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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

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Address: 166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
Phone Number: 860-987-5900, 888-824-2874
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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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Great place to see a show

I love the shows that make stops at The Bushnell. It's has a big theater performance feel without having to travel to the city. There's not really a bad seat in the place and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Ellington, CT
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Ellington, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the shows that make stops at The Bushnell. It's has a big theater performance feel without having to travel to the city. There's not really a bad seat in the place and prices are fairly reasonable.

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Thank elogan80
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Connecticut and are so fortunate to have this beautiful theater nearby. History and art combine here. The structure itself is lovely, inside and out. We have seen many shows here from varying seats and have enjoyed them all. Recommend front or side orchestra or mezzanine front and side for best views. Otherwise bring binoculars. The bushnell actually... More 

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Thank WeBvacations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bushnell is a great place to see a play. Not a bad seat in the house and close to home it is really a top quality theatre

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Thank Deb A
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Easy to find, plenty of free parking across the street, signs and attendants. Open area inside, very friend staff reaching out to help (I left my sunglasses on one of the tables, and when I went back to find them a staff walked up to me and pointed to another staff that was holding on to them). Staff willing to... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Great place to see the latest Broadway shows without having to drive to NYC . Easy parking across the street. Beautiful theatre.

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Thank AdventureGirl007
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A beautiful historic venue for concerts, musicals, lectures, plays, etc. It is stunning to look at and acoustics are great. Free parking is near by.

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Thank Pam P
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

First time visiting Bushnell Theater Upon arrival was overly impressed at the very reasonable available parking including FREE handicapped parking . The cafe in the lobby for a light quick bite was Ok Plan your meal plans before or after show accordingly as very limited restaurants within walking distance of theater Upon arrival in the theater was immediately impressed with... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The Bushnell always has something going on. From the Hartford Symphony, to Plays to concerts. It is always a good time and top quality performances.

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Thank bcm2728
Newington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We love the Bushnell and all it's beauty. The performers are always good and we enjoy the location. Can't wait for Dirty Dancing Friday!

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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

I've seen a few shows here with my dad, and they've all been wonderful experiences. Highly recommended, especially if you like theater.

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