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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 Regine Richter McClain 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 Regine Richter McClain at 812.323.3020 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2014 Volunteer of the Year:

Congratulations to Dottie Warmbier for receiving the "Jim Mahan BCT Volunteer of the Year" award for 2014. Dottie can often be seen at the BCT greeting and directing patrons and helping events to operate smoothly. We appreciate your work, Dottie!


10.04.2015 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

10.04.2015 | 07:00 PM
The 9th Annual Bloomington Chefs' Challenge

10.07.2015 - 10.11.2015
Wounded Galaxies

10.08.2015 | 08:00 PM
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

10.12.2015 | 08:00 PM
Rhiannon Giddens

10.15.2015 | 08:00 PM
Loudon Wainwright III

10.17.2015 | 08:00 PM
Black Violin

10.21.2015 | 08:00 PM

10.23.2015 | 05:30 PM
The Mix-Off: Bloomington's Ultimate Bartender Showdown

10.24.2015 | 08:00 PM
The Mersey Beatles - USA Debut Tour

10.25.2015 | 06:00 PM
Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: Redemption

10.30.2015 | 07:00 PM
An Evening with Justin Townes Earle

10.31.2015 - 11.01.2015
Rocky Horror Picture Show

11.03.2015 | 08:00 PM
Colin Hay

11.07.2015 | 08:00 PM
Potpourri of the Arts

11.12.2015 | 08:00 PM
Dailey & Vincent

11.17.2015 | 08:00 PM
Macy Gray

11.29.2015 | 07:00 PM
Miracle on 34th Street

12.18.2015 - 01.02.2016
Mary Poppins