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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

La Bamba (1987)

Come to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for the fourth film in our We Miss the Music Film Series and experience one the greatest stories in American rock n' roll history! Los Angeles teenager Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips) becomes an overnight rock 'n' roll success in 1958, thanks to a... Learn more

Jaws (1975)

Come to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for the first film in our Spielberg in the Summer Film Series and get ready to be scared to go back in the water all over again! When a young woman is killed by a shark while swimming near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief... Learn more

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Come to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for the second film in our Spielberg in the Summer Film Series and celebrate one of the greatest swashbuckling adventures on its 40th anniversary! Dr. Indiana Jones, a renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, is hired by the U.S. Government to... Learn more

Jurassic Park (1993)

Come to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for the final film in our Spielberg in the Summer Film Series and experience the movie that made us believe in the magic (and terror) of dinosaurs again! In Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler... Learn more

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Five-time Grammy-nominated blues rocker, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, is coming to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater! Doors open at 7:30 pm for this reserved-seating event. The estimated length of the program is two hours. Learn more

An Evening with Addison Agen

Addison Agen is an Americana singer-songwriter best known as Season 13's first runner up on NBC's The Voice. Based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the 20-year-old's raw and heart-wrenching voice welcomes listeners of all kinds to be grateful and self-reflective. In 2019, Addison earned a four-night... Learn more

Kathleen Edwards

By 2014, the singer-songwriter had released four studio albums and amassed widespread critical acclaim. She had been touring since the release of her 2012 album, Voyageur , and the prospect of returning... Learn more

An Evening with Leo Kottke

Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but lived in 12 different states during his childhood, an experience that exposed him to a variety of influences during his musical development. He flirted with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age... 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

Kevin James Thornton

Kevin James Thornton is a rising TikTok star with over 700k followers and 100 million video views. Kevin has built a loyal following posting hilarious, heartfelt, and occasionally cringey moments of self reflection that are relatable to audiences young and old alike (with a splash of... Learn more

David Bromberg Quintet

He's played with everyone, he's toured everywhere, he can lead a raucous big band or hold an audience silent with a solo acoustic blues set. Here's the story of David Bromberg, or at least some of it . . . Born in Philadelphia in 1945 and raised in Tarrytown, NY, "as a kid I listened to rock 'n'... Learn more

Considering Matthew Shepard

On October 9 and 10, Bloomington Chamber Singers will perform Considering Matthew Shepard, Craig Hella Johnson's powerful reflection on the events surrounding the 1998 beating and death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student in Wyoming. This "fusion oratorio" speaks with a fresh and bold... Learn more

Jacob Jolliff Band

Jacob Jolliff was born into a musical family in Newberg, OR. His dad started him on the mandolin at age seven and required him to practice ten minutes a day. But after six months of practicing this minimal amount, something clicked, and almost overnight he started putting in several hours of... Learn more

The Mersey Beatles

The Mersey Beatles! The world's most Authentic and only LIVERPOOL born Beatles Tribute Band was the resident band for over a decade at the world famous CAVERN CLUB, where the Beatles got their start. These childhood friends have played in 20 countries, selling out shows worldwide. Don't... Learn more

An Acoustic Night With Dispatch

Marriage, birth, death, departure; for Dispatch, the only constant these past few years has been change. Add to that an exceedingly tense political climate, long-overdue reckonings on racial justice and gender equality,... Learn more

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

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

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