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

The Indiana Theatre: An Open House

  • February 3, 2017
  • (812) 323-3020

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater invites the community to celebrate its history on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:30-7:00pm. The evening’s activities will include a free film screening and the grand re-opening of an expanded exhibit on the history of the building that began as the Indiana... Learn more

Love Songs for a Lasting World

  • February 13, 2017
  • (812) 333-7404

Celebrate the enduring power of love this Valentine’s Eve, Monday, Feb 13 with hammer dulcimer player and composer, Malcolm Dalglish and his Ooolite Singers & Friends. This fanciful swirl of music, theater, dance and homemade apple pie has become a midwinter Bloomington tradition. A benefit... Learn more

Gene Yang

  • February 23, 2017

Yang is a comic book artist and author of graphic novels, who teaches creative writing through Hamline University's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. His book American Born Chinese became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the... Learn more

Focus Dance Group

  • February 24, 2017

The Taipei National University of the Arts is sending 22 students from the Focus Dance Group to perform a thrilling new set on a joint bill with students from IU’s Contemporary Dance Program. Learn more

Joe Wong

  • April 14, 2017

Wong is a stand-up comedian and holds a PhD in biochemistry from Rice University in Houston. While living in Boston, Wong eventually qualified for the Boston Comedy Festival, where a booker for “The Late Show with David Letterman” spotted him. Wong became a favorite of David Letterman and Ellen... 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