A solar powered charger
Sustainability at the Theatre

The Hanover Theatre has made a commitment to be more sustainable.  We want to foster a love of the performing arts for future generations, and we want to be responsible to ensure that the resources we use will also be available for those generations.

Current Sustainability Initiatives

Sustainability is an ongoing effort at the theatre, and we're always looking for ways to do things better.  This year we're focusing on the three R's of sustainability: reduce, reuse, recycle.

Solar Power Resourcing

Solar field and staff in Leicester, MA

The theatre currently sources 80% of its power from a solar farm in Leicester, MA.  Through the agreement, the theatre is able to save money while reducing its carbon footprint.

Exactly how much carbon does the theatre save from entering the atmosphere using solar power?  Based on our energy bills, we've helped stop 865,000 pounds of carbon emissions each year.  That’s about equal to planting 18,000 new trees!

WIndow Tinting Film

Next time you visit the theatre, we hope you'll enjoy the view from our lobby windows, we recently installed a thin window tinting film that's invisible to the human eye.

While it may not seem like much, this film helps improve our insulation, it helps keep sunlight out in the summer and reduces heat loss in the winter.  This gives our facilities operators better control over the heating and cooling system in the theatre and prevents us from wasting energy by constantly adjusting the temperature.

LED Lighting

Can you tell which of our lights we've replaced with LED blubs?  Many of our smaller chandeliers have had their bulbs switched to LEDs.  Our dedicated staff handpicked the new lights to ensure that the theatre would retain its regal ambiance.  LEDs can be found in various other lighting fixtures around the theatre as well.


Our entire theatre is a perfect example of the power of reusing the past.  Many of the theatre's original features were reused during the restoration, and as The Hanover Theatre restores the 551 Main Street building next door, certain materials from the theatre will be incorporated in the design of the new building.