Eight-time Tony Award®-winning musical Once is coming to our stage February 2nd - 5th. Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once features the Academy Award-winning song “Falling Slowly” and is an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all. Tickets are still available. Read on to learn how you can save 30% on tickets.

There is still time to register for the Winter-Spring semester of classes in the conservatory. The semester runs through May 8th. With classes in acting, music and dance as well as technical theatre and stage design, there is something for students of all ages. Master classes and private lessons are also available. Click here for a full list of classes.

See you at the theatre,


Lisa Condit
Director of Marketing & PR

P.S. Congratulations to Helaine K. for winning a pair of tickets to see John Cleese on January 20th. Check out our contests and promotions page for more chances to win prizes and save on tickets.

Once the Musical

Feb 2 - 5

Save 30% on group tickets of 10 or more to the opening night performance of Once on February 2nd. Tickets start under $30 and include an exclusive VIP invitation to a pre-show reception at British Beer Company!

Contact Diane Pieciak, to reserve your tickets.

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This Friday Audience Q&A with John Cleese

January 20
Don’t miss your chance to see the man who has achieved nothing short of comedy royalty in this thrill-of-a lifetime evening.

Living comedy legend John Cleese is coming to our stage for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A. Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only are requested, please.

John will tell stories of his life and career, and you just may finally find out the air-speed of an unladen swallow. Before John silly walks his way onto the stage, the excitement will build as the audience watches Monty Python and the Holy Grail in its entirety on the big screen.

*Coconuts not included in ticket price.

CIRQUE DREAMS Jungle Fantasy

January 26 - 27

CIRQUE DREAMS Jungle Fantasy is an exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations that are brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians.

Enter to win 1 month of free gymnastics classes at the Shrewsbury Elite Gymnastics Academy and tickets to see the show.

Two Great Concerts

Get ready to rock with The Hanover Theatre during two exciting live concert events coming later this month. On January 28, take a musical journey back in time through the 60s, 70s and 80s when “Decades Rewind” comes to the theatre with an 8-piece rock band and 6 brilliant rocking vocalists.

“Elvis Lives” is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life featuring winners from Elvis Presley Enterprises' worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. “Elvis Lives” takes the stage on January 31.

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Worcester Center for Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts and Conservatory. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.