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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

Community and Meaning

There are so many business reasons to support the "BCT Presents" season. It’s a smart investment of your marketing dollars. The success of the events brings success to the entire Bloomington business community through the additional spending generated by the events and attendees. The events bring visitors to Bloomington, which further benefits the downtown and local economy.

However, what we REALLY do at the BCT is create opportunities that give meaning to our lives. We bring you music and stories. We give you a place to create your own. Maybe your first date with your future husband involved a movie at “the old Indiana,” or you remember being turned loose with your childhood friends there for an afternoon of popcorn, candy, and matinees. Perhaps the Arlo Guthrie concert reminded you how important it is to live the dreams you had as a teenager. Was there anything at all like the moment when your son explained why Andrew Bird’s lyrics really spoke to him? Or when your daughter started practicing the piano again because the Regina Spektor show “blew her mind”? Maybe you had a dinner conversation with your neighbors, who wanted to tell you how last year’s “Wilderness Plots” performance truly deepened their understanding and sense of closeness to Indiana.

The business part simply makes sense. The support you give makes this place “home."

We are currently welcoming sponsorship for our 2014-2015 season.

BCT Presents Sponsor Options:
*$10,000 Premiere Plus
*$7,500 Premiere
*$5,000 Support
*$2,5000 Fan

Martinis & Movies Sponsors:
* $1,000 in sponsorship
* supports two special events: the Mix-Off, the bartender competition held each fall, and the Red Carpet Affair, the screening of the Academy Awards in the spring
* supports BCT Presents screenings of classic films

For more information about sponsor recognition, benefits, and payment options, open our sponsorship form. Interested in becoming a Martinis & Movies Sponsor? You can see your form here. For more information or to make a sponsorship commitment, contact our Executive Director, Danielle McClelland, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (812) 323-3022.


07.28.2016 - 07.30.2016
Middle Coast Film Festival

07.28.2016 | 08:00 PM
The Mersey Beatles - Four Lads From Liverpool

07.31.2016 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

08.06.2016 | 07:00 PM
The 10th Annual Bloomington Chef's Challenge

08.07.2016 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

08.13.2016 | 08:00 PM
Summer Showcase Cabaret

08.14.2016 | 11:15 AM
The Open Door

08.14.2016 | 02:15 PM
Ryder Film Festival

08.18.2016 | 08:00 PM
Bemused Entertainment Presents: A Short Film Showcase

08.21.2016 | 07:30 PM
100 Years of Sinatra

08.27.2016 | 03:00 PM

08.28.2016 | 08:00 PM
The SteelDrivers

09.11.2016 | 08:00 PM
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King

09.15.2016 - 09.18.2016
Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

09.22.2016 | 08:00 PM
The Mountain Goats

09.23.2016 | 08:00 PM
Ma Di - Go East Tour

09.24.2016 | 08:00 PM
Dancing With the Celebrities

09.25.2016 | 08:00 PM
John Mayall

10.06.2016 | 08:00 PM
An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt

10.15.2016 | 08:00 PM
Carrie Newcomer

10.21.2016 | 07:30 PM
An Evening With Greg Brown