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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

Would you like to get behind the scenes at your community theater? Are you ready to help make music, dance, theater, and more possible at the BCT?

We've got the opportunity for you! Volunteering at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater will connect you to the hub of cultural life in Bloomington and might just land you that autograph you've been wanting.


Our volunteer ushers create a welcoming, enjoyable environment at the theater. We are always looking for enthusiastic, outgoing, customer service-oriented individuals to take tickets, seat our patrons, sell artist merchandise, and perform a variety of other tasks that help our events go smoothly. Go behind the scenes of some of the greatest events on Bloomington's busy cultural agenda.

In addition to meeting great people and seeing great shows, usher twice in a month and you can receive one complimentary ticket to the show of your choice the following month, dependent on availability. Volunteer as an usher for a year and you will become a VIP usher with a permanent BCT name tag and the opportunity to sign up early for popular shows.

Ushers are asked to attend a two-hour orientation before signing up for their first shift. Ready to get started? Contact volunteer coordinator Jovita McCleod at (812) 323-3020 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Street Team:

Help spread the word about events at the BCT by joining our street team and distributing posters for nationally-known performers around Bloomington. Street team volunteers sign up to cover a section of town and are provided with a list of posting locations. Expect 10-12 posting sessions per year.

This is a great opportunity for volunteers who need a flexible schedule or who want to learn more about their community. Two rounds of postering means you are eligible for a complimentary ticket to the show of your choice, dependent on availability. Ready to get started? Contact volunteer coordinator Jovita McCleod at (812) 323-3020 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2015 Volunteer of the Year: Millie Jackson


Congratulations to Millie Jackson for receiving the "Jim Mahan BCT Volunteer of the Year" award for 2015! Millie is one of the most experienced ushers on the Buskirk-Chumley Theater’s team of volunteers. She has worked all types of events from rap music shows to theater productions by Cardinal Stage Company and never tires of patiently answering every question theater patrons might have.





12.03.2015 | 05:30 PM
IU Media School Speaker Series: Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

12.05.2015 | 08:00 PM
Another Round's 20th Annual Winter Concert

12.06.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

12.06.2015 | 02:15 PM
International Children's Film Festival

12.13.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

12.18.2015 - 01.02.2016
Mary Poppins

12.20.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

12.27.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

01.18.2016 | 07:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration