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

Ballet at the BCT – The Choreography Project Michael Vernon, director

  • April 27, 2017

Ballet at the BCT – The Choreography Project Michael Vernon, director 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

2017 Double Bill

  • May 4, 2017
  • (812) 323-3020

NVO is a vehicle for new opera through the collaboration of emerging student composers, performers, and administrators in an experiential learning environment. The 2017 Double Bill is presented in part by The BUEA Zone Arts Grant, the Bloomington Arts Commission, and Bloomington Playwrights... Learn more

Taxi Tehran

  • May 12, 2017
  • 812-323-3020

This film is part of The Seventh Art Stand , nation-wide series of screenings and discussions featuring films from Islamic counties. This series will take place in May as an act of cinematic solidarity against... Learn more

History, Herstory

  • May 14, 2017
  • (812) 323-3020

Do you love stories? All season long, we’ve been telling stories: children’s stories, tales of tragedy and romance, and stories of far away places. In History, Herstory, we feature the stories of two heroic figures: Abraham Lincoln, and Scheherazade, whose mesmerizing stories saved her... Learn more

No Business Like Show Business

  • May 26, 2017 - May 27, 2017

NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS with Stage Flight Circus Arts You’ve seen the Oscars, with the glamour, the lights, the famous stars, and big musical performances. Well, have you ever wondered what happens on that stage the night BEFORE the big show? “No Business Like Show... 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

Spectacular Shimmies

  • Dates vary between July 7, 2017 - July 8, 2017

Sparkles, shimmies, earthy, and elegance briefly describe the complex and wonderful world of belly dance. Spectacular Shimmies is the performance series of Shimmy Con, an annual Belly Dance Conference. Enjoy one or two nights of amazing performances and experience everything that shimmies. br... 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