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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

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166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
+1 860-987-5900
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Saw book of Mormon

The staff was very helpful. And the theater itself was very nice. We enjoyed the play very much... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
Corbin G
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Mezzanine Is Too Far

My husband and I recently saw Beautiful at the Bushnell. Excellent performance. However, I highly... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
Bethlehem, Connecticut
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
+1 860-987-5900
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

The staff was very helpful. And the theater itself was very nice. We enjoyed the play very much. The theater had a small sandwich shop in it that looked interesting but we had just had dinner. The place was a little tough to navigate in...More

1  Thank Corbin G
Reviewed February 15, 2017

My husband and I recently saw Beautiful at the Bushnell. Excellent performance. However, I highly recommend not getting seats in the mezzanine section. The seats are much further away from the stage than the photos/diagram depict. We had trouble with hearing some of the dialogue....More

4  Thank meggieluna
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Bushnell is a beautiful theater to enjoy Nutmeg's Nutcracker. Very excited. Such a nice small theater without feeling crammed in.

Thank DancersDaddy
Reviewed November 23, 2016

First time at this venue. Very easy to access it from the highway, avoiding city driving. Parking is in large outdoor lots a very short walk from the Auditorium. Then very easy to get back on the highway to home. There is a huge stupendous...More

Thank Luigierah
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Wow! Joe Bonamassa is arguably the best guitarist today. If you don't know him you are missing out. The Bushnell is a classy venue to see the best blues today. Clean, classy, free parking. Friendly attendants! What a great night!!! What a great place!

Thank Steambush
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Now as much as I would like to continue talking about another good restaurant; the one thing even I realize is that food is not the only thing that makes a city fun. Of course you and I might have different ideas of what is...More

Thank Teresa V
Reviewed August 22, 2016 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.

Thank elogan80
Reviewed August 11, 2016 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...More

Thank WeBvacations
Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

Thank Deb A
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...More

Thank irenesb
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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
June 10, 2016|
Response from JKulas99 | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I did not see the question until now. Yes, they had wifi there when I went last year.