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 and 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, the largest theatre pipe organ in New England
 

*source: New England Foundation for the Arts, culturecount