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HPL at Hartford Stage

Hartford Public Library and Hartford Stage have a partnership that makes free theater tickets available to Hartford residents who are Library cardholders, allows Neighborhood Ambassadors from Hartford neighborhoods to see live theater and bring others with them to shows, and creates a mini-library at the theater of show-related books that can be checked out with an HPL library card.

Theater tickets. Each of the seven branches of Hartford Public Library will have a two-ticket pass per eligible show. You must be a Hartford resident with an HPL adult or teen card to get a pass. Are you a resident but don't have a card? No problem! Come into any HPL location with an ID showing your Hartford address and we can get you one right away. Patrons can check on line to see where passes are available, but they must ask for them in person at any of the seven HPL locations.  Patrons must confirm the seats by calling Hartford Stage at 860-527-5151. Please wait at least one hour after reserving to call the box office.

See available passes here.

Tickets for "The Age of Innocence" are available beginning Monday, March 26th. 

The show runs April 5th through May 6th. We will have passes available for shows on April 5th through April 29th. The show is recommended for patrons ages 14 and older. Children under the age of five (5) are not permitted in the theatre. 

Tickets for the remaining Hartford Stage shows will become available during the run of the shows. They are:  

“A Lesson from Aloes,” May 17-June 10.

Neighborhood Ambassadors

The ambassadors will meet for a casual dinner and conversation at Hartford Stage prior to attending a complimentary preview at each of the upcoming four shows this season. 

Meeting dates are:

“The Age of Innocence” on April 10.

“A Lesson from Aloes,” May 17-June 10.

After seeing preview performances, Ambassadors can return with up to three other guests, Hartford residents ages 18 and older, and see the play again at no charge.  The goal is to invite new people from the community to join the Ambassador Program throughout the season. (Hartford Stage will select the performances for the return visits.)

Ambassadors and their guests will complete post show surveys about their play-going experience and give feedback on how the program could be improved.