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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

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Address: 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06100
Phone Number: 860-987-5900, 888-824-2874
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description: Connecticut's leading venue for the performing arts is known for its...
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.
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The Bushnell is a great place to see a show. Lots of character, an attentive, friendly staff, and a fine selection of shows. Recently saw Mark Twain Tonight and it was another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Bushnell is a great place to see a show. Lots of character, an attentive, friendly staff, and a fine selection of shows. Recently saw Mark Twain Tonight and it was another fantastic time! You can see anything from plays to concerts and plenty of other events as well. Not a bad seat in the house and there are clean... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The glamour inside is beautiful, nicely kept up over the years. Not a bad seat in the house - though I sure would've like to have been closer than the second balcony with my aging eyes! Always come through with terrific shows, can eat before show if you are short on restaurant time. Can get drinks to have during show.... More 

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Sandy Hook
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A beautiful theatre that harkens back to the heydays for Hartford CT. Broadway quality performances for off-Broadway prices. Free parking on weekends across the street. Comfortable seating with excellent views of the stage. Wonderful acoustics. Great family venue.

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selden
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We recently visited the Bushnell for the Mythbusters and the show was great but it was also great to see it in this venue. Beautiful artwork, atmosphere and clean. The staff was helpful and kind. Multiple bathroom locations decreases the wait time during the intermission. Seats were small but we had a great view even from aisle Y in orchestra.... More 

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Tolland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great Holiday show for the kids! Just like the animated version. Good show to introduce the kids to theater being a 90 min show with intermission.

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Milton, Vermont
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful theater with fantastic acoustics. The staff were super nice. Leg room is a little short in the balcony.

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Southington, Connecticut
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36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A treasure that continues to give.. Unlike its stadiums that lose their luster in ten years if so (except Fenway of course). The Bushnell only gets better with age. Hartfords vintage Bordeaux,

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Clinton, Connecticut, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Wicked at the Bushnell last week! This was the fourth performance we have attended at the Bushnell. The theatre is magnificent, the volunteers are helpful and hospitable and the acoustics are great whether you sit in the orchestra or balcony. If you want leg room, do ask for an aisle seat in the... More 

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Stratford CT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

As the back story to the Wizard of OZ this show has so many talented actors, performers and singers. The stars Glinda and Ephraba are a true delights as they brought performance to life. These ladies are will entertain you throughout the show.You have to pay attention to subtle correlations to original Wizard of Oz. Plenty of humor and sadness.... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I went to go see Wicked with my mom here last weekend and was very impressed by both the performance and the venue. The performance was with the official Wicked tour group and was fantastic. The venue is a beautiful theater located in a section of Hartford that is very easy to navigate. There was also free and abundant parking... More 

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