Perfect sound, stage hands, lighting crews, booking, concessions, front of the house ticket takers, with a big stage that can handle it all. There are so many moving parts to a successful performing arts venue. The great ones in Connecticut have all lasted close to a century.

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If you want to see the superstars of stage, screen, and music, Hartford's Xfinity Theater and XL Center are the two largest venues in Connecticut. Mohegan Sun Arena, Total Mortgage Arena (formerly Webster Bank Arena / Harbor Yard), Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater in Bridgeport, and the Oakdale follow in capacity, and then you get into the venues that are typically busy all year round. The smaller performing arts venues are so important, they host performances that draw hundreds, not thousands.

For lovers of opera, dance, plays, and musicians that aren't currently in the Top 100, I suggest you check out what I believe are the 10 best performing arts venues around Connecticut.

The Best Performing Arts Venues In Connecticut

There are many stages in Connecticut where you can watch someone dance, sing, or act, some do it better than others. just like the performers. Here's the 10 best performing arts venues in Connecticut

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