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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.


Hartford Stage Presents Detroit '67

Tickets Available starting Thursday, February 7

Dominique Morisseau's Detroit ’67 unfolds during an explosive moment in United States history — the civil and racial unrest that tore the city of Detroit apart. The play centers around Chelle and her brother, Lank, who make ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours party. When a mysterious woman makes her way into the siblings’ lives, they clash over much more than the family business.  Recommended for ages 16+. Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission.

Free Passes for Detroit '67 will be available at Hartford Public Library Starting Thursday, February 7

Show Dates & Times

February 14 @ 7:30 pm

February 15 @ 8:00 pm

February 16 @ 8:00 pm

February 17 @ 2 pm and 7:30 pm

February 19 @ 7:30 pm

February 20 @ 7:30 pm

February 21 @ 7:30 pm

February 22 @ 8:00 pm

February 23 @ 2 pm and 8:00 pm

February 24 @ 2 pm

February 26 @ 7:30 pm

February 27 @ 7:30 pm

February 28 @ 7:30 pm

March 1 @ 8 pm

March 2 @ 8 pm

March 3 @ 2 pm and 7:30 pm

March 5 @ 7:30 pm

March 6 @ 2 pm

March 7 @ 7:30 pm

March 8 @ 8:00 pm

March 9 @ 2 pm and 8:00 pm

March 10 @ 2 pm

If you are unable to use your reserved tickets, please contact the Hartford Stage Box Office at your earliest convenience (860-527-5151 or to have them released to another Hartford Library Pass User. For more information:

PARKING NOTICE: The Church Street MAT garage has implemented a new parking pass system. You will no longer be able to present your ticket stub for $6.50 parking. Please purchase a parking voucher at the Hartford Stage Box Office.


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. 

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.