Cardinal Stage

  • 900 S. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 336-7110

Cardinal Stage is dedicated to advancing professional theatre in Bloomington, Indiana. They start with the classics - you know, the greatest plays in the canon - then they add musicals, new works, shows especially for young audiences and the occasional curve ball play that no one sees coming. Whatever it is, you can be sure that a Cardinal production will be highly theatrical, literate, and fun!


Cardinal Stage produces many of their performances at the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. Season subscriptions and tickets for upcoming performances are available at the BCT Box Office on Kirkwood Avenue or on Cardinal's website.P>

The Roommate

Cardinal Stage presents “The Roommate” January 30 – February 22 at the Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay. Recently-divorced Sharon is searching for a roommate to share her Iowa home. She couldn’t have imagined that a mysterious New Yorker named Robyn would be the answer to her problems. But as... Learn more

Digging in Their Heels

Cardinal Stage present’s Sally Perkins’ original one-woman show, Digging in Their Heels, for two nights only, February 10 & 11, at the Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay. When: February 10 & 11 at 7:00 PM Where: Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay Tickets: $15 General Admission.... Learn more

The Room Screening

“Oh Hai, Bloomington!” The BEST bad film of all time returns to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in March 2020. Since its release in 2004, The Room has become a once-in-a-generation sensation, referred to as “the Citizen Kane of bad movies,” and even inspiring a hit Hollywood film, The... Learn more

Ada and the Engine

Cardinal Stage presents “Ada and the Engine” March 26 – April 11 at the Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium. Discover the groundbreaking woman of science whose work has impacted all of our lives in profound ways. Ada and the Engine tells the inspiring and fascinating story of Ada Byron Lovelace, a... Learn more

The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Cardinal Stage presents “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” May 1 – 17 at the Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium. Favorite fairy tales are given a new twist in this hilarious stage adaptation of the wacky and wild picture book! Jack (of Beanstalk fame) is your guide to the upside... Learn more

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Cardinal Stage presents “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” June 11 – 28 at the Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium. The award-winning rock musical sensation finally makes its Bloomington premiere! Hedwig Schmidt is an “internationally ignored song stylist” who fled East Germany after a botched sex-change... Learn more