Cardinal Stage

  • 411 E. 7th 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 curveball 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 Stage's website.P>

Blue: A Playlet

  • January 8, 2021 - January 31, 2021
  • (812) 336-9300

Old flames, new recipes, and a touch of magic are stirred together in a very special cooking class! Don't miss Cardinal's January Cardinal at Home play, “Blue: A Playlet” by Kavin Panmeechao. Cardinal is commissioning playwrights from all over the country to create a series of short... Learn more

Teen Virtual Drama Club 

  • January 19, 2021
  • (812) 336-9300

Calling all teens! Cardinal Stage presents a six-week virtual workshop that will focus on monologue performance. Francesca Sobrer will take teen actors through the steps from finding a monologue that best demonstrates your talent to creating character and finding your focus, to performing your... Learn more

Theatrical Teaching in a Digital World Workshop

  • January 30, 2021
  • (812) 336-9300

Cardinal Stage presents the second in a 3-part professional development workshop - free for all educators! Theatrical Teaching in a Digital World connects the broad values of theater to educational approaches and is designed for primary and secondary educators of ALL disciplines. The... Learn more

Youth Virtual Drama Club 

  • February 2, 2021
  • (812) 336-9300

Just because we can’t BE together, doesn’t mean we can’t PLAY together! This club, with instructor Shannon Starks, is tailored to young actors with limited performance experience and offers a chance to explore theatre safely from the comfort of your home! Zoom offers a unique ability for us to... Learn more

Ordinary Days: A Virtual Production

  • February 11, 2021 - February 21, 2021
  • (812) 336-9300

Cardinal Stage presents a virtual production of the musical Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon, streaming on-demand from February 11 through February 21. Ordinary Days is a sweet and funny musical that celebrates the big impact of life’s small moments. A couple faces new challenges when they... Learn more

Swing Into Spring Cabaret

  • Dates vary between March 26, 2021 - March 27, 2021
  • (812) 336-9300

Cardinal Stage Presents a Virtual “Swing Into Spring” Cabaret, March 26 & 27. Get your toes tapping with a night of songs that swing! Inspired by great singers from Ella Fitzgerald to Frank Sinatra, this show is sure to hit the sweet spot for anyone who likes their musical theater with a dash... Learn more

Vintage Broadway Cabaret

  • Dates vary between May 7, 2021 - May 8, 2021
  • (812) 336-9300

Cardinal Stage Presents a Virtual “Vintage Broadway” Cabaret, May 7 & 8. Escape into the Golden Age of musicals with this evening of songs that have aged like a fine wine. Cardinal artists will share their favorite hits of yesteryear and celebrate the shows that made Broadway shine! ... Learn more