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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
+1 860-987-5900
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Beautiful, classic theater

This is an architectural gem. One of the great old theater buildings that has been well maintained... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DocSag
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Stamford, Connecticut
A Theatrical Gem!

Our visit to the Bushnell proved to make for a wonderful evening. If you haven't been, go! We were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AndrewBeach
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Connecticut
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Connecticut's leading venue for the performing arts is known for its community programs and being an important advocate of music, dance and theatrical productions.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
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"broadway shows"
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"across the street"
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"jersey boys"
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"great place to see a show"
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"art deco"
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"beautiful venue"
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"free parking"
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"light dinner"
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"facial expressions"
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"joe bonamassa"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an architectural gem. One of the great old theater buildings that has been well maintained but updated with some modern & necessary facilities. Plenty of parking on the street or in lots directly across the street. The walls & ceiling are gorgeous; my...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to the Bushnell proved to make for a wonderful evening. If you haven't been, go! We were delighted to arrive and find free parking in the surface parking lot just across the street. The lobby, in the new portion of the building, is...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

My wife won these tickets at a charity auction, and they were worth every penny! We sat in the back of the orchestra, right in front of Mr. and Mrs. Claus (I think Santa kicked my seat to be sure I was awake coming off...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

It won't take you long to discover where is the real center hub of Hartford ! I have seen many, many productions here especially our annual "A Christmas Carol" With my school and several guests. Be sure to get good seats-- the cheep seats will...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I have been to the Bushnell, but not in many years. My daughter and I were attending the Harry Potter event, showing the movie with a live orchestra playing the music. We dressed up and made it a special night. Not disappointed at all! The...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

My husband and I attended a performance of Les Miserables and it was not only a wonderful performance but a beautiful setting. The Bushnell is a gem. Easy parking and the staff is very helpful and welcoming. Next time we are going to plan a...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We recently saw Finding Neverland and everyone enjoyed it(2 adults/4 children). We are new season ticket holders and look forward to the entire Broadway season. Parking was easy-- free and right across the street. The entire staff was so friendly, from the cafe to the...More

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

My wife and I have driver her from out of state a number of times for different plays and events. The seating is a bit tight but the décor is very nice. The staff is pleasant and there is adequate parking, including valet.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I was initially disappointed with the sound quality in the balcony section for the Neil Gaiman show- not quite loud enough and very difficult to understand. My husband and I voiced our concerns and were immediately reseated in the mezzanine section where the discussion could...More

Thank Cindi A
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We came here 7/10 for Neil Gaiman. Gaiman himself is an easy 5 stars and was incredibly delightful to listen to. However, it is very hard to listen to someone when the speakers echo the voice. Not to mention the person interviewing Mr. Gaiman had...More

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10 March 2017|
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Response from Booha | Reviewed this property |
I'd park right across the street. In a crowded day, park in the far side of the lot, nose out, and exit in the opposite side. If not crowded, then park as close as possible, still nose out. If money's not an issue, then... More
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Response from JKulas99 | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I did not see the question until now. Yes, they had wifi there when I went last year.
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