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Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts — Historical Restorations and Renovation, Worcester, MA

Renovations and restoration of this historic theater has turned the Theatre for the Performing arts into a state-of-the-art venue equipped for large theatrical and musical performances. Project scope included revealing and renovating the old façade, enhancing the lobby with a 40-foot glass atrium, restoring the original 2,000 seat configuration, expanding the stage and upgrading mechanical, lighting and sound systems.


Size: 58,400 Square Feet
Schedule: 19 months
Contract Type: Construction Manager-at-Risk
Owner: Hanover Theatre
Architect: Lamoureux Pagano Associates


Preservation of a historical, early twentieth-century (1904) Thomas Lamb theatre in downtown City of Worcester.

Astute planning and execution ensured the renovations met the milestone occupancy date.

Advanced preconstruction studies of structural systems and historical restoration methodologies.

Team-oriented value management reviews conducted during each design phase identified lower-cost design alternatives that maintained both quality and the schedule

Minimized disruptions to surrounding businesses through extensive coordination.

Awards: National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award; J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation; Preservation Massachusetts Paul E. Tsongas Award; New England Theatre Conference Regional Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theatre; Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts – Historical Restorations & Renovation


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