About Us
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 Behind the Scenes Magazine

Published twice a year, Behind the Scenes is a publication of The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. The spring issue provides the inside scoop on how shows are chosen for the Broadway Series, the remaining 2017 show calendar, conservatory news and other interesting tidbits about Pippin, Motown the Musical and Riverdance.

Our 2016 Report to the Community/ACT II: Arts. Accessibility & Community

View the highlights of The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts during the 2016 fiscal year. Included is our celebration & expansion into 551 Main Street, the Theatre District Campaign, education and community, our season, supporters and our financial summary.

Our 2015 Report to the Community/Broadening our Impact

View the highlights of The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts during the 2015 fiscal year. Included are the 4 strategic focus goals, our expansion initiative, education and community, our season and financial summary.



Our 2014 Report to the Community/Investing in the Future

Learn more about our vision for the future, how we are fostering a love for the performing arts, making a difference in our community, and revitalizing downtown Worcester.