The Bushnell Performing Arts Center

Hartford, CT Special Event Venue
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Total Meeting Space13,000 sq. ft.
Standing Capacity
Seating Capacity2,800
Onsite Catering
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1621



  • A/V Capabilities
  • Internet
  • Lighting
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Space – Outdoor
  • Space – Private
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Loading Dock
  • Staging

Alcohol and Catering

  • Onsite Catering

Meeting Space

Total Meeting Space13,000 sq. ft.
Meeting Rooms8
Largest Room4,000 sq. ft.
Second Largest Room3,500 sq. ft.
Seating Capacity2,800
Space – PrivateAvailable
Space – OutdoorAvailable
Meeting Rooms
Ceiling Height
Maximum Capacity
Banquet Rounds
Cocktail Rounds
Hillyer Suite
434sq. ft.-14 ft.x 31\n ft.40--402016-
Horace Bushnell Suite
800sq. ft.-20 ft.x 40\n ft.50--503022-
The Autorino Great Hall
2,160sq. ft.35 ft.60 ft.x 36\n ft.250--250225100-
Belding Stage
4,000sq. ft.--908--300908--
Mortensen Stage
3,500sq. ft.--2800--3002800--
Seaverns Room
2,052sq. ft.-36 ft.x 57\n ft.200--20015060-
Mortensen Hall
1sq. ft.--2799---2799--
Belding Theater
1sq. ft.--908---908--



  • Paid Parking

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Additional Information

The Bushnell is an active supporter of Hartford's diverse performing arts and community organizations. The theater serves as the performance home of Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Opera and The Connecticut Forum. In fact, three-quarters of The Bushnell's yearly bookable dates are utilized by local arts and community productions. In its role as supporter of the local arts, The Bushnell provides leadership and technical assistance to community and arts organizations, as well as rental discounts of more than $350,000 annually.\r\n\r\nThe Bushnell also reaches out to the community in numerous other ways. Each year, thousands of complimentary tickets are donated to schools, churches and civic groups, making the arts more accessible to everyone. Over the years, The Hall has also provided many community organizations with a venue for varied public activities, including spelling bees, war-relief efforts, naturalization ceremonies, high school graduations, charity benefits and political events, including the 1996 Presidential Debate.

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