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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mike Epps Comedy show

This place is the best place to watch a play or whtever show thats proforming there its so clean... read more

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tshanaw2017
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Great Productions

Recently saw Hamilton at the Bushnell and it was beautifully done. Every show I have seen there is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
joanneverson
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Unionville, Connecticut
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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All reviews across the street the lion king art deco beautiful theatre upper balcony light dinner free parking classy venue rear orchestra les miserables gloria estefan elevator operator broadway show during intermission comfortable seating orchestra seats plenty of parking
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is the best place to watch a play or whtever show thats proforming there its so clean everyone there is super nice willing to help u fine ur seats or to ur area. this theatre itsswell taken care of. Hats off to them...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tshanaw2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently saw Hamilton at the Bushnell and it was beautifully done. Every show I have seen there is top notch!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joanneverson
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Loved being a donor and being able to purchase tickets ahead of the general public, at times with a discount. Loved seeing Hamilton. Great happy hour prices ($5 until an hour before showtime) and very accommodating volunteer staff. Bathrooms are kept immaculate, which is incredible...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MsCasualTravelor
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

We saw a Saturday matinee of Hamilton at the beautiful Bushnell Center. There was ample free parking with security just across the street. Bags checks were conducted quickly at the door. A volunteer elevator operator expedited trips to and from the upper levels. We have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dianea717
Reviewed 16 December 2018

My grown daughter and I went to see Hamilton yesterday afternoon and were struck by how nice everyone was! The security people were so welcoming and helpful that it was actually fun to go through the security check. We ordered lunch from the cafe and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Judy O
Reviewed 16 December 2018

This a great theater, and the show, Hamilton was fantastic. At Hartford we didn;t get to see many of the original cast, but what we saw is simply mind-blowing. Acting and singing were superb and the story telling was extra ordinary. We got good Orchestra...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nirmal639
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Went to see The Nutcracker which was an accomplished amateur performance. The theatre seats were comfortable and the volunteer helpers were very efficient in their various roles . There were good refreshment outlets and the security was efficient but not intrusive . I did find...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lynnel41
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

While this show was...blah, the venue is great. It doesn’t matter where you sit, it’s all good! Very comfortable. One can buy liquor to take to your seat. It’s a nice, classy venue with free parking. I obviously highly recommend it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 573gabrielp
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

We attend Bushnell events 3-4 times a year either as a couple or with the kids (ex.Lion King or symphony). Fantastic, historical venue, beautiful architecture and easy to get to. The Bushnell staff handled the limited run of the upcoming Hamilton tickets availability wonderfully.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank giaabruzzi
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

My family has seen a number of shows here. Each time I'm impressed by the sound. The acoustics in the building are amazing. All seats have a great view of the stage, but I'm a tall person and I find the seats close together and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Cheryl F
29 March 2018|
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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!
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Cheryl F
29 March 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
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ctgerri
11 March 2017|
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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
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