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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
+1 860-987-5900
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Excellent theatre and presentions

It won't take you long to discover where is the real center hub of Hartford ! I have seen many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hartford, Connecticut
via mobile
Special night

I have been to the Bushnell, but not in many years. My daughter and I were attending the Harry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pomfret, 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 1 week ago via mobile

It won't take you long to discover where is the real center hub of Hartford ! I have seen many, many productions here especially our annual "A Christmas Carol" With my school and several guests. Be sure to get good seats-- the cheep seats will...More

Thank GringoAlto2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Bushnell, but not in many years. My daughter and I were attending the Harry Potter event, showing the movie with a live orchestra playing the music. We dressed up and made it a special night. Not disappointed at all! The...More

Thank KMurr66
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My husband and I attended a performance of Les Miserables and it was not only a wonderful performance but a beautiful setting. The Bushnell is a gem. Easy parking and the staff is very helpful and welcoming. Next time we are going to plan a...More

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We recently saw Finding Neverland and everyone enjoyed it(2 adults/4 children). We are new season ticket holders and look forward to the entire Broadway season. Parking was easy-- free and right across the street. The entire staff was so friendly, from the cafe to the...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 22 July 2017

My wife and I have driver her from out of state a number of times for different plays and events. The seating is a bit tight but the décor is very nice. The staff is pleasant and there is adequate parking, including valet.

Thank johnsZ6581KU
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I was initially disappointed with the sound quality in the balcony section for the Neil Gaiman show- not quite loud enough and very difficult to understand. My husband and I voiced our concerns and were immediately reseated in the mezzanine section where the discussion could...More

Thank Cindi A
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We came here 7/10 for Neil Gaiman. Gaiman himself is an easy 5 stars and was incredibly delightful to listen to. However, it is very hard to listen to someone when the speakers echo the voice. Not to mention the person interviewing Mr. Gaiman had...More

Thank Curious_Chemist
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is my 2nd visit to the Bushnell, so this review is about the cafe across from the box office. First of all, everyone working there is lovely! Very friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic. The problem is this: the Bushnell Center sends out emails, encouraging patrons...More

Thank rhodytraveler10
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Great time, three hours, good groups, don't like how the they let people hang almost onstage during all performances. Don't know why they were there but distracting☹️

Thank Beverly61
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Have been several times with DW to see shows. They do sell snacks and drinks before the show and during intermission. The seats are fairly comfortable and the sound and acoustics are good. Being Hartford sometimes the parking and traffic could be a problem. Enjoy...More

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11 June 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.