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

Film: Sabrina

  • July 21, 2017

The New York Timescalled Sabrina “the most delightful comedy-romance in years,” and the same can be said today. Two brothers in Long Island vie for the attention of Sabrina, the daughter of the wealthy family’s chauffeur, played by Audrey Hepburn. Both brothers fall under Sabrina’s spell, but... Learn more

Film: The Graduate

  • July 28, 2017

Recent college graduate, Benjamin Braddock, is disillusioned with the choices his life has to offer. His lack of direction leads him into an unlikely affair with a neglected wife, Mrs. Robinson, and this mistake comes back to haunt him when Ben finds himself falling in love with Mrs. Robinson’s... 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

Love Story

  • August 4, 2017

The American Film Institute calls Love Story one of the most romantic films of all time. Oliver Barrett IV is American royalty, from east coast wealth. When he meets working-class Jenny Cavalleri, he’s challenged by her quick-wit and creativity. Despite differences in their upbringing and life... Learn more

BCT Presents Lucinda Williams

  • August 6, 2017
  • (812) 323-3020

American rock, folk, blues and country singer and songwriter, Lucinda Williams career spans more than 35 years. Best known for vivid, personal and critically acclaimed albums, Williams was named by TIME magazine as “America’s Best Songwriter” in 2002 and continues to write and... Learn more

Rhiannon Giddens

  • September 23, 2017
  • (812) 323-3020

Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder of the Grammy award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett-produced Another Day, Another Time concert at New... Learn more

Frankenstein

  • Dates vary between October 29, 2017 - November 5, 2017
  • (812) 336-9300

Abandoned by his creator, Frankenstein's Creature seeks affection...and revenge. Mary Shelley's still-shocking gothic thriller is produced in partnership with IU's 2017 Themester: Diversity, Difference, and Otherness. Visit cardinalstage.org for more information. Learn more

Peter Pan

  • Dates vary between December 17, 2017 - December 30, 2017
  • (812) 336-9300

"All children grow up - except one!" Clap your hands and believe this holiday season as Peter, Wendy, and Captain Hook soar to Neverland! Visit cardinalstage.org for more information. Learn more

9 to 5 the Musical

  • Dates vary between June 17, 2018 - June 24, 2018
  • (812) 336-9300

A musical crack in the glass ceiling. Three female co-workers concoct a plan to even the score with their sexist boss. A musical for our times, featuring music and lyrics by the incomparable Dolly Parton! Visit cardinalstage.org for more information. Learn more