DCU Center

50 Foster Street


For over three decades, the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts has been recognized as the gathering place for people to experience the finest in entertainment, sporting events and public functions. Hailed as one of the most successful entertainment and convention facilities in the nation, the DCU Center opened its doors in September 1982 with the legendary Frank Sinatra Inaugural Concert. Since then, acts of all musical genres have found their way to the arena stage.

The arena features annual appearances of the top family shows including Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney On Ice and the Harlem Globetrotters. The DCU Center also plays host to a variety of sporting and entertainment events including NCAA Hockey, Holy Cross Basketball, Professional Bull Riders, MIAA High School Basketball Championships, Monster Trucks and more. In addition, the facility is proud home to the American Hockey League franchise, the Worcester Sharks. The Worcester Sharks are owned, operated and affiliated with the San Jose Sharks and host 38 regular season home games.

The facility expanded in 1997 with the opening of an attached state-of-the-art convention center that features panoramic views of downtown Worcester. The complex, described as an architectural gem, added 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, 11 meeting rooms, a 12,144 square foot ballroom (the largest in Central Massachusetts) and a state-of-the-art kitchen. The facility's 100,000-plus square feet of exhibit space is filled by consumer shows, trade shows, conventions, conferences, and other public and private functions year-round.


Robert Howe

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
Great people and service there specially this women that works there I think I heard her name mentioned. Tammy wonderful and very helpful security guard. should have a lot more people like her. and thank you for all your help. And the place is very clean and welcomed there. Thank you staff I will be back

Thomas Rokicki

Monday, June 11, 2018
Two Graduations in one month. First for myself, was a bit cramped and uncomfortable in the tight metal chairs but the DCU center did a good job hosting us. Another graduation for my girlfriend. Hers was very well put together and the employees were sweet. Though I did have a run in with someone who did not fully understand the format of the seating and how to access a certain area of seats. I found my way. The signs are pretty clear.

Kristen Tran

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Really wish there were more concerts here like there used to be in the early 2000s. It's actually a great venue with no real bad seat in the house.

Morgan Varis

Friday, March 2, 2018
I have been to the DCU center for many different shows. My most recent visit was to see Cirque due Soleil Crystal. The show was wonderful and I was happy with pretty much my whole experience. The seating was perfect to see each part of the show. The sound and lighting were very well done, making the experience very enjoyable. I would highly recommend catching a show or concert here.

Phil Auger

Sunday, July 22, 2018
They continue to put up obstructions to viewing events. One week they didn't have them up. It showed how good it could be.

Recent News

Worcester Bridal Show Expo 2015

8th Annual Worcester Bridal Show ExpoThis magnificent event continues to provide couples with all the wedding products and services they'll need to plan the perfect event. Jenks Productions has produced quality bridal expos for over 32 years, so you …

Read More »