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

Vertigo

Part of the BCT Presents Alfred Hitchcock Series. Other screenings in the series include: January 25th: The Birds February 8th: ... Learn more

The Birds

Based on a novelette by Daphne du Maurier, The Birds follows the blossoming relationship between socialite Melanie Daniels and lawyer Mitch Brenner. After a surprise second meeting in a pet store, where Mitch is hoping to purchase a pair of birds for his kid sister's birthday, Melanie... Learn more

Rear Window

Part of the BCT Presents Alfred Hitchcock Series. Other screenings in the series include: January 25th: The Birds February 22nd: ... Learn more

You and Me Tour

Drew and Ellie Holcomb are a husband and wife Americana duo from Nashville, TN. Shortly after their marriage in 2006, the couple began touring together with Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. The band has supported many national touring acts including Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, Don... Learn more

Todd Snider

todd snider by todd snider i started making up songs in 1986. i made an album in 1994. i also started a tour in 1994 and that tour is, in a way, still going. i never made a record so good that i could just sit home or did a show so... Learn more

Casablanca

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), owns the hottest nightclub in Casablanca during the early days of World War II. Rick professes to be neutral in all political matters... Learn more

Latin Jazz Ensemble – Michael Spiro & Wayne Wallace, directors

Jazz @ the BCT Latin Jazz Ensemble Michael Spiro & Wayne Wallace , directors Learn more

Malcolm Dalglish and The Ooolites: Love Songs for a Lasting World

Malcolm Dalglish and the Ooolites join up with the Hybridmotion Collective to bring you Picture Book, this year’s Love Songs for a Lasting World show. Picture Book is a family show that evokes the awe of the natural world with songs of birds, trees, mythical creatures and wild things. Expect... Learn more

The Milk Carton Kids

The twice Grammy-nominated harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids hits the BCT stage with music from their new album, All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do , from ANTI-Records. With pure tones and moving voices, The Milk Carton Kids know how to capture... Learn more

Jaime Hernandez

Jaime Hernandez is the co-creator of the acclaimed alternative comic book series, Love and Rockets, along with his brothers, Gilbert and Mario. Published since 1982, the series is recognized for its trailblazing portrayals of realistic Latina characters. His work has also appeared in DC Comics... Learn more

Psycho

Based on the thriller of the same name written by novelist Robert Bloch, Psycho follows Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) during her stay at the Bates Motel and learns about its proprietor, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), his interest in recreational taxidermy, and his relationship with his... Learn more

Robert Cray

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul, and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame induction, an Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours, and more than 20 acclaimed albums. Growing up in the... Learn more

Los Lonely Boys

Lots of musicians compare their careers to roller-coaster rides, but Los Lonely Boys have had so many close-your-eyes-and-hang-on moments in the 14 years since they recorded their self-titled debut, they should buy an amusement park. The story of how the Garza brothers –... Learn more

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a global sensation and nothing short of a national treasure in the UK. With a career that spans more than 30 years, their development has been from curiosity to virtuosity, from village hall to Carnegie Hall. Using instruments bought for loose... Learn more

Company Danzante

Company Danzante is an Arlington-based dance company, founded in 2013 by Katherine Horrigan and Arturo Garcia. The company focuses on performing and promoting contemporary dance and have performed at such venues as the Kennedy Center, the Dance Gallery Festival in NYC, the Manhattan Movement... Learn more

Valeria Luiselli

Born in Mexico City and raised largely in South Africa, Valeria Luiselli is the award-winning author of Faces in the Crowd(2012), Sidewalks (2010), The Story of My Teeth (2015). Her most recent work, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions (2017) was described as “the First Must-Read Book... Learn more

ÓNIX Ensamble

Apr. 18 - Auer Hall. 7:00 p.m. Apr. 19 - Buskirk-Chumley Theater. 7:30 p.m. Free, but ticketed. Comprised of outstanding musicians from Mexico, ÓNIX Ensamble has achieved world-wide recognition as a leading champion of contemporary music. The group has premiered... Learn more

Flor de Toloache

Founded in 2008 by singers Mireya I. Ramos and Shae Fiol as New York City's first all-women mariachi group, Flor de Toloache got their start performing as a harp, violin, and vihuela trio for subway riders. Today they perform as a full mariachi ensemble, featuring members who hail from Mexico,... Learn more

Over the Rhine & Carrie Newcomer

We are pleased to present an evening of acoustic music from two local favorites: Over the Rhine and Carrie Newcomer. Over the Rhine "It's a collection of songs that required some extra real estate," Linford Detweiler says of Over the Rhine 's... Learn more