The Hanover Theatre is pleased to offer ASL interpretation at a select number of performances, generously sponsored by FLEXcon. A limited number of audio described performances are also offered. In addition, The Hanover Theatre hosts a relaxed performance of A Christmas Carol every other year.
Learn more about our accessible performances.
We partner with the Worcester Public Schools to collaborate with school administrators and teachers on a curriculum-based arts integration program. Over a period of three weeks, students from two high schools participate in lessons within every subject that incorporate a Broadway musical’s themes, historical and sociological elements, artistic aspects and musical score. The entire school body attends the show together for free and interacts with the cast in a multitude of ways before, during and after the production. This program is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The McDonough Foundation, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Lamoureux Pagano Associates and The 200 Foundation.
Learn more about our Adopt-A-School Program.
Community Fundraising Assistance
The Hanover Theatre is proud to provide opportunities for community and educational enrichment through our Community Fundraising Assistance Program, which supports the efforts of non profit organizations by donating a limited number of tickets to performances at our theatre. Requests that meet our guidelines and are granted will receive two tickets to a performance based on availability.
If you would like your organization to be considered for a ticket donation, please complete this form. No phone calls, please.
The Hanover Theatre Conservatory awards over $25,000 in scholarships each year for conservatory classes and youth summer programs. Scholarship awards are application-based and determined by financial need.
Creative Movement for Adults with Disabilities
An exciting new project in 2019 is a dance collaboration with the Seven Hills Foundation Aspire Program in Worcester. The Aspire program was developed to better support individuals with disabilities and other significant life challenges. Our Creative Movement class provides three groups with weekly one-hour classes that are fun and interactive, introduce dance movements and rhythm to increase physical awareness and activity and enhance a supportive environment that increases self-esteem. The groups consist of an all-female class, all-male class and coed class of individuals with extensive mobility impairments. This program is funded in part by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
Goddard Scholars Program
Each year, we provide a lecture and workshop series for gifted and talented middle schoolers at Sullivan Middle School. Annually, each 6th, 7th and 8th grade group attends a workshop and event at the theatre.
LEAP (Learning through Education and Arts Partnerships)
Motivational Speakers Program
The Pappas Foundation Student Matinee Series
Learn more about our student matinees.
Partners in Education Program
The WYSH (Worcester Youth Speak Honestly) Project is an innovative program wherein a group of Worcester high school students spend 14 weeks creating an original theatrical production that is based on their life experiences as young people living in Worcester. This program also includes tickets to see a number of the productions at The Hanover Theatre. This program is funded in part by the Worcester Arts Council.