Economic Impact

The Hanover Theatre is a catalyst for the rebirth of downtown Worcester and serves as an example of the positive impact the performing arts can have on the community:

  • Over 800,000 patrons from 350 cities and towns throughout Central Massachusetts & beyond
  • Over $13 million in economic impact to the city of Worcester*
  • Over $900,000 spent annually, helping to promote Worcester as a cultural destination
  • Preserving and maintaining an architecturally significant historic venue
  • Over 220 leadership donors; over 8,000 members and subscribers
  • Over 140 world-class shows and performances annually
  • Partnerships with restaurants and hotels stimulating the local economy
  • Theatre spurs WBDC to create Theatre District and CitySquare to invest in development project
  • Home of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, largest theatre pipe organ in New England


*source: New England Foundation for the Arts, culturecount