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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Aiden P
Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Bushnell is an excellent place to see the performing arts. We've seen several shows there over the years, the most recent ones being the Rodgers & Hammerstein Cinderella and Disney's Newsies. Good sound and it's pretty easy to see the actors on stage even from the back. The location is right near the highway for easy access, and parking... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a nice venue with easy and free parking across the street. Getting there and out was super easy. We parked at the back of the lot, there was another exit there which made it very easy to leave via a side street and not have to wait for others still exiting the theater to get out.

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agawam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Easy on-off access with plentiful parking. Price is significantly lower than the City. Sometimes acoustic problems in upper levels.

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