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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>

Sherlock in Btown – Walkabout Radio Plays

  • June 16, 2021 - August 31, 2021
  • (812) 336-9300

Sherlock Holmes is coming to Btown! Cardinal’s Spring Walkabout Radio Play series contains two unique Sherlock Holmes-themed mysteries, set right here in Bloomington. Listen on-demand at any time! Each play is set in Bloomington and takes place on a designated walking route. All you... Learn more

The Women in the Woods – Walkabout Radio Plays

  • June 16, 2021 - August 31, 2021
  • (812) 336-9300

Back by popular demand! Originally released in the fall of 2020, The Women in the Woods is a 4-episode, site-specific radio play series about a young woman who arrives at IU and discovers she has ties to Bloomington that she’s never known about. With help from the spirits of her ancestors, she... Learn more

Every Brilliant Thing

  • Dates vary between September 5, 2021 - September 12, 2021
  • (812) 336-9300

Cardinal Stage presents “Every Brilliant Thing,” starring Diane Kondrat, at the McCormick’s Creek State Park Amphitheater, September 5 – 12, 2021. 1. Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Things with stripes, 4. Christopher Walken’s voice, 5. Rollercoasters. In Every Brilliant Thing, a... Learn more