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The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-987-6000
Fax: (860) 987-6002
Region: Hartford County

The Bushnell is Hartford's center stage, with access to both Interstate 84 and 91, and is just a short walk from the CT Convention Center and downtown hotels.
We offer two distinctive theaters and a variety of event spaces - perfect for hosting everything from large-scale productions and grand receptions to intimate gatherings and corporate meetings. The historic William H. Mortensen Hall (2,799 seats) and the modern Maxwell M. & Ruth R. Belding Theater (908 seats) are fully equipped to handle the most lavish productions and feature state-of-the-art sound, lighting and production systems. In addition we have a variety of spaces including the Autorino Great Hall, Seaverns Room, Horace Bushnell Suite, and our versatile lobbies making The Bushnell the perfect site for your event. To complement our impressive facilities we have enlisted the best caterer in the region, Max Catering, who promises to deliver culinary offerings that will define your event as a truly special occasion.

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The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 7
  • Theatre Capacity: 2,799
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 500
  • Ceiling: 35
  • ADA Accessible:
  • F&B: Outside Vendors Allowed:
  • Meeting: Largest Capacity - Board Room: 16
  • Meeting: Largest Capacity - Banquet: 200
  • Meeting: Largest Capacity - Classroom: 100
  • Meeting: Largest Capacity - Theater: 2,799
  • Meeting: Total # Of Meeting Rooms: 7

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Autorino Great Hall X           250     100     200     275  
Seaverns Room X           150     60     90     200  
Grand Foyer X           200     100     100     200  
Promenade Gallery X           150     50     125     200  
Gray Lobby X           100     50     50     100  
Horace Bushnell Suite X           30     20     38     50  
Hillyer Suite X           20     16     28     40