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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

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Loved Seeing Hamilton, Love the Bushnell!

Loved being a donor and being able to purchase tickets ahead of the general public, at times with a... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2019
Hartford, Connecticut

We saw a Saturday matinee of Hamilton at the beautiful Bushnell Center. There was ample free... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2018
Dover Plains, New York
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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
+1 860-987-5900
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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
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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
Thank WanderingWoods323
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I tried to buy tickets but didn't get through until they were out - Hamilton. It wasn't completely clear to me if a transaction went through or not so I called the next day and someone at the box office confirmed no sale. But according...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JimConnecticut1
Reviewed 18 October 2018

I wanted to write a review of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, which plays at this venue. Unfortunately, HSO does not have its own listing, so hence this review. The symphony is first rate, and it would be great to see more support from the community....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Cheryl F
29 March 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
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
11 March 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