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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

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I recently attended the Lion King, with family. I can't tell you how impressed we all were with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen J
Naugatuck, Connecticut
Perfect theater for The Lion King

1st visit to The Bushnell to see The Lion King. Outstanding production and looking forward to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently attended the Lion King, with family. I can't tell you how impressed we all were with the performance. We were lucky enough to have great seats. Only downside as with every event was the cost of the concession stand. Really, 4.00 for a...More

Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1st visit to The Bushnell to see The Lion King. Outstanding production and looking forward to returning to this Theater. Plenty of Free Parking nearby, very easy to get in-out of the Theater. Our seats were in the Handicapped Section and my Mother-in-Law had an...More

Thank GeoffChing88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see The Lion King this time. The seats were comfortable and sound production was good. The theater was beautiful. We come to the Bushnell frequently for a variety of events, orchestral, theater, and dance. The venue is really nice and has a...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Visited to see The Lion King. The play itself was excellent, great music, sets, and voices. Great use of the theatre with stuff happening all around. I thought our rear orchestra seats were good. Seats were comfortable. Refreshments during intermission were very expensive and the...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

The Bushnell is a versatile venue having three separate halls for small, medium and large performance crowds. Their versatility is able to attract many big names and famous performance groups. On top of that parking is free and plentiful just across the street.

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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We loved seeing the Lion King from the Mezz section F. Beautiful theater and incredible show. Not a bad view from out seats. Great sound and seats were ok for comfort, not much leg room for tall people.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Great play ala Gloria Estefan...always a fan if the music..super talented cast...music to dance and tap your feet too.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Process to pick up will call tickets is easy and fast. Located beside a Cafe with choices of coffee, herbal tea, soft drinks, sandwiches, pastries and more. Eat inside or outside. Offer wireless headsets in exchange for identification. Beautiful public spaces and ample free parking.

Thank Martin M
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We watched the Gloria Estefan musical Get On Your Feet on a Thursday night. The show itself was wonderful. We were in the second row mezzanine level. This is the third show that I was in the balcony seats. There is very little legroom and...More

Reviewed June 10, 2018

The Bushnell is a wonderful center to enjoy professional entertainment. The architecture and decor is stunning, the people are helpful, and overall the atmosphere is professional and sophisticated. There are a variety of shows that come to the Bushnell, all with the same level of...More

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Cheryl F
March 28, 2018|
Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I sit in the front mexzanine section. The balcony seats might be difficult for young children to see, but mezzanine is not bad. You are a but higher up, so they will see everything. The Bushnell is a great experience!
Cheryl F
March 28, 2018|
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Response from GringoAlto2000 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately you will take the risk of being too distant to see Facial features etc. Take into consideration the interest span of your grandkids .. maybe preview the show at home a few times ! Enjoy your lovely family and... More
March 10, 2017|
Response from Booha | Reviewed this property |
I'd park right across the street. In a crowded day, park in the far side of the lot, nose out, and exit in the opposite side. If not crowded, then park as close as possible, still nose out. If money's not an issue, then... More