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The Iconic Bushnell Theater In Hartford


The Bushnell has a storied 80 year history. Created by Dotha Bushnell Hillyer as a tribute to her father, Horace Bushnell, the civic-minded Hartford leader who envisioned and created the public park that later bore his name, this world-class performing arts center continues to be a wellspring of entertainment, education and societal involvement that benefits the community. The Bushnell’s mission, as described on its website: As a dynamic 21st Century performing arts center, The Bushnell presents, creates, inspires and shares the best in the performing arts; and in partnership with others, serves as a catalyst to advance education, promote economic development and build a sense of community in Central Connecticut.”

In November 2014 the Bushnell hosted WICKED the popular Broadway musical. In December 2014, the Bushnell hosts the longest continuously running Nutcracker production from the prestigious Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory. From Broadway productions, to symphonies, to children’s theater and more, the Bushnell provides a cornucopia of enriching entertainment choices for Connecticut.