Mission

To foster a love and appreciation for the performing arts in audiences of today and tomorrow.

Our vision

To be the finest performing arts center in New England.

About us

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history of The Hanover Theatre

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts is a 2,300 seat theatre that draws over 197,000 patrons annually with world-class performances and headlining acts including Broadway hits (“Les Misérables,” “Jersey Boys”, Kinky Boots), comedians (Dave Chappelle, Jay Leno, Wanda Sykes, Daniel Tosh), musicians (Neil Young, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Donny Osmond) and everything in between (“A Christmas Carol,” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Alton Brown).  In 2008, the theatre was a winner of a National Trust for Historic Preservation Award for its renovation and restoration of the original 1904 building.  Since its re-opening, POLLSTAR consistently ranks The Hanover Theatre as one of the Top Theatres in the World.  After nine 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.

Read about us in our Behind the Scenes Magazine

Download our 2016 Report to the Community

Board of Directors

Richard W. Lavey, Chair
Dr. Marianne E. Felice, Vice Chair
Charles R. Valade, Treasurer
Kristen Albright, Secretary

Marie A. Angelini            
Tracy Barlok      
Ronald E. Bidinger, DDS
Maureen F. Binienda
Lisa M. Carroll
Joan Crowley
Tarek Elsawy, MD
Joseph D. Freitas
Ivan Green
Steven G. Joseph
Linda S. Larrivee, PhD
Pamela A. Massad, Esq.
Lisa McDonough
Michael V. O'Brien
Mary C. Ritter
Ellen Savickas
Troy Siebels
Carolyn J. Stempler
Thomas J. Sullivan       

Honorary Director
Mary C. DeFeudis   

Founders
Edward P. Madaus
Paul J. Demoga, Esq.    

Board list updated 7/2017