Rent one of our function spaces for your special event.

Experience grand elegance in a sophisticated setting

Start planning a memorable event today!

Now there is a way to combine the best of both worlds here in the heart of New England, where old-world charm meets state-of-the-art technology to entertain and engage 40 to 2300 guests.

We're here to help you with:

Special Events
Fundraisers and auctions
Networking and meetings
Private receptions
Cocktail parties
Ceremonies and celebrations
Appreciation events
Holiday parties
Private concerts
Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

Choose from a variety of rental spaces:

2 new function spaces at 551 Main Street
Historic Lobby
The Grand Promenade
Franklin Square Salon
The Hanover Theatre Stage

551 Main Street

551 Main Street includes two brand-new, unique event rooms accommodating groups from 40-250.   Our catering kitchen supports these function rooms with easy access from the theatre’s upper lobby.

Historic Lobby

The Historic Lobby offers stunning historic chandeliers, antique mirrors, our grand staircase and a beautifully crafted granite bar.  This space easily accommodates up to 150 guests.

The Grand Promenade

The promenade overlooks the historic lobby and is a larger function space with accents reminiscent of the 1920s.  With high ceilings and large chandeliers, the promenade provides elegant grandeur for any occasion.  Appropriate for seated functions with up to 200 or receptions with up to 300 guests.

Franklin Square Salon

The Historic Franklin Square Salon is the only area of the building which remains from 1904.  This charming room is typically only available to our VIPs before a show, but is now available for rental at other times.  The room is fully furnished with a bar, two small sofas, coffee tables, and additional period-inspired seating.  The Franklin Square Salon also features an alluring fireplace covered in the original 1904 green tiles and a large window securing the only remaining piece of stained glass from 1904.  Although small, this space is perfect for a private meeting, intimate party, or even a holiday dinner with friends and family!

The Hanover Theatre Stage

The stage is our most creative space with the best view of the theatre.  Let our 17 crystal chandeliers,  including our famous seven-foot grand chandelier, provide the light for your event on center stage.  The stage is appropriate for groups of up to 300.  The theatre seats approximately 2300 people in the audience, which is perfect for large corporate presentations and trade shows.

Additional amenities include:

ATM on-site
Box Office (providing the option to sell tickets to your event)
Rotating artwork courtesy of Arts Worcester
Fully handicap accessible
Twice as many ladies' rooms as men's!
Courteous and professional staff
Historic Tours available for your guests
Theatre Seating for 2300

What our clients are saying:

"Since its opening in 2008, The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts has been host to many events, both large and small, for the WBDC.  As a multi-use facility, the WBDC has also been able to utilize The Hanover Theatre for many events, from our annual business meeting, attended by over 500 members of the Worcester business community, to a smaller community organization meeting.  As one of the true gems of downtown Worcester, The Hanover Theatre is a wonderful venue to host any type of event and showcase all that Worcester has to offer."

- Pam DiScipio, Worcester Business Development Corp.

 “Events at The Hanover Theatre are in a word, magical! The building is spectacular and rich with history, with so many options space-wise for parties or events of any size, corporate or private.  As an event caterer, we have had the pleasure of working with the function team for many years, and it has always been a terrific experience.  They are professional, friendly and terrifically accommodating!”

- Liz O’Neil, Senior Event Designer & Director of Non Profit Events, Pepper’s Fine Catering

Interested parties should contact:

Mark Steina, special events coordinator
508.471.1799 or