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

Wild and Scenic Film Festival (by Indiana Forest Alliance)

  • January 14, 2018
  • (317) 373-1409

The Indiana Forest Alliance is holding it's annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the Buskirk-Chumley on January 14th from 5:30-8:30. The films are environmentally focused and are used to boost membership as well as inspire environmental advocacy in the community. Learn more

Rhonda Vincent

  • January 19, 2018
  • 812-323-3020

World-class musicians and an award-winning voice come together for a breath-taking, must-see performance that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music! Rhonda Vincent , The Queen of Bluegrass, as described by The Wall Street Journal, brings an energy and... Learn more

Singin' in the Rain

  • February 14, 2018
  • 812-323-3020

A silent movie star’s career is threatened when talkies come into fashion. Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) may be able to save his latest project by converting it into a musical but what will he do about Lina (Jean Hagen), his on-screen romantic partner with a terrible voice? Kathy Selden (Debbie... Learn more

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

  • February 18, 2018
  • 812-323-3020

The world is astounded when the reclusive Willy Wonka announces that five lucky people will win a tour of his amazing candy factory and that one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate. Charlie, along with four ill-behaved children, is magically awarded the chance of a lifetime when... Learn more

Valerie June

  • February 20, 2018
  • 812-323-3020

At heart, Valerie June is first and foremost a songwriter, willing and able to blur the lines between genres and eras of sounds. Her music is an eclectic blend of folk and soul and country and R&B and blues. "People shouldn't necessarily think of bluegrass when... Learn more

Walk The Talk Speaker Series: Creating Happiness

  • February 21, 2018

Coming February 21, 2018, Walk the Talk takes a road trip to Bloomington, IN to present the topic of Creating Happiness. How does one create happiness for themselves? Does it come from within us or from the material world? For those unfamiliar, Walk the Talk is a TED-inspired speaker series... Learn more

Texas Troubadours

  • March 2, 2018
  • 812-323-3020

The Texas Troubadours tour celebrates the great songwriting tradition of the Lone Star State and features Ruthie Foster, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Carrie Rodriguez, three Texas-based artists who are known around the globe for their excellent songs and their distinctive voices.... Learn more

Window Horses

  • March 5, 2018
  • 812-323-3020

Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, Window Horses is a feature animation about love—love of family, poetry, history, culture. Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d... Learn more

Andrea Gibson

  • March 6, 2018
  • (812) 323-3020

“Do you want to hear the best story you’ve ever heard in your life?” Andrea Gibson asks into the microphone. The audience leans forward in silent anticipation. “So I met this woman and I went home to her house with her.” She pauses, “already a great story.” The audience erupts... Learn more

Terence Blanchard

  • May 19, 2018
  • 812-323-3020

Composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard said that "[m]usic and art have the power to change hearts and souls.” It is a belief brought to life through the work of Blanchard and his E-Collective, a revolutionary ensemble that thrives on the perfect mixture of Blanchard’s genius... Learn more