Buskirk-Chumley Theater

  • 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 323-3020

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Spanish mission revival silent movie house is one of the busiest community theaters in the country. As a high-quality performance venue and community resource, the BCT hosts a year-round program of music, theatre, dance, film, and community events, presented by more than 50 organizations. They also bring national-touring performers - primarily musicians and comedians - to downtown Bloomington. The BCT Box Office & Downtown Visitors Center serves as a central ticketing office for venues and performance groups across the community. Chances are they have the tickets you're looking for!  The BCT Box Office & Downtown Visitors Center also sells locally-made or locally-themed gift items ranging from t-shirts that celebrate biking in Bloomington to a Christmas ornament featuring the iconic "Indiana" sign on the BCT's marquee.

Attractions
  • Tickets Available at BCT Box Office:

Meeting Rooms

  • Description

     The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is a completely renovated vaudeville theater and movie house built in 1922.  Located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, the theater is an ideal space to present music, theater, dance and variety performances.  The beautiful interior and comfortable seating also make it an ideal venue for fundraising or gala events.  Perfect for corporate presentations, the theater's ambiance adds a sense of history and culture to any event. 

     

    Theater management offers technical and professional assistance in the planning and execution of your event, including regular announcements to the media regarding upcoming events. 
  • Number of Rooms 1
Main Floor
  • Theater Capacity: 301
Balcony
  • Theater Capacity: 260
Orchestra Pit
  • Theater Capacity: 55

Facility Info

  • Description

     The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is a completely renovated vaudeville theater and movie house built in 1922.  Located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, the theater is an ideal space to present music, theater, dance and variety performances.  The beautiful interior and comfortable seating also make it an ideal venue for fundraising or gala events.  Perfect for corporate presentations, the theater's ambiance adds a sense of history and culture to any event. 

     

    Theater management offers technical and professional assistance in the planning and execution of your event, including regular announcements to the media regarding upcoming events. 
  • Number of Rooms 1

Mashrou’ Leila

  • November 8, 2017
  • (812) 323-3020

Let’s start with a basic assumption: A band based in Beirut, whose CD sleeves are a whirl of Arabic lettering, whose lyrics are written in a Lebanese dialect — that’s one for the world music pile, right? Wrong. If there’s one thing Mashrou’ Leila excel at, it’s... Learn more

Rich Hardesty w/ Lilly Meister & Jeremy Buck

  • November 11, 2017
  • (812) 323-3020

An intimate evening with Rich Hardesty and friends. Featuring Jeremy Buck and introducing Lilly Meister. The first 200 tickets sold get to leave the show with Rich's new Authentically Rich CD for FREE. Doors for this reserved seating event will open at 6:30pm. Ticket prices will... Learn more

REEL ROCK Film Tour

  • November 12, 2017
  • (812) 323-3020

The REEL ROCK Film Tour was founded in 2006 by filmmakers from Big Up Productions and Sender Films. The tour brings the best of climbing and adventure films of the year to live audiences around the world. This annual event is entering its 12th season and has attracted over 400 communities and... Learn more

Sierra Hull

  • November 16, 2017
  • (812) 323-3020

Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Grammy-winning Alison Krauss called her to the Grand Ole Opry stage before Hull was even a teenager. Two years later, she signed with Rounder Records, and soon became known... Learn more

Quarryland Men's Chorus Winter Concert: WALKING TOGETHER

  • November 19, 2017
  • (949) 599-8787

Quarryland Men’s Chorus, a positive performance-based community for gay and bisexual men/trans men and their allies, presents their annual winter concert entitled Walking Together. Walking Together features the men of the chorus, renowned vocalist Sylvia McNair, and Mayor John Hamilton performing... Learn more

Rhonda Vincent

  • January 19, 2018
  • 812-323-3020

World-class musicians and an award-winning voice come together for a breath-taking, must-see performance that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music! Rhonda Vincent , The Queen of Bluegrass, as described by The Wall Street Journal, brings an energy and... Learn more

Walk The Talk Speaker Series: Creating Happiness

  • February 21, 2018

Coming February 21, 2018, Walk the Talk takes a road trip to Bloomington, IN to present the topic of Creating Happiness. How does one create happiness for themselves? Does it come from within us or from the material world? For those unfamiliar, Walk the Talk is a TED-inspired speaker series... Learn more