Top 10 things to do around town

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.

 *Photography is used by permission:  Copyright City of Worcester, Mass, and Friends of Newton Hill.

  • DCU Center

    The DCU Center is an indoor arena and convention center complex located in downtown Worcester. The facility hosts a variety of events, including concerts, sporting events, conventions, and more.

    Visit the DCU Center website
  • Hanover Theatre

    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
  • Palladium

    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

    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
  • Elm Park

    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
  • Newton Hill at Elm Park

    Newton Hill is a beautiful green space in the city of Worcester. It offers a disc golf course, a basketball court, hiking trails, a summer concert series, and a 5k cross country series.

    Visit the Friends of Newton Hill Website to learn more.
  • Worcester Sharks

    The DCU center is home to the American Hockey League’s Worcester Sharks, who ended their 2010 season as the Atlantic Division champions. Tickets are reasonably priced, and the rink is less than one mile from campus.

    Visit the Worcester Sharks website
  • Worcester Art Museum

    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
  • Shrewsbury Street: “Restaurant Row”

    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