PARKING FOR BUSKIRK-CHUMLEY THEATER EVENTS
Located within the rich Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD), the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is neatly tucked in Bloomington’s quaint downtown area. Downtown Bloomington is easily accessible by walking, however, public parking is available near the theater for our driving patrons in the form of street parking, metered parking lots, and monitored parking garages. Bicycle parking racks are located throughout the downtown area and in most downtown parking garages.
Public Parking Guidelines
- Please bring sufficient change for metered parking, as the BCT cannot provide coins/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.
- Information on this page is subject to change based on City Of Bloomington Parking Enforcement policies, please note and follow all posted signage in public parking locations and consult the City Of Bloomington's Downtown Parking page for updated parking information.
- There are private parking lots in the downtown area, choosing to park in these spaces is at the driver's own risk, as these lots are monitored by private companies who will tow non-permitted vehicles. Please be mindful of posted signs and policies in private lots.
The City of Bloomington has installed parking meters in the downtown area. These parking meters will be enforced from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM and accept coins ($1 coins, quarters, dimes, and nickels) as well as credit/debit cards as payment (Visa/MasterCard/Discover). Rates are 25 cents 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 30 cent convenience charge per transaction
City of Bloomington also offers the ParkMobile mobile device/app service at each meter, which will allow registered patrons to pay, monitor, and receive alerts for their parking at metered spaces. ParkMobile supports all major credit cards, can be linked to a mobile "wallet", and accepts payments via PayPal. Register for ParkMobile
Please watch the 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. The rate is $0.50 per hour with a maximum limit of 12 hours. Please bring sufficient change for the meters, as the BCT does not provide coins. Meters are enforced Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm, and are FREE after 5pm daily and on weekends.
Fourth Street & Walnut Street Garage: The Garage Art parking garage 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 8am - 6pm. Parking is FREE on the weekends (Saturday & Sunday) in this garage. The first three hours of parking are free in this garage.
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. Meters are enforced Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm, and are FREE after 5pm daily and on weekends.
Seventh Street & Walnut Street Garage: The Garage Band parking 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 (NO FREE WEEKEND PARKING).
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