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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.

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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

Aoife O’Donovan with String Quartet

Grammy award-winning songwriter and musician Aoife O'Donovan is one of the most sought-after singers and songwriters of her generation. She has released 3 critically-acclaimed solo albums, is co-founder of the bands I'm With Her, and Crooked Still, is the featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo... Learn more

Nurse Blake

Nurse Blake is one of a kind entertainer who uses his experience as a nurse for a fun filled comedy event that celebrates the hard work of healthcare providers. Blake tells candid and raw stories from his time in nursing school and from his shifts at the bedside. His upbeat attitude and hilarious... Learn more

BSO Wade in the Water: Exploring Florence Price's 4th Symphony

Join the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra for Wade in the Water as we share the Indiana premiere of Florence Price’s Symphony No. 4 in D minor. Included in the program is a guest appearance by tenor, scholar, and cultural activist Dr. Marquese Carter (www.marquesecarter.com) who will perform and... Learn more

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Fleck and Washburn met at a square dance and began playing music together a dozen years ago, beginning with the Sparrow Quartet. They married shortly thereafter and became parents to a cute little tot. They've been touring the globe as a duo for years, almost nonstop but for each other's... Learn more

Howling in the Aisles 2021: Scary Movie Marathon

Join us for the scariest party of the year! BCT Presents & Cicada Cinema bring you "Howling in the Aisles," a triple feature that is sure to spook you into the Halloween spirit! Movies are $8 each or $18 for the series. We dare you to try and survive these screams on the screen. Themed... Learn more

Gin Blossoms

The Gin Blossoms have undoubtedly left their mark on the Rock music map. The Grammy-nominated band's fusion of Melodic Rock, Pop, Folk and Country elements has helped pave the way for the modern Rock of today. Fans around the world are very familiar with Gin Blossoms' five-time Platinum... Learn more

The Weight Band

Performing their current album, World Gone Mad, as well as classic songs of The Band, The Weight Band is led by Jim Weider, a 15-year former member of The Band and the Levon Helm Band. The Weight Band originated in 2013 inside the famed Woodstock barn of Levon Helm. Weider was inspired by Helm to... Learn more

Adrianne Lenker

Adrianne Lenker has partnered with PLUS1 to support organizations bringing dignity, equity, and access to communities who need it. photo of adrianne lenker by genesis-baez It was early March 2020 and the Big Thief tour had just been cut short, so I flew from Europe to NYC. It just... Learn more

Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine is the musical project of singer-songwriter Sam Beam. Born and raised in South Carolina, Beam is a former film professor who got his start making home recordings before landing on Sub Pop Records. Iron & Wine's 2002 debut, The Creek Drank the Cradle, garnered both critical and... Learn more

Miracle on 34th Street

More info to come, check back for more details as we get closer to the event! Learn more

Andy McKee

Andy McKee is among the world's finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered... Learn more

Christmas with the Celts

First there was Riverdance, then Celtic Woman, now the popular PBS Pledge show Christmas with The Celts which is touring across the U.S. The national PBS show Christmas with The Celts aired on 222 PBS channels across the U.S., Canada and on the BBC in Ireland. The Celts mix lively... Learn more

An Acoustic Holiday Show with Carrie Newcomer and Over the Rhine

One December, not long after Over the Rhine began recording and touring, we were invited to perform some seasonal songs on a public radio station. So we worked up a few carols and traditional tunes. It actually felt really good and conjured up an unusual mix of feelings from childhood:... Learn more

A Year with Frog and Toad

Cardinal for Kids presents “A Year with Frog and Toad” at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. "Play What You Will" on single tickets all season long. Literature’s favorite amphibians jump from the page to the stage in a return engagement of Cardinal’s most beloved production ever! Based on... Learn more

Steven Page Formerly of Barenaked Ladies

Steven Page's distinctive and powerful voice is among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. He is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with former bandmates, Barenaked Ladies, the award-winning band he co-founded. As one of the principal songwriters and lead singer, Steven... Learn more