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.

Attractions
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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

Park Stickney, Jazz Harp & Guest Artist Jeremy Allen, Bass

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Cat Video Fest

The world's #1 cat video festival is coming to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater! A compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous... Learn more

Broken Robots

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Huckleberry Funk

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Bob Mould Solo Electric: Distortion and Blue Hearts

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9th Annual Concert for Amethyst House: Kevin Morby

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Elf the Musical

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