The Bushnell's Mission and Vision

Elevate the Spirit

  • Over 30 million people – of five generations-coming to The Bushnell
  • Over 20,000 performances exciting their senses, heart, mind, and soul
  • Enriching, illuminating, energizing, and delighting the spirit of the community has been The Bushnell's constant mission.

For 90 years, The Bushnell has been central to life in Greater Hartford serving as its unique gathering place for arts, education, and community activities. 

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.

Today, The Bushnell, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, is the State's largest arts organization and has been deemed a "Connecticut Cultural Treasure." Experience The Bushnell - past, present, and future – in the video below, beautifully produced by CPTV.


Diversity and Inclusion

At The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, we celebrate and foster inclusion through the unique attributes, characteristics, abilities, and perspectives of all individuals. As part of our core mission, we are dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive cultural campus that reflects our commitment to an environment where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and included, onstage and off. This sense of belonging empowers individuals and unites communities by creating mutual respect and appreciation.

Leadership & Annual Message

Visionary leadership and strong governance are at the heart of
The Bushnell's ability to make positive differences in the community.


We count on our staff’s skills, creativity, commitment, and energy to provide our customers with experiences and services that are unsurpassed.


Whether beginning your career at The Bushnell or bringing your skills to us from a lifetime of work experience, we will strive to help you grow so you can help us to continue to thrive.


A unique experience to apply collegiate studies while gaining professional experience


Our supporting cast of more than 600 volunteers contribute 35,000 hours of service at The Bushnell each year.

History, Archives, Landmark Building

The history of The Bushnell is a story of love between a father and a daughter…and their mutual love of their hometown of Hartford.

Bushnell in the Community

Beyond its walls, The Bushnell is committed to finding ways through which arts can be creatively and strategically deployed to meet critical community needs.

Media Room

Get high-resolution photos of
The Bushnell and some of the exciting shows coming to our stages!

Green Building Initiatives

We are committed to the continual reduction in our utility consumption costs and impact on the environment.

On Broadway and Beyond

We are more than a world-class venue for the performing arts...

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