The 2,300-seat Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts?which was built in 1904?underwent a massive renovation in 2002, restoring historic details and adding modern amenities. With seats in the upper balcony, guests enjoy vistas of the theater's elegant chandelier, gilt-etched walls, and ornate fourth wall.
For more than 50 years, Boston Ballet has been wowing enthusiastic audiences with their lively theater and dance productions, floating through choreographed works like Cinderella and Romeo & Juliet. In 2009, the graceful dancers made their way from the nearby Wang Center to their now-permanent performance home at the 2,500 seat Boston Opera House, although hopeful prima ballerinas still receive their training at the nearby five-story Boston Ballet School – the largest of its kind in the nation – in Boston’s South End. The holiday season officially kicks off in the city when the Boston Ballet announces its beloved performance schedule for their timeless production The Nutcracker.
Intimate evenings of music snuggle comfortably into the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, whose Cabaret Series won Connecticut Magazine's Best Cabaret award in 2011 and 2012. Candlelit tabletops exude a cozy nightclub ambiance around a cabaret stage topped with six acclaimed acts each year and a fresh coat of peanut butter each night. The University of Connecticut brings many more acts to its larger main stage, with a special emphasis on jazz and classical luminaries and music and dance from all corners of the globe.