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 serves as a central ticketing office for venues and performance groups across the community. Chances are they have the tickets you're looking for.

Attractions
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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

Elf the Musical

Discover your inner elf in this holiday classic! Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities... Learn more

Ponyo: Studio Ghibli at the BCT

Bring your whole family and celebrate the beautiful and wondrous films of Hayao Miyazaki at our Studio Ghibli at the BCT series. Perfect for audiences of all ages, Ponyo centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a... Learn more

Princess Monokoke: Studio Ghibli at the BCT

Celebrate the beautiful and wondrous films of Hayao Miyazaki at our Studio Ghibli at the BCT series. From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes an epic masterpiece that has dazzled audiences worldwide with its... Learn more

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE: Studio Ghibli at BCT

Celebrate the beautiful and wondrous films of Hayao Miyazaki at our Studio Ghibli at the BCT series. From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki, comes the Academy Award®- nominated fantasy adventure for the whole... Learn more

THE WIND RISES: Studio Ghibli at BCT

Celebrate the beautiful and wondrous films of Hayao Miyazaki at our Studio Ghibli at the BCT series. The final masterpiece from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) comes a spellbinding movie beyond compare. Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful... Learn more

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper

The world tends to look at accomplishments in the form of accolades and although only in his mid-30’s, 2020 Grammy Winner Michael Cleveland, has plenty to his credit. After picking up the fiddle at age 4, Michael’s musical momentum began to propel him forward towards early success. “When I... Learn more

Willy Wonka Taste-A-Long Experience

TASTE-A-LONG the WONKA WAY! Experience the favorite childhood classic like never before – with taste-a-long bags of treats for the whole family! Eat along with the film…when Charlie takes a bite, so do you! Charlie, a poor but hopeful boy, seeks one of the five coveted golden... Learn more

Reverend Horton Heat

Loaded guns, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal littered landscape of Jim Heath’s imagination. True to his high evangelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing & reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of American music. He’s a time-travelling space-cowboy on a... Learn more

Watchhouse (Formerly Mandolin Orange)

Over a year after Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz of Watchhouse (formerly known as Mandolin Orange) reintroduced themselves on their 2021 self titled LP, the pair shared a special surprise release: Watchhouse (Duo), a self produced recording of Marlin and Frantz performing the most elemental... Learn more

Town Mountain

Hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, Town Mountain is the sum of all its vast and intricate influences — this bastion of alt-country rebellion and honky-tonk attitude pushed through the hardscrabble Southern Appalachian lens of its origin. “For us, it’s all about the interaction between... Learn more

Mamma Mia: Sing-A-Long

Celebrate Mother’s Day with your Mamma Mia! Tell mom to grab her best summer dress and a glass of wine, because this time it’s a Sing-A-Long! You can only enjoy this interactive musical experience at Constellation Stage & Screen. The smash-hit film is the story of a bride-to-be trying to find... Learn more

The Room

“Oh Hai, Bloomington!” The BEST bad film of all time returns to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Saturday, July 15, 2023. Since its release in 2004, The Room has become a once-in-a-generation sensation, referred to as “the Citizen Kane of bad movies,” and even inspiring a hit Hollywood film,... Learn more