City of Worcester, Massachusetts

Arts & Culture

There's always something happening in Worcester, the creative city! Music and theater flourish at Mechanics Hall and the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. Museums including the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester Historical Museum and EcoTarium regularly schedule special exhibitions and present a variety of fun and educational programs for all ages. Edgy galleries including  ARTSWorcester and Worcester Windows feature work by both new and established artists.

So whether you're looking for performing arts or visual arts, cultures past or present, you're sure to find them in Worcester. Get creative!

Welcome to the WOO

Let us WOO You! Get your WOO Card to start saving cash at more than sixty area cultural venues, restaurants, retailers and more throughout Worcester County! Earn WOO  loyalty points to win prizes. Where will you WOO? 


Join us for a community wide online giving challenge on Tuesday, May 6th, Greater Worcester Gives - hosted by Greater Worcester Community Foundation which seeks to inspire as many people as possible to support local nonprofit organizations during a 24-hour period, with the end goal being to goal to raise unrestricted dollars for the nonprofit organizations that serve our community. Additional details available here.


#Shop WOO

Take the pledge to shop local, not just for the holidays but everyday! Shop local, shop WOO! Make the pledge at a myriad of area creative businesses and shops, and be rewarded when you do! Click here for details.


The City of Worcester is one of just three communities in the United States selected to share a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant  to study and measure the links between arts-based learning, best corporate practices, STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math) innovation and economic competitiveness. Read more


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