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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
+1 860-987-5900
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Bianca del Rio ❤️

We saw Bianca del Rio at the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts last Thursday. She was fantastic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RamonaL34
via mobile
The Bodyguard

One of the best plays I have seen, the music sounded just like Whitney Houston. And the acting was... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
poppy843
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Milford, 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 good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1621
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"across the street"
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"beautiful venue"
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"free parking"
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"joe bonamassa"
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"including valet"
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"mezzanine section"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw Bianca del Rio at the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts last Thursday. She was fantastic, the venue was perfect - it was a wonderful night out. Our seats were excellent. Everyone who works at the Bushnell is so pleasant. They were very friendly...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

One of the best plays I have seen, the music sounded just like Whitney Houston. And the acting was great also. I recommend this play to everyone, A great Show !!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is an architectural gem. One of the great old theater buildings that has been well maintained but updated with some modern & necessary facilities. Plenty of parking on the street or in lots directly across the street. The walls & ceiling are gorgeous; my...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Our visit to the Bushnell proved to make for a wonderful evening. If you haven't been, go! We were delighted to arrive and find free parking in the surface parking lot just across the street. The lobby, in the new portion of the building, is...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

My wife won these tickets at a charity auction, and they were worth every penny! We sat in the back of the orchestra, right in front of Mr. and Mrs. Claus (I think Santa kicked my seat to be sure I was awake coming off...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 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

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 11 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

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Reviewed 10 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
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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.

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Cheryl F
29 March 2018|
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Response from KMurr66 | 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 |
Good luck .. you get what you pay for!
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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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