Xfinity Theatre

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XFINITY Theatre
The Meadows
Former names Connecticut Centre for the Performing Arts (planning/construction)
Meadows Music Theatre (1995-2000)
ctnow.com Meadows Music Theatre (2000-2005)
New England Dodge Music Center (2005-2009)
Comcast Theatre (2009-2013)
Location Hartford, Connecticut
Owner City of Hartford
Operator Live Nation
Type Outdoor amphitheatre (summer)
Indoor theatre (fall/winter)
Seating type reserved, lawn
Capacity 30,000 (7,500 indoor)
Opened 1995
Website
www.livenation.com

XFINITY Theatre (originally known as the Meadows Music Theatre) is an outdoor/indoor amphitheatre located in Hartford, Connecticut owned by Live Nation. The capacity of the venue is 30,000. The indoor area holds 7,500 and the outdoor lawn area holds an additional 22,500 during the summer months making it one of the largest amphitheatres in the country. Live Nation predecessor SFX bought the theatre in 1997.[1]

Notable performances[edit]

  • At the 2013 Funny or Die: Oddball Comedy Festival comedic headliner Dave Chappelle refused to perform his routine after he experienced what he considered to be heckling from audience members. He instead remained on stage for the minimum amount of time his contract required him to and smoked cigarettes while taunting the audience. He said things such as "if North Korea were to drop the bomb tomorrow, he would hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut.” He returned for an unannounced appearance at the festival the next year to apologize to the crowd.[2]

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Coordinates: 41°46′45″N 72°40′09″W / 41.779233°N 72.669196°W / 41.779233; -72.669196