The Hanover Theatre is accessible for everyone.

An enjoyable visit for everyone

Wheelchair accessibility:

Wheelchair SymbolParking spaces immediately in front of the theatre and adjacent to the Federal Courthouse on Southbridge Street are reserved for vehicles displaying a handicapped parking permit; the Worcester Police detail stationed in front of the theatre will be happy to assist you.  An elevator provides access to lower and upper lobbies, and orchestra and balcony seating. Accessible bathrooms are located on each level.  Spaces in the theatre are reserved near the front of the orchestra for patrons who use wheelchairs and for their ambulatory companions.

American Sign Language:

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The Hanover Theatre is pleased to offer ASL interpretation at a select number of performances.  ASL interpretation allows deaf and hearing impaired patrons to experience the joys of live theater through the use of ASL interpreters throughout the show.

Audio description:

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The Hanover Theatre is pleased to offer a limited number of audio described performances in collaboration with the Audio Journal.  Audio description allows blind and low-vision audience members to experience all of the wonderment and subtle nuances that live theater has to offer.  Audio described performances are made possible through the generosity of the Memorial Foundation for the Blind and the Audio Journal.  For more information regarding audio description, contact The Hanover Theatre box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469).

Audio description and ASL interpretation is available during these select performances:

11/12  Enhanced audio descriptive services provided by Audio Journal during the 1pm performance.

12/17 - Enhanced audio descriptive services and ASL interpretation  will be offered at the 4pm performance.
 
12/31  Enhanced audio descriptive services provided by Audio Journal during the 1pm performance.
12/31  ASL interpretation will be offered at the 1pm performance. 
 
2/25  Enhanced audio descriptive services provided by Audio Journal during the 1pm performance.
2/25  ASL interpretation will be offered at the 6:30pm performance. 
 
3/18  Enhanced audio descriptive services provided by Audio Journal during the 1pm performance.
3/18  ASL interpretation will be offered at the 6:30pm performance. 
 
4/8  Enhanced audio descriptive services provided by Audio Journal during the 1pm performance.
4/8  ASL interpretation will be offered at the 6:30pm performance. 
 
4/15  Enhanced audio descriptive services provided by Audio Journal during the 1pm performance.
4/15  ASL interpretation will be offered at the 6:30pm performance. 
 
5/20  Enhanced audio descriptive services provided by Audio Journal during the 1pm performance.
5/20  ASL interpretation will be offered at the 6:30pm performance. 

Assistive listening devices:

Devices are available at the box office. You will be asked to leave your driver's license as a deposit when borrowing an assistive listening device.  After the performance, return the listening device and retrieve your license at the lobby concierge desk. 

Sensory-friendly A Christmas Carol:

Once again, The Hanover Theatre is proud to be working with the New England Chapter of Autism Speaks to host a sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol.  This performance is intended as a unique theatre experience for individuals and families impacted by autism.  The performance will happen in a supportive, judgment-free environment, and other accommodations of support will be provided, including a quiet area if individuals and families need a break from the experience and trained staff and volunteers to assist with patrons’ needs.  We encourage all those impacted by autism to join us.