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

Be More Awards

  • March 28, 2017
  • (812) 349-3472

The Be More Awards is our community's way of honoring and applauding the outstanding, but often unrecognized efforts of our community volunteers. A program of the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, the Be More Awards honors all of the nominated individuals and groups, as well as the ten award... Learn more

African American Dance Company Spring Concert

  • April 8, 2017
  • (812) 855-9501

The African American Dance Company presents its 43rd annual Spring Concert featuring director Iris Rosa's original works and student choreographic projects that explore the theme of “Hierarchy.” Exemplifying keen vigorous expression and eloquence, the African American Dance Company has been... Learn more

8th Annual Bloomington Trashion Refashion Runway Show

  • April 9, 2017

Trashion-Refashion runway show benefitting the Center for Sustainable Living - https://www.simplycsl.org/ Learn more

Marc Cohn

  • April 12, 2017
  • (812) 323-3020

After winning a GRAMMY for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the... Learn more

Joe Wong

  • April 14, 2017
  • (812) 855-9501

Joe Wong is a beloved stand-up comedian in both America and China. His humor focuses on his experiences as an immigrant in America and the comic misunderstandings of daily life in China. He first came to the States to study chemistry at Rice University, but he wound up in Boston and... Learn more

IU Soul Revue Spring Concert

  • April 22, 2017
  • (812) 855-9501

From classic tunes like “Wade in the Water” to the 2016 hit “24K Magic,” come listen, groove, and dance to the soulful sounds of the IU Soul Revue. The IU Soul Revue Spring Concert showcases the brilliance, resiliency, joy, and creativity of African Americans through music from the late 1800s to... Learn more

African American Choral Ensemble Spring Concert

  • April 29, 2017
  • (812) 855-9501

From traditional African songs and spirituals to formally composed works, the African American Choral Ensemble Spring Concert celebrates the journey from Africa to America. The concert will include composed works by Rosephanye Powell, Andre Thomas, Ysaye Barnwell, Rollo Dilworth, John Kee,... Learn more

Sara Watkins

  • May 31, 2017
  • (812) 323-3020

Sara Watkins is an American singer-songwriter and fiddler. Watkins debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek, along with her brother Sean and mandolinist Chris Thile. Watkins also plays the ukulele and guitar, and played percussion while... Learn more

Cardinal Stage Company presents West Side Story

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until June 25, 2017
  • 812-336-9300

Rounding out the season is Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s masterwork West Side Story. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet and showcasing one of the greatest scores in musical theatre history, Cardinal’s production of West Side promises to bring the 10th Anniversary Season of Legends to a... Learn more

Bloomington's Chefs' Challenge

  • July 30, 2017
  • (812) 332-0999

Based on television’s popular Iron Chef, this culinary event will feature three local chefs who will have one hour to prepare a winning dish from a pantry of ingredients. A mystery ingredient will be revealed right before the competition begins. BCAT film crews will show close-ups of the... Learn more