The Bushnell is located in Downtown Hartford at:
Click here for directions or use the following:
- From the North or South, take I-91 to Exit 29A (Capitol Area). Go halfway around the rotary, and bear right onto Elm Street. Take the first left onto West Street. Turn right onto Capitol Avenue and continue one block to The Bushnell.
- From the East, take I-84 West to Exit 50 (Main Street). At the second light, turn left onto Main Street. At the tenth light, turn right onto Capitol Avenue. Continue three blocks to The Bushnell.
- From the West, take I-84 East to Exit 48B (Capitol Avenue/Asylum Street). Bear right onto Capitol Avenue. At the light, turn left onto Capitol Avenue. Continue one block to The Bushnell.
Important Parking Changes and Road Closures
IMPORTANT: Arrive early to allow ample time for parking and arrival to the theater. Free parking is limited. Check City of Hartford road closures.
Free parking is available in the State of Connecticut parking lot along Capitol Avenue. Accessible parking is also available in this lot. Free spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
If the free parking lot is full, parking is available at one of our reserved paid lots. Parking costs $5+tax and can only be paid using a credit card at a ProPark kiosk. You'll need your license plate number when paying at the kiosk. Be aware of parking scams - Propark parking attendants do not ask for or accept cash.
Street parking can be paid for using a City of Hartford parking kiosk. Be aware of signage that indicates restricted street parking hours. In the event of snow, the City of Hartford may ban street parking. View detailed parking locations throughout the city.
Please look for prominently displayed signage off of Capitol Avenue that will direct patrons displaying a valid accessible parking permit to spaces. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Valet service is located in front of The Bushnell off of Capitol Avenue. Valet is not available for weekday matinee performances. Price: $12
Weekday Matinee Parking Information
Limited parking is available throughout the city during business hours. Arrive early to allow ample time for parking and arrival to the theater.
CTfastrak & CTtransit
CTfastrak and CTtransit are great options for getting to downtown Hartford, including The Bushnell. CTfastrak is Connecticut’s new bus rapid transit system with frequent service and free parking in many locations. CTtransit has routes that serve downtown from the entire greater Hartford region.
All routes are in Google Maps, so it’s a great way to plan your trip! Click here to plan your trip, just enter your starting address and travel date/time for transit directions to the Bushnell.
Also, real time bus arrival information is available in the Hartford area to make your trip even easier, just download ‘TransitApp’ to your iOS or Android device and you’ll have accurate arrival and departure times right in your hand!