Scenes from the Bushnell

Renting Theaters

View from Mortensen Hall stageThe William H. Mortensen Hall

The striking art-deco interior of the 2,800-seat Mortensen Hall stands in contrast to its conservative exterior. The Bushnell is the first performing arts center outside of New York to receive the Best of Broadway Award in 1994. The center panel of the ceiling in Mortensen Hall is the largest hand-painted ceiling mural in the United States entitled Drama painted by Barry Faulkner in 1929 with a group of Prix De Rome artists.

Theater Space
2,799 seat theater
Three levels of seating - Orchestra, Mezzanine and Balcony
ADA accessible

Belding Theater

The Maxwell M. & Ruth R. Belding Theater

The interior of the new 908-seat Belding Theater is intimate and luxurious, with a decorative painted ceiling, generous use of wood and rich colors and textures. No seat in the theater is more than 75 feet from the stage. Above the orchestra level is a mezzanine that includes private box seating.

Theater Space
908 seat theater
Two levels of seating - Orchestra and Mezzanine
ADA accessible

For more information about renting a performance space at The Bushnell, please email  In addition, please download and fill out the Rentals Questionnaire below.

Are you renting one of our theaters or auxiliary spaces for your organization or group's next performance or event?  Below are detailed technical specifications in a PDF.