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Announcing Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

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The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is proud to present the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Formed as “a bit of fun” in 1985, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has “grown into a much-loved institution,” according to The Observer. The current ensemble of ukulele virtuosos has been playing together for over 20 years and given thousands of sold-out concerts around the world, including shows at Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, and New York’s Carnegie Hall.



Announcing Tig Notaro

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The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is proud to present Grammy-nominated comic Tig Notaro on Friday, February 27 at 8:00 pm. All tickets to this reserved seating event are $25. Tickets will be available to BCT donors and sponsors beginning Monday, December 8 and will go on sale to the public at 11am on Friday, December 12.

Notaro is a Grammy Award-nominated comedian, writer, actor, and radio contributor. In 2011 she released her debut stand-up album, Good One, on Bloomington’s Secretly Canadian record label. Her latest album, Live, is a recording of a performance at Largo in Los Angeles where she addresses the cancer diagnosis she had received days before amid other personal difficulties. She has appeared on numerous television shows including Transparent, The Office, and Community.



BCT Call for Filmmakers

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"A Red Carpet Affair" Short Film Competition

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater presents an opportunity for a local filmmaker to win a rent-free use of the Theater. Filmmakers are invited to submit three-minute films on the subject of their choice and submissions will be screened as part of the second annual “A Red Carpet Affair” on February 22.

"A Red Carpet Affair" event is a celebration of film and will include a screening of the Academy Awards, film trivia, and classic film clips, in addition to the film competition. The audience will vote to determine the winning filmmaker, who will receive a rent-free use of the theater during the following summer.

Registration is due by January 15 and films must be submitted by 5pm on February 13. Only the first 10 filmmakers to register will be accepted. For more information about this compeition, contact Danielle McClelland at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 812-323-3022. Register by completing the "A Red Carpet Affair" Film Competition Agreement and submitting it to Danielle.

Check out Michelle Hartman's winning film from the most recent short film competition at the BCT:


Announcing Iris DeMent

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The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is pleased to present singer and songwriter Iris DeMent on Saturday, January 17th at 8:00 pm.

In 2012 Iris DeMent released a new album, Sing The Delta, sixteen years after her last album of mostly original material. Sing The Delta features twelve self-penned compositions from an artist whose first three albums established her as one of the most beloved and respected writers and singers in American music.

“I didn’t know when or if I’d make another record,” DeMent says. “I gave up on trying to steer it or force it and decided to just make myself available in my heart and mind as much as I could and leave the rest up to fate.”



Announcing Keb' Mo'

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“I never set out to be a ‘blues guy,’ but the blues is very powerful and fuels what I do. The blues puts the ‘realness’ in it for me.” - Keb' Mo'

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is proud to present  An Evening with the Keb’ Mo’ Band on Tuesday, January 27 at 8pm. All tickets to this reserved seating event are $42. Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with his recent release of BLUESAmericana. His twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his debut Keb’ Mo', but, more important, the disc is a signpost of artistic and personal growth.



BCT Gift Certificates

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Looking for the perfect gift? Consider a BCT Box Office Gift Certificate? These certificates are valid for event tickets* and merchandise in the box office (t-shirts, gift items, postcards, marquee letters, etc.) and make a great gift for friends, families, co-workers, everyone on your list!

Available as e-gift cards which can be delivered to recipients via email or printed out with various styles available for every gifting occasion. There are also traditional paper gift certificates available for purchase at the BCT Box Office.

*E-Gift Certificates not valid for redemption for Cardinal Stage Company production purchases.

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Our 2013 Annual Report

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The annual report is an opportunity to celebrate our successes and to thank our patrons, donors, sponsors and community partners. We invite you to learn more about the operations of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater by reading our annual report, available online now.

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The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is owned by the City of Bloomington and operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization.  The mission of BCT Management, Inc. is to develop the Buskirk-Chumley Theater as a high quality and widely accessible community resource and performance venue, operated in a fiscally responsible manner.  Support from the City of Bloomington, Indiana University, the Indiana Arts Commission, our many corporate sponsors and community donors  helps maintain this historic community resource and bring a wide diversity of programming to the stage each year.  

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Visiting from out of town? The Hyatt Place Bloomington, located just a few blocks from the theater, is the preferred hotel of Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

With the purchase of tickets to an event at the BCT, you can book a room at the Hyatt Place with the special BCT rate.

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BCT Box Office
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.

11am-6pm Monday-Friday
noon-5pm Saturday-Sunday
and at least half an hour into any performance at the BCT