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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
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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 Crown Jewel

If Hartford were a crown and each entertainment venue were a precious stone on the crown, The Bushnell would be the Crown Jewel. I've attended many events and shows at The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
John L
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If Hartford were a crown and each entertainment venue were a precious stone on the crown, The Bushnell would be the Crown Jewel. I've attended many events and shows at The Bushnell over the years. Each time, I find myself gazing around and admiring the beautiful Art Deco & elegant architecture. My daughter is one of the fortunate and hardworking... More 

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Manchester,CT.
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96 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just adore going to the Bushnell. We have seen many Broadway plays and musicals and I have to say, EVITA was my favorite. We saw it twice. The prices are more than fair, and its nice to get dressed up for a night out on the town. Talk about a great date-night and they have ample FREE parking~

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Thank Sista-Levi
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Great show for the kiddos! This was our second year. Not too crowded and the facility is beautiful. Parking was great as well. We enjoy coming every year.

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Thank Missy S
Connecticut
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86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

The Bushnell is a fabulous building with terrific history, decor, and acoustics. This concert was Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on tour and a fabulous night. It's nice that seating prices vary so depending on your budget you can spend a lot or a little and still see a good show.

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Thank Barbara G
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The Bushnell is such a classic place. We recently saw Mama Mia. The show was great. Very uplifting. We had great seats on the mezzanine. The bar at half time on the 2nd floor was so pretty-all carved wood and elegant. Just being there feels like a vacation

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Thank Murf57
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Saw the musical "Mamma Mia" at this theatre and it was like being at a show on Broadway! Professional staff and "house," full of ambiance and decor...thrilling experience!

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Thank MidRoadTravel
Cromwell, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Took in this show at the Belding with my sisters. I like the size of the theater and the performance was outstanding.

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Thank Suzanne L
CT
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We went to the Bushnell to see Bob Newhart for the Night of Light Laughter. It was fabulous. The Bushnell is so beautiful and the show was phenomenal. The staff at the Bushnell were very accommodating and it was very clean as usual. Seats are a bit tight if you are taller but it's a gorgeous building that maintains it's... More 

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Saddle River, New Jersey
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Got to see the touring production of Newsies here. The inside is gorgeous and there is plenty of parking in the lot across the street. The ushers who worked the theater were very pleasant and friendly.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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97 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Have seen many of Bushnell's Broadway Series over the years, recently Newsies. You can't beat not having to drive to NYC and the ticket prices are more reasonable as well. The Bushnell is a wonderful venue, much larger and attractive than many of NYC theatres. Tip go for the first few rows of the mezzanine level. The bar room is... More 

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