For over 20 years, The Bushnell has affected the lives of over 400,000 young people with award-winning programs that extend beyond the stage, into the classroom and throughout the community. Programs such as the nationally recognized PARTNERS® program use the arts to teach core curriculum with a focus on literacy, as well as develop each young person’s artistic and literary talents. These fundamental goals extend throughout all of The Bushnell's programming and are particularly evident in Bushnell’s Children’s Theatre, the CT Slam Poetry Program, The Noah Webster JAZZicians instrumentalist program, and the full-scholarship Ensign-Darling vocal program.
Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship
We are currently looking to reevaluate our Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship program so that we may continue to bring dynamic experiences with even greater access to more of Connecticut’s youth. During this transition, auditions are currently postponed for 2020.
Enjoy a look into previous Ensign-Darling performances.
Bushnell Children's Theatre
Educating students through the arts!
To bring your students to see BCT productions, please click to download the following documents:
Remaining 2019/20 BCT Shows:
The Scarlet Letter - Grades 5-8
Noah Webster JAZZicians
JAZZicians is a scholarship program provides professional performances, master classes, and private lessons for students interested in Jazz.
Connecticut Youth Poetry Slam
The Connecticut Youth Poetry Slam provides high school students with the opportunity to work on creating and performing written and spoken word in a professional setting.