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>

Cardinal at Home - Genie in a Pumpkin

  • October 8, 2020 - November 2, 2020
  • (812) 336-9300

In this family-oriented story, a ghost, a black cat, and a werewolf are in for a delightful surprise on Halloween! Check out Cardinal Stage’s newest Cardinal at Home play, “Genie in a Pumpkin,” perfect for all ages! Cardinal is commissioning playwrights from all over the country to... Learn more

Cinderella Family Photo Challenge

  • October 8, 2020 - November 1, 2020
  • (812) 336-9300

We challenge you and your family to re-create the classic fairy tale "Cinderella" using no more than 10 original photos. Get creative with costumes, locations, and props, and share your story on social media for a chance to win a $75 Crumble Coffee & Bakery Gift Card. ANYONE can participate,... Learn more

Walkabout Radio Plays

  • September 21, 2020 - December 7, 2020
  • (812) 336-9300

Bloomington will be transformed when you put your headphones on and step into a new world. Original radio plays will be available for download, along with maps to take you on an unforgettable journey. Listen to a new scene at each stop along the way as you experience the magic in your own... Learn more

Theatrical Teaching in a Digital World

  • October 24, 2020
  • (812) 336-9300

Cardinal Stage presents a FREE workshop series on Theatrical Teaching. This 3-part series connects the broad values of theater to educational approaches and is designed for primary and secondary educators. Participants will learn from colleagues in the field who use theatrical techniques and... Learn more

Cardinal's Virtual Drama Club

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday until November 17, 2020

Just because we can’t BE together, doesn’t mean we can’t PLAY together! Francesca Sobrer will lead a weekly drama club where students will explore the fundamentals of acting, play theater games and even get to perform original plays by local, young playwrights! This 10-week program will culminate... Learn more

Cardinal Play Dates

  • Recurring monthly on the last Wednesday until December 30, 2020
  • (812) 336-9300

Play Dates is a monthly script-reading club. It’s just like a book club, but for theater! Each month we’ll read a different play or musical and then meet to discuss the piece. We’ll read a little bit of the show out loud, talk about themes and characters, and occasionally do Q&A with... Learn more

Cardinal’s Fall Luncheon Livestream

  • November 18, 2020
  • (812) 336-9300

Take a lunch break like no other on Wednesday November 18! Whether you’re at the office or on the couch, join us for a live, streaming entertainment experience in celebration of Cardinal Stage. In between thrilling performances, you’ll hear how Cardinal is reimagining the theatre... Learn more