is back with another lineup of hits! With a...

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    Sat, Sep 26, 2020

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  • Ricky Duran

    Join us in the celebration of our local rising star! You watched him pour his heart out on "The...

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    Sat, Oct 10, 2020

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  • Sarah Brightman: HYMN In Concert

    International singing superstar Sarah Brightman is the world's biggest-selling soprano. She pioneered the classical crossover music movement and is famed...

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    Tue, Oct 20, 2020

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