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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>

The Room starring Tommy Wiseau

"Oh Hai, Bloomington!" The BEST bad film of all time returns to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on February 12, 2022. 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

The Mountain Top

  • Dates vary between March 3, 2022 - March 20, 2022
  • (812) 336-9300

Cardinal Stage presents “The Mountaintop,” a fascinating portrait by award-winning playwright Katori Hall, on stage March 3 – 20 at the Waldron Arts Center. As a storm rages outside the Lorraine Motel, the tension builds inside Room 306. It’s Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth,... Learn more

Ada and the Engine

  • Dates vary between March 31, 2022 - April 16, 2022
  • (812) 336-9300

Cardinal Stage presents “Ada and the Engine,” a contemporary drama by Lauren Gunderson, on stage March 31 – April 16 at the Waldron Arts Center. Discover the groundbreaking woman of science whose work has impacted all of our lives in profound ways. “Ada and the Engine” tells the inspiring... Learn more