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The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, an integral part of downtown Hartford’s identity, has engaged the community for nearly 90 years. Its breadth of programming is vast, with shows and concerts of all types, including Broadway productions such as Hamilton and Disney’s The Lion King; The Connecticut Forum, which offers live, unscripted panel discussions among renowned experts and celebrities; symphony performances; comedy shows; and special events for children. The Bushnell is an avid supporter of Hartford’s performing arts scene and of giving back to the community. This past spring, the local Sonia Plumb Dance Company performed The Dance of da Vinci, choreographed by Plumb ’85 and inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Renaissance-era notebooks and works of art. The Bushnell also is a leading force behind Hartford’s iQuilt Plan, which strives to connect downtown’s cultural assets to one another. Through its expansive role as a dedicated endorser of the arts, The Bushnell remains a destination for members of the Trinity community, as well as Hartford-area residents and visitors alike. For more information on the center and upcoming shows and performances, please visit