Hartford Stage enters its 56th season beginning an exciting new chapter. Newly-appointed Artistic Director Melia Bensussen and Managing Director Cynthia Rider will continue the theatre’s legacy of artistic excellence by creating theatrical works that enlighten, entertain, and educate.Arrange your visit to Hartford Stage and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hartford using our Hartford trip planner.
Renowned for producing innovative revivals of classics, as well as provocative new plays and musicals, Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most prestigious awards, including the 1989 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Additional national recognition includes honors from the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing (OBIE), and the New York Critics Circle.
Hartford Stage has produced over 80 world and North American premieres, including the new musical Anastasia, which enjoyed a two-year run on Broadway; A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical; and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other notable premieres include The Engagement Party by Samuel Baum; Make Believe by Bess Wohl; The Age of Innocence by Douglas McGrath; Seder by Sarah Gancher; Rear Window, adapted by Keith Reddin, and starring Kevin Bacon; An Opening in Time by Christopher Shinn; Reverberation by Matthew Lopez; Big Dance Theatre’s Man in a Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov; and Breath & Imagination by Daniel Beaty. Nationally-renowned titles include the New York transfers of Enchanted April; The Orphans' Home Cycle; Resurrection (later retitled Through the Night); The Carpetbagger's Children; and Tea at Five.
The leading provider of theatre education programs in Connecticut, Education @ Hartford Stage offers student matinees, in-school theatre residencies, teen performance opportunities, theatre classes for students (ages 3-18) and adults, afterschool programs and professional development courses. Education @ Hartford Stage programming reaches approximately 21,000 Connecticut students annually.
Hartford Stage reviews
Very nice venue- not a bad seat in the house and very intimate. Great acting and great props. They also have a bar with snacks and drinks which was a nice touch. Overall definitely recommend more »
My family and I are from Puerto Rico and vacationed in Waterbury for Christmas week. We planned to watch a production in Hartford Stage, A Christmas Carol. I loved it so much, it was an amazing show..... more »
This little theater brings in amazing shows and talent. It is a fantastic gem. Most recently saw Perfect Nonsense, and the title perfectly describes the hilarity of the show. There isn't a bad seat in the theater. Many great shows (like this one!) Make their debut here. Go again and again.
Hartford Stage never disappoints. Inspired selections and direction, wonderful sets, costumes, actors. Stadium-style seating ensures a good view. Every trip has been most enjoyable. Easily accessible even without the highway. Parking garage available and a great place for a bite right across the street. If you are a theater lover, go see the current show. I do not think you will regret it.
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