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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 "The Famingo Kid: A New Musical"

May 9 - June 2, 2019

Tickets available at all HPL locations starting Thursday, May 2

In the summer of ’63, against the wishes of his father, Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Winnick leaves behind his blue-collar roots for an exciting job working as a cabana boy at the colorful El Flamingo — a posh private club on Long Island. There, Jeffrey meets Carla, a forward-thinking young woman from California. The music, the romance, the beach are magical — until tensions grow between father and son when a slick club member takes Jeffrey under his wing. Recommended for those ages 13 and up. For more info:

Show Dates & Times

May 9 at 7:30 pm

May 10 at 8:00 pm

May 11 at 8:00 pm

May 12 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm

May 14 at 7:30 pm

May 15 at 7:30 pm

May 16 at 7:30 pm

May 17 at 8:00 pm

May 18 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm

May 19 at 2:00 pm pm

May 21 at 7:30 pm

May 22 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm

May 23 at 7:30 pm

May 25 at 8:00 pm

May 26 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm

May 28 at 7:30 pm

May 29 at 7:30 pm

May 30 at 7:30 pm

May 31 at 8:00 pm

June 1 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm

June 2 at 2:00 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.