Experience Grand Elegance in a Sophisticated Setting
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 2,300 guests. The Hanover Theatre has a variety of special event spaces available to rent for your memorable event! Each space is customizable to fit any need, from fundraising and networking to private receptions and celebrations. We love to host public and private events, including your cocktail party, wedding ceremony or reception, bar/bat mitzvah, university event, gala, corporate meeting or presentation, retirement party, intimate gathering or any other event you want to remember for years to come.
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Create historic events with modern amenities...
In our Event Center
Accessible through our 551 Main Street entrance, guests have handicap 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.
Jeanne Y. Curtis Room: The Curtis Room provides a lovely space with high ceilings and great lighting. It includes a projector and screen with all your AV needs for a business meeting. The space is conveniently located off the promenade for easy access into the theatre. With a private entrance and private bathrooms, it is the perfect space to show off to your guests. Appropriate for seated or standing receptions or meetings.
Myles and C. Jean McDonough Room: 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 private entrance, use the private restrooms and have easy access into the theatre if attending a show. This room is wonderful for all events ranging from weddings to business meetings. It is appropriate for seated social or business functions or standing receptions.
In our Historic Theatre
Modern Lobby: The Modern Lobby is a bright and open space with beautiful floor to ceilings 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.
Historic Lobby: The Historic Lobby offers stunning chandeliers, antique mirrors, our grand staircase and a beautifully crafted granite bar. Many architectural features in this space are 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.
Grand Promenade: 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.
The Hanover Theatre Auditorium and Stage: Your event will take center stage! The theatre’s auditorium is our largest and most creative space. Let 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.
Franklin Square Salon: 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.
Mary C. DeFeudis Bridge: 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.
Additional amenities include:
Courteous, trained and professional staff
Event spaces are handicap accessible
Multiple catering kitchens
Ample nearby parking*
Box office (providing the 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.
For more information, contact:
Christina Olson, function coordinator