Venue Rentals

Experience grand elegance in a sophisticated setting when you host your next special occasion in one of The Hanover Theatre’s many event spaces.

hanover theatre auditorium from back.

Immerse your guests in the history and grandeur of The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts.

Old-World Charm Meets Modern Amenities

Each of our event spaces combines the historic beauty of the theatre with modern, state-of-the-art technology to create a stunning, memorable setting for your next event. From fundraising to networking, private receptions to celebrations, we can’t wait to help you create memories you’ll cherish for years to come.

In Our Event Center

Accessible through our 551 Main Street entrance, guests with disabilities have  accessibility to both of our newest function rooms.  Our two modern and unique event rooms can accommodate groups of 40-250.  The catering kitchen supports both function rooms with easy access to and from the theatre’s upper lobby.

The Curtis Room provides a lovely space with high ceilings, great lighting and a projector and screen for all your AV needs for your next business meeting. Appropriate for seated or standing receptions or meetings, the Curtis Room is conveniently located off the promenade for easy access into the theatre. With a private entrance and private bathrooms, it’s the perfect space to impress your guests.

The McDonough Room is a large and modern space that is appropriate for groups of up to 250. The room hosts a projector and screen with all your AV needs, including colored lighting available upon request. Guests can arrive at their own private entrance, use the private restrooms and have easy access to the theatre if attending a show. Wonderful for all events ranging from weddings to business meetings, the McDonough Room is appropriate for seated social or business functions, as well as standing receptions.

In Our Historic Theatre: For Intimate Events

The Modern Lobby is a bright and open space with beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Francis R. Carroll Plaza. Sitting right inside the box office doors and a few steps down from the Historic Lobby, the Modern Lobby is the perfect space for a meeting or cocktail reception. It is appropriate for seated functions or standing receptions.

The historic Franklin Square Salon 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. This intimate space is perfect for a private meeting or gathering, or even a holiday dinner with friends and family.

The Mary C. DeFuedis Bridge is a private space overlooking the Modern Lobby and the glass wall of windows looking out on the Francis R. Carroll Plaza. With an elegant bar and ambient lighting, the space is intimate enough for a cocktail reception but large enough to accommodate a dinner reception. It is appropriate for seated functions or standing reception.

In Our Historic Theatre: For Larger Occasions

Delight your guests with the stunning chandeliers, antique mirrors, our grand staircase and beautifully crafted granite bar of the Historic Lobby. Many architectural features in this space are even original to the building. Step back into grand elegance in this unique space situated directly off the orchestra level of the theatre’s auditorium. It is appropriate for seated functions or standing receptions of up to 150 guests.

The Grand 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. It is appropriate for seated functions up to 200 or receptions up to 300 guests.

Let your event take center stage! The theatre’s auditorium is our largest and most creative space. Our 17 crystal chandeliers, including our famous seven-foot grand chandelier, provide the spotlight for your special event. The stage is appropriate for groups of up to 300. The theatre auditorium seats approximately 2,300 people, which is perfect for large corporate presentations and trade shows.

tray of red cocktails in champagne flutes.

Our Additional Amenities Include:

  • Courteous, trained and professional staff
  • Accessible event spaces
  • On-site ATMs
  • Multiple catering kitchens
  • Ample nearby parking* and easy access to public transportation
  • Box office option to sell tickets to your event*
  • Private bathrooms for function spaces
  • Historic tours available for your guests*
  • Memorable photo opportunities

*Extra fee may apply

tables and chairs set out for a corporate dinner on a stage.

Which Space is Most Appropriate for My Event?

Entertain 40 to 2,300 guests in the grandeur of the theatre. Our beautiful event spaces can host a range of guest list sizes, from intimate family gatherings to charity galas. We encourage you to contact us to learn more about how we can customize your chosen space to fit any and all of your needs.


Do you require a deposit?

In order to guarantee the date of your event, The Hanover Theatre requires a signed contract and a non-refundable deposit. The balance is due within 30 days of the final reconciled invoice.

How do you price events and rentals? What does the price include?

Function space pricing varies according to the event type. Pricing includes facility use, staff and cleaning. As agreed upon with the function coordinator, additional service expenses may include:

  • Rented furniture
  • Rented equipment
  • Police detail
  • Security personnel
  • EMT
  • Personnel overtime
  • Parking

Can you recommend caterers and vendors for hire?

The Hanover Theatre is happy to provide recommendations of preferred caterers and vendors with proven experience at our venue who provide tasteful and attentive services. Bar services, bartenders, stationary and/or portable bars are available in each event space.

What are your production and audiovisual capabilities like?

The Hanover Theatre staff is ready to create the ultimate experience for you and your guests with our state-of-the-art sound, lighting and AV technology.

Do you allow decorations?

Our facility does allow temporary decorations; permanent fixtures and/or adhesives are not permitted. These include duct tape, glue, nails, stickers or pins. Also, the use of confetti, feathers, glitters and rose petals as decorative items are not permitted. Please discuss your decor with the function coordinator if you have further questions.

The building is spectacular and rich with history, with so many options space-wise. It has been a terrific experience. The theatre is professional, friendly and terrifically accommodating!

John Lawrence, Owner, Pepper’s Artful Events

The Hanover Theatre’s undivided attention to detail has made the theatre a must for your next event location.

Derek Grillo, Owner, Struck Catering

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Give your guests an occasion to remember by hosting your next event at The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory.

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