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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 Jeeves & Wooster in “Perfect Nonsense”

March 21-April 20, 2019

Tickets Available starting Friday, March 15

Everything goes awry when Bertie Wooster, a wealthy British gentleman with a penchant for telling stories, decides to stage a one-man show on London’s West End. Things go from bad to worse when Wooster’s loyal valet, Jeeves, valiantly steps in to help save the day in this Olivier Award-winning Robert and David Goodale adaptation inspired by the hilarious P.G. Wodehouse classic The Code of the Woosters.’’  Recommended for ages 13+. For more information, go to:

Show Dates & Times

March 21 at 7:30 pm

March 22 at 8:00 pm

March 23 at 8:00 pm

March 24 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

March 26 7:30 pm

March 27 at 7:30 pm

March 28 at 7:30 pm

March 29 at 8:00 pm

March 30 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

March 31 at 2:00 pm

April 2 at 7:30 pm

April 3 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

April 4 at 7:30 pm

April 5 at 8:00 pm

April 6 at 8:00 pm

April 7 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

April 9 at 7:30 pm

April 10 at 7:30 pm

April 11 at 7:30 pm

April 12 at 8:00 pm

April 13 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

April 14 at 2:00 pm

April 18 at 7:30 pm

April 19 at 8:00 pm

April 20 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 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. 

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.