Little Theatre

62 Harvard Street,
Worcester, MA 01609

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Architects: Frederic Charles Hirons

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Little Theatre

The Little Theatre, located in the rear of the 1933 Worcester Memorial Auditorium at Lincoln Square, has in the decades since then been used as a performance venue, recital hall, cinema. Like the much larger Worcester Memorial, to which it is attached, it has been closed for several decades apart from occasional tours.

Contributed by Gerald DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on May 9, 2018 at 2:06 pm

An unattributed comment I found a while back regarding some history of this theatre: “Historical dramas in Arabic were performed until the mid-1930s, when Arabic films rented from New York replaced them. These films were shown in the downtown Little Theatre adjoining the Worcester Memorial Auditorium (now Worcester AUD) until the early 1950s.”

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on May 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm

“Can Worcester’s Little Theatre be saved?”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 10, 2018 at 12:33 am

The Worcester Memorial Auditorium was designed by New York architect Frederic Charles Hirons in collaboration with the Worcester firm L. W. Briggs Company (Lucius Wallace Briggs.)

The “Little Theatre” sign is still in place above the entrance to the house. The approximate address would be 62 Harvard Street.

davidcoppock on May 10, 2018 at 5:18 am

A lot of seats for a little theatre.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on May 10, 2018 at 12:09 pm

This venue is not to be confused with the Little Theatre on the nearby campus of WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute,) in Sanford Riley Hall.

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