The Hanover Theatre is a center where all can relish the performing arts. The theatre is enhancing the city by providing a world-class facility for local, national, and international performing artists. In addition, The Hanover Theatre provides opportunities for community and educational enrichment through a variety of outreach programs.
In 2017, we entered our fourth season of the Adopt-A-School program. The Hanover Theatre partnered with the national tour of Motown the Musical to expand our program to a second Worcester public school. Burncoat High School, located in downtown Worcester, has a student population of 1,000 individuals, many of whom are economically disadvantaged and experience live theatre for the very first time through this initiative.
As we seek innovative ways to fulfill our mission of fostering a love and appreciation for the performing arts in audiences of today and tomorrow, Motown the Musical presented the perfect opportunity for us to collaborate with school administrators and teachers on a curriculum-based arts integration program. Over a period of three weeks, all Burncoat High School students participated in lessons within every subject that incorporated Motown the Musical's themes, historical and sociological elements, artistic aspects and musical score.
Students in the performing arts department trained to perform a musical number from the show. Dance captains from the national tour made a visit to the school to offer coaching to the students. During the finale of the Wednesday night performance, students performed this choreography in the aisles. In addition, cast members from the show visited the school, spoke with the students and saw the amazing work happening in classrooms in preparation for the show.
The program was made possible by the theatre’s Access to the Arts Fund. Learn more about the program.
Community fundraising assistance
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts 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.
Discounted group tickets
For groups of 10-15 or more (depending on the show), The Hanover Theatre typically offers a group discount of 10% or more off of tickets.
For more information on group sales, contact:
Daniella Marie, group sales brand ambassador
firstname.lastname@example.org or 508.471.1763