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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Performing Arts Centers

Mission: The Bushnell’s Mission Statement is “To provide a center for the benefit of the public in educational and cultural activities ... and to encourage public appreciation of music, art, sciences, and all benevolent, religious and other activities.” The Bushnell’s Vision Statement is “To present, create, inspire and share the best in the performing arts; and in partnership with others, deploy the arts as catalysts to advance education, to promote economic development, and to build a sense of community in central Connecticut.”

Geographic areas served: Connecticut

Programs: Broadway musical series - several shows with varying numbers of performances. Purpose of the shows is to further the appreciation in music, dance and in large scale performances. Number of tickets = 119,958

leased events - various rentals of the facilities related to exempt purpose, including performances by local arts organizations. Number of tickets = 52,342

other sponsored events - a number of different event types that vary from year to year, including family & children's programming, whose purpose is to encourage appreciation of music, dance and theater. Number of tickets = 18735

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have seen several shows at The Bushnell over the past year, in both auditoriums. The theatre has always presented entertaining and first-class shows in a comfortable and dignified setting. The ushers and supporting staff are helpful and polite. I recommend The Bushnell to anyone in the region who appreciates high art, beautifully executed.