The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608

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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 Nutcracker

    "The coming together of a ballet school's dance company, an orchestra and a great venue, in a significant artistic...

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    Fri, Nov 23 - Sun, Nov 25, 2018

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  • ELF The Musical

    "A splashy, peppy, sugar-sprinkled holiday entertainment!" - The New York Times "ELF is happy enough for families,...

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    Thu, Nov 29 - Sun, Dec 2, 2018

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  • Michael McDonald's Season of Peace: Holiday and Hits Tour

    With a career that encompasses five Grammys®, numerous chart successes and personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations...

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    Thu, Dec 6, 2018

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  • 2018 Holiday Pops Tour

    Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the...

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    Fri, Dec 7, 2018

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  • A Christmas Carol

    Celebrate the holiday season with New England's largest production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by The Hanover Theatre's...

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    Sat, Dec 15 - Sun, Dec 23, 2018

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