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

Cardinal Stage Company presents Oliver!

  • December 16, 2016 - December 18, 2016
  • 812-336-9300

For the 2016 family holiday show, the company celebrates 10 years of kids contributing to Cardinal with a revival of Lionel Bart’s glorious Oliver!. The show will be produced in partnership with multiple local youth groups and will feature a cast of 75+ kids, along with our own legendary Mike... Learn more

Cardinal Stage Company presents Oliver!

  • December 20, 2016 - December 24, 2016
  • 812-336-9300

For the 2016 family holiday show, the company celebrates 10 years of kids contributing to Cardinal with a revival of Lionel Bart’s glorious Oliver!. The show will be produced in partnership with multiple local youth groups and will feature a cast of 75+ kids, along with our own legendary Mike... Learn more

Cardinal Stage Company presents Oliver!

  • December 28, 2016 - December 31, 2016
  • 812-336-9300

For the 2016 family holiday show, the company celebrates 10 years of kids contributing to Cardinal with a revival of Lionel Bart’s glorious Oliver!. The show will be produced in partnership with multiple local youth groups and will feature a cast of 75+ kids, along with our own legendary Mike... Learn more

The Olate Dogs

  • January 4, 2017
  • 812-323-3020

The Olate Dogs won Season Seven of America's Got Talent , scooping up the $1,000,000 prize and headlining at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human... Learn more

Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival

  • Dates vary between January 26, 2017 - January 28, 2017

The 2017 Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival, "STAND with PRIDE," explores the lives and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community through feature-length and short films, live performances, and educational and public participation events. The Festival features a wide range of artists and viewpoints, with... Learn more

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

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