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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
+1 860-987-5900
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Nice Venue for Performing Arts

My wife and I have driver her from out of state a number of times for different plays and events... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
An evening with Neil Gaiman

I was initially disappointed with the sound quality in the balcony section for the Neil Gaiman... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cindi A
Franklin, 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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
+1 860-987-5900
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank johnsZ6581KU
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Curious_Chemist
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my 2nd visit to the Bushnell, so this review is about the cafe across from the box office. First of all, everyone working there is lovely! Very friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic. The problem is this: the Bushnell Center sends out emails, encouraging patrons...More

Thank rhodytraveler10
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Great time, three hours, good groups, don't like how the they let people hang almost onstage during all performances. Don't know why they were there but distracting☹️

Thank Beverly61
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Have been several times with DW to see shows. They do sell snacks and drinks before the show and during intermission. The seats are fairly comfortable and the sound and acoustics are good. Being Hartford sometimes the parking and traffic could be a problem. Enjoy...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

When your wife buys tickets for mothers day thinking they are $40 a piece and you check the bank account afterwards and notice they really cost $10.50 each more. Described as a "convenience fee", I'm not so sure what's so convenient about it. It's an...More

Thank markbarkasy
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Having been an historic theatrical venue in Connecticut's capital city for decades, the Bushnell only gets better and more contemporary with age. Sit in awe of this gorgeous art deco auditorium before the show, and then experience a National Tour company of JERSEY BOYS or...More

1  Thank Tony S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

An amazing entertainer. Historic building. Friendly people. Have been many times for different venues.

Thank RGF-The1AndOnly
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We have been in West Hartford for 2+ years having moved from Fairfield County, CT. While living in Fairfield County, we frequently went to see Broadway Plays in NYC. Since our move, we have been going to the Bushnell in Hartford and have been pleasantly...More

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10 June 2016|
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.