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Hartford Theater: Theater Around Hartford

Below are our Hartford Theater recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest in Hartford Art.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT)

A producing extension of the University of Connecticut’s Dramatic Arts Department, CRT  presents a year round season of plays and musicals uniting the department’s brightest students with an ongoing team of professional designers, guest artists and faculty members. Offering a  broad scope of traditional (Macbeth, Peter Pan) and experimental (Stop Kiss, Icarus), CRT  productions are performed in three unique theatre spaces (the 486-seat Jorgensen Theatre, the 241-seat Nafe Katter Theatre, and the …more…

Goodspeed Musicals (East Haddam, CT)

(April 20 – December 9, 2012) More than 130 years after its debut performance, the Victorian landmark that spawned the original productions of Man of La ManchaAnnie andShenandoah is still a vital center for musical theatre. Bringing together classic and forgotten works from the golden age of Broadway with promising projects still in development, the Goodspeed has become a regular home-away-from-home for the best of New York’s creative talents. ...more...

Hartbeat Ensemble

Exercising a firm focus on the pulse of “now,” the HartBeat Ensemble’s new and provocative works take root in the diverse stories of its local communities. Drawing from an eclectic mixture of performances styles (from commedia dell’arte to hip-hop), this emerging theatre company has hosted a series of timely world premieres, from Graves, a contemporary retelling of The Grapes of Wrath set in modern day Connecticut, to News to Me, a theatrical exploration …more…

Hartford Stage

The Hartford Stage’s first venue was a grocery-store warehouse, where the company produced Shakespeare and Moliere, as well as 20th-century masters such as Beckett and Genet. In 1999, the Hartford Stage began The Tennessee Williams Marathon,seeing to it that one of the most influential American playwrights of that century is annually celebrated in an event that includes readings, film screenings, discussion panels, and even premieres of forgotten Williams plays. But …more…

Spirit of Broadway Theater

Connected to the spirit of New York’s “Off-Broadway” theatre scene, the Spirit of Broadway Theatre displays its commitment to “The Future of Musical Theatre,” by presenting six new musicals each year, many receiving their world premiere or area debuts.

Housed in an intimate 74 seat black box theatre, productions at Spirit lean towards the minimalist, but the scope is daring, and the works ambitious. Recent productions have included: Asylum: The Strange Case …more…


TheatreWorks is the theatrical entity behind City Arts on Pearl, a reinvention of Hartford’s historic downtown “Art Deco Building”. Refurbished in 1994, the building now houses a gallery and 200 seat theatre space, hosting top quality regional productions. Located in the heart of Hartford’s downtown dining district, Theatreworks is within walking distance to some of Connecticut’s top restaurants, while the in-house Gallery of American Art, featuring important rotating exhibitions from the collection …more…