Education/OutreachThe Hanover Theatre is a center where all can relish the performing arts. The theatre is enhancing the city by providing a world-class facility for local, national, and international performing artists. In addition, The Hanover Theatre provides opportunities for community and educational enrichment through a variety of outreach programs.
Programs Include:Community Fundraising Assistance
The Hanover Theatre will support the fundraising efforts of local schools and non-profit organizations by donating two tickets to a performance at the theatre. Schools and non-profits must submit a letter of request on the organization's letterhead to The Hanover Theatre. Letters must include the name and date of the fundraising event, address to which they would like the certificate mailed, and the organization's non-profit tax ID number. Donations are limited to one pair of tickets per year per organization. For more information, contact Brendan Donnellan, Box Office Associate at email@example.com.
Discounted Group Tickets
For groups of 20 or more, The Hanover Theatre typically offers a discount of 10% or more off tickets for select shows. For more information, please contact Brian Burke, Assistant Box Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Outreach Committee
The Hanover Theatre Education Outreach Committee was formed to foster a relationship with students and educators in the community. This committee consists of members of the Worcester Public Schools and Worcester College Consortium as well as members of local non-profits and businesses looking to provide support for educational programs.
Hanover Theatre's Internship Program offers excellent opportunities for college and high school students. The theatre will offer a variety of internships in or related to the world of performing arts, including Customer Service, Development, Marketing & P.R., Operations, and Management. This professional work experience can help students fulfill requirements, as well as learn in a hands on environment. Postings for internships can be found on the College of Worcester Consortium website or applications can be requested through special arrangement.
The Hanover Theatre has begun to offer student matinee performances on select shows. Occasionally, Study Guides are also available in order to help both students and educators to prepare for what they will be seeing on stage. These guides contain background material on the show, and include educational activities to enhance the classroom experience before entering the theatre. Please contact the box office for a current list of student matinee performances.
On select shows, our student rush discount allows students to purchase tickets at the box office on the night of the performance for select shows at up to 50% off. This program is geared towards college students, but is also available for high school students presenting a student ID. Please contact the box office for more information.
Unum Student Critic Program
Do you know a high school student who enjoys the arts and loves to write? Someone who has a critical eye and isnít afraid to speak their mind? The Unum Student Critic Program is an educational workshop that will involve a select group of high school students from local schools. During our 2012-2013 season, students selected through an application process will attend writing workshops with a professional theatre critic as well as seven (7) Broadway shows throughout the season. Following each session, students will write a full-length review based on their experience. This program aims to expose local youth to the arts and improve their writing and comprehension skills. If you or someone you know if interested, download the application from the link below. Contact Meghan Patrick, Director of Education with questions.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Youth Summer Program
Each summer, we produce our annual Youth Summer Program designed for students ages 12-18. Classes focusing on music, drama, and dance as well as rehearsals for the final production are held daily from 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday during 3 weeks in July. At the end of the three weeks, students present three performances of a full-scale Broadway musical.
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For more information on any of our Education and Outreach Programs, please contact Meghan Patrick, Operations Manager at Meghan@thehanovertheatre.org