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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
+1 860-987-5900
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Went to see The Book of Mormon last weekend.

Beautiful building. We were there with our 2 grown sons and their ladies. We were seated - better... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2014
ADK Traveler R
A Gem

The acoustics at the Bushnell are superb. I heard Yo-yo ma, Isaac Stern, Jaime Laredo and Emmanuel... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2014
Terryville, 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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
+1 860-987-5900
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Beautiful building. We were there with our 2 grown sons and their ladies. We were seated - better description - stuffed into the balcony. The seats are nice but not suited for anyone that isn't slim. We could hear most of the dialogue but were...More

1  Thank ADK Traveler R
Reviewed 2 April 2014

The acoustics at the Bushnell are superb. I heard Yo-yo ma, Isaac Stern, Jaime Laredo and Emmanuel Ax play Brahms piano quartet no. 1 there and it was breathtaking. The hall resonated beautifully with Ma's cello. Best venue for this type of performance imaginable except...More

Thank Peadar5
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Went to see the Book of Mormons at the Bushnell last night. The performance by the touring company was quite good - we saw the Broadway production last year and of course it was better (truly wonderful!), but this group was good. The problem was...More

Thank James E
Reviewed 12 March 2014

I went to a concert starring Paul Byrom. It was held in the Great Autorino Hall. It is a bright room, with floor to ceilings. The staff very nice. I attended a meet/greet sponsored by CPTV (Cpbn). Had a desssert reception, with plenty of goodies...More

Thank Eleanor O
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I have been to many shows at the Bushnell as well as corporate events. This is a great theater with a nice variety of events/shows. The majority of the employees are volunteers. Corporate events are held on the Mezz level and catered by Max Downtown....More

4  Thank alg7334
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Came here for a concert/comedy show in February. The venue itself is nice - definitely a historic location that has been kept taken of. The venue itself is good - only real issue is that the seats are rather small and cramped. If going again...More

Thank SMR_2
Reviewed 4 February 2014

War Horse a must see really super delighted! Have to say what a wonderful time we had. The theatre is just beautiful. The interior and the exterior is simply amazing. We had lovely seats, the staff was friendly and very helpful. All and all just...More

Thank Colpat4
Reviewed 3 February 2014

First time to the Bushnell in many years and once again impressed by the theatre. Beautiful interior that shows workmanship of a bygone era. The place shows off its beautiful lights and chandeliers, woodwork, and beautiful painted plaster artwork. During intermission, walk around in the...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 30 January 2014

The Bushnell in Hartford CT is a beautiful building with Greek Revival exterior and an Art Deco interior reminiscent of the 30s. Mezzanine seating has something to be desired beyond the first row as the tilt of the mezzanine is not great enough to prevent...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Attended the Mannheim Steamroller show on 12/1/13. The performance hall was outstanding; beautiful 1930 architecture. The show on the other hand . . . . Uninteresting music performed by disinterested musicians. As a musician it was obvious that the band had trouble "finding 1" throughout...More

Thank Joe M
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Does the bushnell theatre have wifi?
10 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.