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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
+1 860-987-5900
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Stunning venue

The Bushnell is a wonderful center to enjoy professional entertainment. The architecture and decor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
opatt101uk
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New York City, New York
Love Never Dies!

Outstanding! The show was wonderful and the theater continues to bring in gifted and talented... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
I8025IKdonnal
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East Hartford, 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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“jersey boys” (6 reviews)
“art deco” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
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+1 860-987-5900
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"across the street"
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"jersey boys"
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"art deco"
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"book of mormon"
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"beautiful venue"
in 5 reviews
"free parking"
in 12 reviews
"light dinner"
in 3 reviews
"facial expressions"
in 4 reviews
"broadway show"
in 4 reviews
"including valet"
in 2 reviews
"les miserables"
in 2 reviews
"mezzanine section"
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"during intermission"
in 4 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 7 reviews
"box office"
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"historic building"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bushnell is a wonderful center to enjoy professional entertainment. The architecture and decor is stunning, the people are helpful, and overall the atmosphere is professional and sophisticated. There are a variety of shows that come to the Bushnell, all with the same level of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding! The show was wonderful and the theater continues to bring in gifted and talented troupes who deliver the highest level of performances. There was a major parade in Hartford yesterday; but, one of Hartford’s finest was there to help with traffic and crossing. He...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

the Bushnell remains the top venue for A List shows in Northern CT. In the last couple of months we have seen the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, a Broadway show, and the Illusionists, a magical act, there. All good seating, and easy parking. Glad this place...More

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We saw Bianca del Rio at the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts last Thursday. She was fantastic, the venue was perfect - it was a wonderful night out. Our seats were excellent. Everyone who works at the Bushnell is so pleasant. They were very friendly...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

One of the best plays I have seen, the music sounded just like Whitney Houston. And the acting was great also. I recommend this play to everyone, A great Show !!

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

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

Thank DocSag
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

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

Thank AndrewBeach
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Reviewed November 26, 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 November 16, 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 November 7, 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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Cheryl F
March 28, 2018|
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Response from KMurr66 | Reviewed this property |
I sit in the front mexzanine section. The balcony seats might be difficult for young children to see, but mezzanine is not bad. You are a but higher up, so they will see everything. The Bushnell is a great experience!
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Cheryl F
March 28, 2018|
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Response from GringoAlto2000 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately you will take the risk of being too distant to see Facial features etc. Take into consideration the interest span of your grandkids .. maybe preview the show at home a few times ! Enjoy your lovely family and... More
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ctgerri
March 10, 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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