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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

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Address: 166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
Phone Number: +1 860-987-5900
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
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Connecticut's leading venue for the performing arts is known for its...

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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Lovely Auditorium, Killer Performance by Joe Bonamassa!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Luigierah
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 glass creation by Dale Chihuly hanging from the ceiling in the adjacent lobby! Stately building... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Steambush
Hartford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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 fun. Personally I absolutely love old architecture, good music, various forms of art; (though I... More 

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Thank Teresa V
Ellington, CT
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119 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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.

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Thank elogan80
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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 orchestra or mezzanine front and side for best views. Otherwise bring binoculars. The bushnell actually... More 

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Thank WeBvacations
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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

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Thank Deb A
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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 me and pointed to another staff that was holding on to them). Staff willing to... More 

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Thank irenesb
Hartford, Connecticut
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to see the latest Broadway shows without having to drive to NYC . Easy parking across the street. Beautiful theatre.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

A beautiful historic venue for concerts, musicals, lectures, plays, etc. It is stunning to look at and acoustics are great. Free parking is near by.

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Thank Pam P
New York
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

First time visiting Bushnell Theater Upon arrival was overly impressed at the very reasonable available parking including FREE handicapped parking . The cafe in the lobby for a light quick bite was Ok Plan your meal plans before or after show accordingly as very limited restaurants within walking distance of theater Upon arrival in the theater was immediately impressed with... More 

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