Campus Center, Second Floor- Leicester
964 Main Street
Leicester, Ma 01524
New England’s second largest city is teeming with a diverse array of exciting social, cultural, and recreational offerings. Becker College’s Worcester Campus is situated in the heart of all the action. The Becker community is encouraged to explore the many fun and entertaining offerings found right here in our neighborhood.
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The recently renovated Hanover Theatre seats 2,300 patrons and hosts nationally known musicians, comedians, and Broadway national touring companies, and also provides a local outlet for community-based artists and organizations. This is an incredible venue in which to enjoy any performance.Visit the Hanover Theatre website
This all-ages venue is widely revered as the mecca for heavy metal fans in New England. Some of the artists who have performed at the Palladium include 311, 50 Cent, Blink 182, Busta Rhymes, Cypress Hill, Bob Dylan, Foo Fighters, Fuel, Garbage, Wu-Tang Clan, Moby, O.A.R, Korn, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.Visit the Palladium website
Mechanics Hall is recognized internationally as one of the world’s great concert halls for its awe-inspiring beauty and impeccable acoustics. Its 19th-century elegance and state-of-the-art audio/visual system qualifies this venue as unique. Mechanics Hall hosts a robust season of programming—from classical to contemporary—including the ever-popular (and free) Brown Bag Lunchtime Series. Mechanics Hall hosted the inauguration of President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. on September 16, 2011.Visit the Mechanics Hall website
Established in 1854, Elm Park is widely regarded as America’s oldest municipal park. Located a stone’s throw from the Worcester Campus, Elm Park is one of Worcester’s most scenic destinations. In the warmer months, visitors can enjoy a free summer concert series hosted every Thursday evening, as well as Art in the Park, a one-of-a-kind public art installation. In the winter months, visitors can go ice skating or snowshoeing.Explore Elm Park
The Worcester Art Museum (WAM) houses over 35,000 works of art representing cultures from around the world, dating from antiquity to present day. WAM opened in 1898 and is the second-largest collection of art in New England. Free tickets are available for Becker College students through the Office of Student Activities.Visit the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) Website
The Higgins Armory Museum is the only museum in the Western Hemisphere solely dedicated to the collection of arms, armor, and art. It offers a step back in time to medieval days, ancient Greece, and the Renaissance with a spectacular collection that features more than 35 suits of armor and a stunning array of arms, tapestries, stained glass, and majestic ceilings.Visit the Higgins Armory Museum website
Explore 1.5 miles of some of the best dining options Worcester has to offer. Shrewsbury Street’s “Restaurant Row” boasts more than 40 eateries featuring dishes from around the world, including Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Indian—and the best in American cuisine.Learn more about "Resaurant Row" on Shrewsbury Street