Experience Grand Elegance in a Sophisticated Setting
2 Southbridge Street • Worcester, MA 01608 • TheHanoverTheatre.org/about/venue-rentals/
Choose from a variety of unique spaces for your one of a kind event 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 your 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 cocktail parties, wedding ceremonies or receptions, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, university events, galas, corporate meetings or presentations, retirement parties, intimate gatherings or any other event you want to remember for years to come.
“Events at The Hanover Theatre are in a word, magical! The building is spectacular and rich with history, with so many options space-wise for parties or events of any size, corporate or private. As an event caterer, we have had the pleasure of working with the function team for many years, and it has always been a terrific experience. They are professional, friendly and terrifically accommodating!” - Pepper’s Artful Events
Grand Spaces for Any Occasion 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 from 20-250. Catering kitchen supports both function rooms with easy access to the theatre’s upper lobby.
Jeanne Y. Curtis Room The Curtis Room provides a lovely space with high ceilings and diffused natural lighting. It includes a projector and screen to accomodate all your AV needs. 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. The room hosts a projector and screen for 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 cocktail receptions to business meetings.
Old-world charm meets state-of-the-art appeal
Historic Theatre The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts was originally built in 1904 and reopened in 2008. It is a winner of a National Trust for Historic Preservation Award for its renovation and restoration, which combines grand elegance in a sophisticated setting. Experience the best of both worlds here in the heart of New England.
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 theatre auditorium seats approximately 2,300 people which is perfect for large corporate presentations and trade shows.
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, the Modern Lobby is the perfect space for a meeting or cocktail reception. Originally the theatre’s entrance, the historic lobby space 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.
Historic Events with Modern Amenities Grand Promenade The 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.
Mary C. DeFuedis Pavilion Enjoy this 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.
Franklin Square Salon The historic salon is the only area of the building which remains from 1904. The room is fully furnished with two small sofas, coffee tables and additional period-inspired seating. The Franklin Square Salon also features an alluring fireplace covered in the original green tiles and a large window securing the only remaining piece of stained glass from the original casing. This intimate space is perfect for a private meeting or gathering. Rotating contemporary artwork is provided courtesy of Arts Worcester.
Seating & Event Capacity Chart
Additional Amenities •
Courteous, trained and professional staff
Multiple catering kitchens
Ample nearby parking*
Box office ticketing services
Private bathrooms for function spaces
Historic tours available for your guests*
Memorable photo opportunities * extra fee may apply
Frequently Asked Questions Deposits and Payments 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 thirty days of the final reconciled invoice.
Pricing Function space pricing varies according to event type. Pricing includes facility use, staff and cleaning. Additional service expenses may include rented furniture or equipment, police detail, security personnel, EMTs, personnel overtime and parking as agreed upon with the function coordinator.
Beverage Service, Catering and Vendors 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.
Production and Audio Visual Capabilities 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.
Temporary Decorations Our facility does allow temporary decorations. However, 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.
Contact: Jackie Dillman, Function Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 508.471.1799 TheHanoverTheatre.org/about/venue-rentals Please fill out our online questionaire so that we may better serve you and your special event needs.
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“Our experience in working with the team at The Hanover Theatre has always been first class. Their renovation of new event space and their undivided attention to detail has made the theatre a must for your next event location.” ~ Derek Grillo, Owner, Struck Catering
2 Southbridge Street • Worcester, MA 01608 • TheHanoverTheatre.org/ function-spaces Worcester Center for Performing Arts is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which owns and operates The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.