PARKING FOR BUSKIRK-CHUMLEY THEATER EVENTS
Downtown Bloomington is easily accessible on foot; however, public parking is available near the theater in the form of metered street parking, metered parking lots, and monitored parking garages. Bicycle parking racks are located throughout the downtown area and in most downtown parking garages.
Please bring sufficient change for metered parking, as the BCT cannot provide change. City meters also accept credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover) and equipped with the Parkmobile app, allowing patrons to monitor and pay for parking via smart phone and mobile devices. There are a variety of FREE PARKING options downtown, please consult the Downtown Parking page for more detail.
The City of Bloomington's downtown area parking meters are enforced 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday - Saturday (street parking is free on Sundays and city holidays) and accept coins ($1 coins, quarters, dimes, and nickels) as well as credit/debit cards as payment (Visa/MasterCard/Discover). Rates are $0.25 per 15 minutes. If paying by coin, exact change is encouraged, the meters will not give out change. If paying by credit/debit cards there is a 1-hour minimum purchase required ($1) as well as a $0.30 convenience charge per transaction.
City of Bloomington also offers the ParkMobile mobile device/app service at each meter, which offers patrons a pay-as-you-go system so that you only pay for the time you are parked (don't forget to "unpark" when you leave your space). ParkMobile supports all major credit cards, can be linked to a mobile "wallet", and accepts payments via PayPal. Register for ParkMobile
Please watch the parking meter demo video below to see how easy they are to operate. For more details about downtown parking and meter FAQs, please visit the City Of Bloomington Downtown Parking information page.
Garage & Lot Parking
Fourth Street & Washington Street Lot: Located directly behind the BCT, this is a public lot enforced by coin-operated parking meters. These meters do not accept credit cards so please bring sufficient change. The first 3 hours in this lot are free, then $0.50 per hour with a maximum limit of 12 hours. Meters are enforced Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., but these spots are FREE after 5 p.m. daily and on weekends.
Fourth Street & Walnut Street Garage: This is another option within walking distance of the BCT, located about one block southwest of the theater. The current rate is $0.50 per hour. Meters are enforced Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. The first 3 hours of parking are free and this garage is FREE on Saturdays and Sundays.
Sixth Street & Lincoln Street Lot: Located just west of the Monroe County Public Library, this coin-operated, metered lot is just a short two-block walk from the BCT. The rate is $0.50 per hour with a maximum limit of 12 hours. This meters do not accept credit cards so please bring sufficient change. Meters are enforced Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and are FREE after 5 p.m. daily and on weekends.
Seventh Street & Walnut Street Garage: This garage is located one and a half blocks north of the BCT. The current rate is $0.50 per hour. Meters are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week but the first 3 hours are free if parking Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. or Saturday - Sunday 6 a.m. - 12 p.m.
For more information regarding transportation and parking in Bloomington, please visit:
City of Bloomington Downtown Parking Information
VisitBloomington Transportation and Parking Information
Indiana University Parking Operations