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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.

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


02.27.2015 | 08:00 PM
Tig Notaro

03.01.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

03.01.2015 | 07:00 PM

03.07.2015 | 07:00 PM
Fusion 2015

03.08.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

03.08.2015 | 05:00 PM
11th Annual Indiana Campus Superstar Semi-Final Competition

03.13.2015 | 08:00 PM

03.14.2015 | 03:00 PM
The Princess Bride

03.15.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

03.22.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

03.27.2015 | 07:30 PM
Jenn Cristy "THIS IS" CD Release Concert

03.28.2015 - 03.29.2015
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

03.29.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

04.02.2015 | 08:00 PM
Another Round's Spring Concert

04.04.2015 | 06:00 PM
Tap Into Art

04.05.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

04.11.2015 | 08:00 PM
African American Dance Company Spring Concert

04.18.2015 | 08:00 PM
IU Soul Revue Spring Concert

04.24.2015 | 08:00 PM
One Day in April

04.28.2015 | 07:00 PM
Be More Awards

04.29.2015 | 07:30 PM
A Show of Hats: An Evening of Music & Storytelling

05.02.2015 | 08:00 PM
African American Choral Ensemble Spring Concert

05.09.2015 | 08:00 PM
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