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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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Saw Kinky Boots and Had a Great Time

My husband and I say Kinky Boots on a Saturday night. Parking was free, which was a plus. We chose the balcony seating which was a bit crowded, but these tickets were cheapest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Canandaigua, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband and I say Kinky Boots on a Saturday night. Parking was free, which was a plus. We chose the balcony seating which was a bit crowded, but these tickets were cheapest, so no complaints. The musical was a lot of fun. We were completely impressed with the creativity of the set design and the complexity of Lola's character,... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Play at the Bushnell theater was superb. Seating was fine and parking was convenient. Problem with sound system was only negative. Se of the words were hard to understand.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a beautiful old structure that is lovingly maintained. Acoustics would probably be better in a newer building but you'd lose the charm of this wonderful place.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Two beautiful theatres, one with a wonderful history of hosting legends. I've had to privilege of both performing here and attending performances of many types (including Warren Miller ski movies, the Vienna Boys Choir, solo concerts by Beverly Sills, operas, Broadway traveling shows, and symphonic concerts). Well worth investigating.

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Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The play was good. The performance was good, seemed a little slow in the first half, but really picked up after intermission. Maybe in part because I caught my second wind. Had a short nights sleep and a big meal just before attending. The orchestra and one of the lead characters sounded very powerful and made me want to attend... More 

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Brooklyn, NY, USA / Caldas da Rainha, PT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I just attended a convention here. We were about 750 of us, which is around where I would cap it. Some of the break-out spaces did feel tight, but the main theaters were spacious and beautiful. The staff were warm and friendly.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

great place to see off Broadway shows. Beautiful décor inside and the sound is great overall as well. Combines a historic feel with up to date staging. Parking is not a problem if you get there early enough to either walk from a nearby restaurant or public parking places or the garage across the street.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We have been here numerous times. Love it! Not a bad seat in the house! Very clean and nice looking. The bar and snacks are affordable. Great local theater!

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New London, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you get to take in a show at the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts, try the balcony. The front row and last row in the balcony has the most leg room. The front row sees all, and the middle is the best! It is a very impressive center with a 40s or 50s decor style on the walls and... More 

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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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Additional Information about Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

Address: 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06100
Phone Number: 860-987-5900, 888-824-2874
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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