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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

Downtown Bloomington is easily accessible on foot; however, public parking is available near the theater 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.

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.

Street Parking
The City of Bloomington's downtown area parking meters are enforced 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 $0.30 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 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. The first three hours in this lot are free, then $0.50 per hour with a maximum limit of 12 hours. Meters are enforced Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, but these spots are FREE after 5pm 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 8am - 6pm. The first three 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 8am - 5pm, and are FREE after 5pm 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 (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


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

04.04.2015 | 06:00 PM
Tap Into Art

04.06.2015 | 08:00 PM
IU Vocal Jazz Ensembles with Bobby McFerrin

04.07.2015 | 07:00 PM
Campus MovieFest Finale Screening

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

04.12.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

04.14.2015 | 06:30 PM
Hammer & Nail

04.15.2015 | 06:30 PM
Hammer & Nail

04.18.2015 | 08:00 PM
IU Soul Revue Spring Concert

04.19.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

04.22.2015 - 04.23.2015
Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project

04.24.2015 | 08:00 PM
One Day in April

04.25.2015 | 08:00 PM
Jazz Celebration with Special Guest John Fedchock

04.26.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

04.26.2015 | 07:00 PM
6th Annual Trashion Refashion Runway Show

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

05.03.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

05.03.2015 | 06:00 PM

05.04.2015 | 07:00 PM
BEAT Spring Show

05.08.2015 | 07:00 PM
New Voices Opera Spring Double Bill - "Thump" by Kimberly Osberg & "The King in Yellow" by Melody Eoetvoes

05.09.2015 | 08:00 PM
Welcome to Night Vale

05.20.2015 | 08:00 PM
An Evening with Shelby Lynne

06.04.2015 - 06.07.2015
Limestone Comedy Festival