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About Us


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.

BCT Box Office

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

Rates and Availability - Interested in Renting the Theater? Take a look at the theater's seasonal rates and availability over the next few months.

Technical Specifications

Terms & Conditions

Weddings and Corporate Events

BCT Movie Partner Program

Seating Chart

Tour the Theater

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is a renovated, historic movie house that was built in 1922. Restored to its previous grandeur by the Bloomington Area Arts Council with widespread community support, the theater is now managed by the private, non-profit organization, BCT Management, Inc.

Located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, the Theater is an ideal space to present music, theater, and dance. The beautiful interior and comfortable seating make it an ideal venue to hold fundraising or gala events. Perfect for corporate presentations, the BCT's ambiance adds history and culture to your company's image. Elegant and unique, the Theater can accomodate your wedding dreams.

With a capacity of 629 seats, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater offers ample space for an audience. The lobby and mezzanine are available for small receptions, book signings, or other activities that will make your event a success. The BCT offers technical assistance in the planning and execution of your event from the professional staff of the theater and regular announcements to the media regarding upcoming events.

For more information about renting the Theater or to check availability, contact Danielle McClelland, executive director, at (812) 323-3022 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Box Seats

Interior Lobby





12.11.2016 | 11:15 AM
Open Door

12.16.2016 - 12.31.2016

12.18.2016 | 11:15 AM
Open Door

12.25.2016 | 11:15 AM
Open Door

01.01.2017 | 11:15 AM
Open Door

01.04.2017 | 07:00 PM
The Olate Dogs

01.08.2017 | 11:15 AM
Open Door

01.08.2017 | 02:15 PM
Children's International Film Festival

01.15.2017 | 02:00 PM
The Watsons Go to Birmingham

01.16.2017 | 07:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission

02.03.2017 | 05:30 PM
The Indiana Theatre: An Open House

02.11.2017 | 08:00 PM
Maceo Parker

02.17.2017 | 08:00 PM
Ben Folds And A Piano

03.01.2017 | 08:00 PM
Lee Fields and The Expressions

03.07.2017 | 08:00 PM
The Victor Wooten Trio