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Hartford Stage

50 Church St, Hartford, CT 06103
860-527-5151
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Ranked #3 of 44 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Hartford Stage, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is one of the leading resident theatres in the United States, known internationally for entertaining... more » Owner description: Hartford Stage, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is one of the leading resident theatres in the United States, known internationally for entertaining and enlightening audiences with a wide range of the best of world drama, from classics to provocative new plays and musicals and neglected works from the past. The theatre has earned many of the nation's most distinguished awards, including the Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Margo Jones Award for Development of New Works, OBIE and New York Critics Circle Awards, an Elliot Norton Award and a 2007 Bank of American Neighborhood Builders Award. « less
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Hartford Stage is a small, intimate theater that stages 1st class productions. There are almost no bad seats in the house with great sightlines throughout the venue. Parking is relatively easy and inexpensive in the garage next door and on the street . "The Queen of Connecticut," lobby is open with a 'homey' feeling. Containing a gift shop, nice... More

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

...then you should definitely make The Hartford Stage a stop. This is truly excellent theater in a small setting at a reasonable price. The theater's pedigree is impeccable - original productions that regularly make Broadway or off-Broadway, and more than it's share of Tony and Obie awards. And it's a venue where some of the world's finest stage talent drops... More

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Nominated for 10 Tony awards for its world premier "A Gentleman's Guide to Murder:, Hartford Stage continues its commitment to classical as well as contemporary theater. A small theater with great views from every seat, it is tribute to the Greater Hartford community's dedication to live drama that it continues to thrive. Just saw "Somewhere". Story of hispanic family dreaming... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband and I just saw Somewhere and we loved it! It was funny, sad and very entertaining. The theatre is small but you get top notch production. There is no bad seat in the Theatre.

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Ashford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Hartford Stage has been at the top of our entertainment list for several years. We thoroughly enjoy our visits throughout the season. We have moments of humor, serious drama, and many, many thoughtful moments. We are particularly enjoying the artistic direction of Darko. The selection of plays is varied and well produced. Hartford Stage is truly a feather in the... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hartford Stage consistently provides theater of the highest quality, whether it is contemporary drama, classic plays, or musicals. The acting, directing, set design are all first rate. We like the variety of the productions that bring both modern and classic works to each season. It is a gem of downtown Hartford.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I've been a season subscriber here for over a decade, so have seem over 60 plays here. The renovations that took place over the last few years have transformed this from a good venue to a great venue. The shift from the previous Artistic Director, Michael Wilson, to Darko has gone well. The play selection has been excellent and his... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

While it received just so-so reviews, I found the play enjoyable and we had excellent seats. Be on the lookout for discount tickets and go.

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Glastonbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The theater is intimate and it's easy to park close by. The actors were solid quality professionals. The short one act play (The Underpants) was not a great work of art but had some funny moments.

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Avon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We usually see a play here about once a year (we have to ration our live theater budget), and we just saw Steve Martin's adaptation of a 1911 German farce, "The Underpants". We laughed ourselves silly. This theater has consistently good material and actors, and presents a variety of plays so there is something for everyone. Last year we saw... More

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