Getting to the HSO

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra performs at various locations throughout Greater Hartford including the Belding Theater and Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center. The Administrative Offices are located at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT.

The Bushnell

166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

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.

GPS: 107 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

NEW! Buckingham Garage: 315 Buckingham Street, Hartford

We’re proud to offer free parking for our patrons in the State of Connecticut parking lot along Capitol Avenue and at Buckingham Garage on the corner of Buckingham Street and Washington Street. The Buckingham Garage opens two hours before weekday evening performances and performances on Saturday and Sunday. The garage will close one hour after the end of the performance. Accessible parking is available in these lots.

Free spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

GPS:   63-89 Capitol Avenue    |    221 Hudson Street    |    94 Hudson Street

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: $15

Limited parking is available throughout the city during business hours. Arrive early to allow ample time for parking and arrival to the theater.

  •       Off-Street Surface Lots – walking distance .1mi – 1mi
  •       XL Center Parking Garage – walking distance .5mi
  •       Connecticut Convention Center – walking distance .8mi
  •       Union Train Station – walking distance .6 mi

For detailed parking locations throughout the City, please visit www.hartford.com/parking/

*Please be aware that some street parking and lots in the City may require payment. Look for signage indicating whether or not your parking location requires payment. Provide ample time for parking and arrival to the theater.

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.

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!

Plan your trip at, see schedules, read alert systems alerts and news at www.cttransit.com.

CTfastrak & CTtransit
860.525.9181

Talcott Mountain
Music Festival

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center

22 Iron Horse Boulevard
Simsbury, CT 06070

Take Albany Avenue (Route 44) westbound through West Hartford to Avon. From the base of Avon Mountain continue west to the next four-way intersection, which is Route 10/202. You will see a large white church on the right. Take a right turn onto Route 10/202 (Simsbury Road) and travel north toward Simsbury.

Follow Route 10/202 for 4.6 miles to the center of Simsbury (Rte. 10/202 & Route 167). You will see another large white church on your left. Continue south 200 feet to the next traffic light. (Drake Hill Road). Turn right onto Drake Hill Road and continue east for 250 feet and then turn left onto Iron Horse Boulevard. Please follow signs as directed.

Take Exit 39 (Farmington – Route 4). Travel west on Route 4 for approximately one mile to the intersection of Route 10 (Waterville Road). Turn right onto Route 10 and continue north to Route 44. (Approximately 4 miles).At the intersection of Routes 10 and 44, turn left onto Route 44 (East Main Street) and travel west toward Avon Center. At the next four-way intersection, which is Route 10/202, you will see a large white church on the right. Take a right turn onto Route 10/202 (Simsbury Road) and travel north toward Simsbury.

Follow Route 10/202 for 4.6 miles to the center of Simsbury (Rte. 10/202 & Route 167). You will see another large white church on your left. Continue to the next traffic light. (Drake Hill Road). Turn right onto Drake Hill Road for 250 feet and then left onto Iron Horse Boulevard. Please follow signs as directed.

Take Exit 40 (Bradley International Airport – Rte. 20) and travel west on Route 20 for approximately 5.8 miles to the intersection of Route 10/202. (Salmon Brook Street) You are now in the center of Granby. Turn left onto Route 10/202 and head south on Route 10/202 toward Simsbury for approximately 5 miles. As you reach the five mile point you will look for a four-way intersection controlled by a traffic light. This is the intersection of Iron Horse Boulevard. A large white building, Simsbury Bank, is at this intersection. Turn left onto Iron Horse Boulevard. Please follow signs as directed.

(Note: The street opposite Iron Horse Boulevard is Owens Brook Boulevard)

Limited parking is available along Iron Horse Boulevard and throughout downtown Simsbury. Please carpool whenever possible.

A limited number of parking passes are available for sale for all Talcott Mountain Music Festival Events.  Parking passes are $10 per vehicle and guarantee a reserved space in the lot located on the Simsbury Performing Arts Center grounds (Lot C).  Parking passes can be purchased over the phone from the Hartford Symphony Box Office at (860) 987-5900 or in person at the either of the two HSO Box Office summer locations: Our administrative offices located at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave,  Hartford, CT, 06103 OR our remote summer box office located at the Simsbury Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury, CT, 06070.

Any parking passes purchased during the week of the performance MUST be picked up in person from either of the above HSO Box Office locations at least 24 hours prior to the performance in order to guarantee a reserved space.

Convenient shuttle service is available from Henry James Memorial Middle School at 155 Firetown Road in Simsbury beginning at 5:30 p.m. each evening. Handicapped parking and shuttle service are also available from the same location. Parking will not be available at The Hartford, 200 Hopmeadow Street this year.