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There are numerous entertainment venues in Hartford, CT. Here are some of the best. Whether you’re interested in family events, concerts, sporting events, comedy, or expos, there’s surely a venue in Hartford with something for you.

The XL Center, located in the heart of downtown Hartford, is one of the premiere arenas in the capital city for music, sports, comedy, and family events. Formerly the Hartford Civic Center, The XL Center is the home of the AHL professional hockey team Hartford Wolfpack. It is also the home away from home for the University of Connecticut’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. It is also the venue for numerous live music shows from all of the biggest names in rock, pop, country, and rap. And it’s a great place to bring the family for events like Disney on Ice and Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. The XL Center is the perfect place for business gatherings or small parties in their luxury private suites or their Coliseum Club Restaurant and Bar. The XL Center is located at One Civic Center Plaza and online at www.xlcenter.com.

If you’re looking for a good old fashioned concert venue, The Webster Theatre is the place to go. Some of rock n roll’s biggest names have once played here, and many still do. It’s a dark, dusty, smoky room with a small stage and plenty of room to stand or dance as your favorite band pumps out the hits. It’s a smaller, intimate setting which most times makes for the best concerts. Originally a movie theater 70 years ago, the building was remodeled and turned into a live music hall with just the right atmosphere for friends and live music. However it did keep the huge marquee sign out front, a great feature. The Webster Theater is located at 31 Webster Street, and online at www.webstertheatre.com.

If you’re interests are more towards the arts, Theater Works Hartford is a great venue for plays and musicals. Some of the best dramatic and comedic shows from off-Broadway can be seen here in Hartford in a fabulous, intimate theater with just 200 seats. You’re never more than 8 rows away from the stage. The non-profit theater also features an art gallery, a bistro, and a cafe. Theater Works Hartford is located at 233 Pearl Street, and online at www.theaterworkshartford.com.

The Meadows Music Theater is another great concert venue located in Hartford, with an outdoor atmosphere. You can sit under the roof in the pavilion or under the stars on a blanket or on the grass. Some of music’s biggest artists come here summer after summer to play in the beautiful New England night. The venue can pack in a crowd as large as 30,000 people comfortably and often does. The Meadows Music Theater is located at 61 Savitt Way and online at www.livenation.com/venue/meadows-music-theater-tickets/.