Membership

Support our mission and get the most out of your theatre experience by making a membership donation. 

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Donors have a direct impact on everything we do.

Support our mission

Membership is our thank-you to any donor who makes a gift of $75 or more each year. As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on tax-deductible donations to maintain our historic theatre, underwrite our school and community engagement programs, provide need-based conservatory scholarships, and even support our mainstage season–ticket sales only cover a portion of the cost for these activities.

In return, we gratefully offer members an array of benefits that will enhance your experience every time you walk through our doors, from advance notice of new shows and invitations to behind-the-scenes events, to complimentary parking and access to the historic Franklin Square Salon (for Franklin Square Society Members). 

The Hanover Theatre was created with tremendous support from the community, and our members continue that legacy with their annual contributions – their investment makes our work possible, and that is something to celebrate.

Membership Options

We offer a variety of options to enable you to maximize the impact of your generosity.

Membership Levels

Your support at any level has a direct impact

  • Friend ($75-$149)
  • Patron ($150-$299)
  • Associate ($300-$599)
  • Supporter ($600-$1,199)
  • Franklin Square Society ($1,200+)

Friend, Patron, Associate, Supporter Benefits

Tiers Friend Patron Associate Supporter
$75-$149 $150-$299 $300-$599 $600-
$1,199
Early access to buy tickets to most shows ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Gourmet Partner Discounts ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Membership Cards 1 2 2 2
Recognition on website ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Invitation to special member events (incl. historical tours) ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Recognition in Annual Report ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Recognition in Broadway Programs ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Free Silent Movie Tickets (Divided between 2 films per year) 4 8 8
Guest passes for Myrtle Street Parking & Franklin Square Salon 2 2
Tickets to A Christmas Carol Dress Rehearsal ticket icon.

Franklin Square Society Benefits

Tiers Producer Director Celebrity Encore
$1,200-$2,499 $2,500-
$4,999
$5k-$9,999 $10k+
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Gourmet Partner Discounts ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Membership Cards 2 4 4 4
Recognition on website ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Invitation to special member events (incl. historical tours) ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Recognition in Annual Report ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Recognition in Broadway Programs ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Free Silent Movie Tickets (Divided between 2 films per year) 8 8 8 8
Guest passes for Myrtle Street Parking & Franklin Square Salon 6 12 20 30
Tickets to A Christmas Carol Dress Rehearsal ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
First opportunity to buy tickets for most shows ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Private hotline for tickets & customer service ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Free parking in Myrtle Street lot for most shows ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Private entrance & event check-in ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Complimentary bar service ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Complimentary tickets to member recognition night 2 4 4 6
Employee discount program (Corporate members only) ticket icon. ticket icon. ticket icon.
Recognition on Lobby Monitors ticket icon. ticket icon.

Become a Sustaining Member

Sustaining members are a special group of supporters who have made an ongoing monthly or annual pledge, with payments deducted automatically through their preferred payment method. Sustaining memberships can be a convenient way to make a larger commitment by spacing out payments over time or to skip an annual renewal process. Most of all, they are a wonderful way to demonstrate your support for The Hanover Theatre and for the performing arts in Worcester.  

We feel fortunate to be able to support the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, not only annually as members of the Franklin Square Society, but by being members of the 1926 Legacy Society. By doing so, we trust that the efforts of The Hanover Theatre will continue to enhance the community, not only through its productions and programs, but also by creating a truly bright spot in the city of Worcester.

Bob and Myra McAnulty

Membership FAQs

What is a sustaining membership? 

By committing to a sustaining membership, your pledge will be automatically deducted from your payment method and roll over year after year. Additionally, starting at the Associate level, monthly payment plans are available to sustaining members only.

How does a sustaining membership benefit the theatre?

Help us cut down on administrative and environmental costs by saving paper, postage and time. Also, sustaining membership helps provide the theatre with consistent financial support.

Can I change my debit or credit card on file? 

Yes! To change your card on file, please call Veronica Bailey, development operations manager, at 508.471.1772. Or, email membership@thehanovertheatre.org.

Who do I contact if I have not received my membership card and materials? 

If you have not received your membership materials, please call Veronica Bailey, development operations manager, at 508.471.1772. Or, email membership@thehanovertheatre.org.

How can I increase my yearly or monthly pledge? 

To make any changes to your pledge amount, please call Veronica Bailey, development operations manager, at 508.471.1772. Or, email membership@thehanovertheatre.org.

Contributions from individuals, organizations and businesses play a vital role in our efforts to bring the best in performance to Worcester, present the stories and sounds that reflect our community, and make the arts accessible to all. Donations at every level are truly meaningful and we are honored by the commitment of those who choose to invest in our work and our community. 

  All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Become a Member Today

Your donation has a direct impact on every aspect of our mission and on the performing arts in our community.

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