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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

Support from the community is essential to making the full vision of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater a reality. Your financial support helps to ensure that the Theater is available to everyone in the community. Help us continue to provide a venue for local artists, bring nationally-know performers to Bloomington, and provide a place for your follow community members to learn and be inspired. More than 60 presenting organizations and artists who utilize the BCT and the BCT Box Office each year:

  • support the creativity of artists at all levels of accomplishment;
  • give children early theater- and concert-going experiences;
  • raise funds for schools and social services;
  • bring IU and Ivy Tech students into community-based performance space; and
  • literally light up Bloomington’s downtown.

As a resource, educator, supporter, and producer, as well as a sustainable business, the Theater provides a stage for Bloomington’s communal voice. Your financial support will strengthen that voice.

The Annual Theater Photo 2009 by Michael LaFleur (all rights reserved)

Consider your giving options:

  • Make a gift online.
  • Print out and mail in the donation form.
  • Arrange to make a monthly donation through your online bill paying system.
  • Stop by the BCT Box Office to drop off your donation.

Donor benefits:

  • Encore Donors ($2,000+) receive a rent-free use of the theater, which can be donated to a nonprofit organization, a framed photo of the Theater, and more.
  • Marquee Donors ($1,000+) receive a framed photo of the Theater and more.
  • Spotlight Donors ($500+) receive a photo of the Theater and more.
  • Standing Ovation Donors ($250+) receive a set of BCT postcards and more.
  • Applause Donors ($100+) receive invitation to donor appreciation events and more.
  • Cast Member Donors ($50+) receive early access to tickets for "BCT Presents" events
  • Understudy (up to $50) receive a heartfelt thank you from our staff and Board of Directors.

All donors who make a gift of at least $50 are eligible to purchase tickets during the pre-sale period for "BCT Presents" performances, which have recently included Iris DeMent, Tig Notaro, and the Punch Brothers in recent years. These donors are also recognized in our event programs and in our annual report. Donation benefits last for 365 days.

Save Your Seat! More than half of the armrest in the Theater are already engraved with names of BCT supporters. Your name can be among them when you make a gift of $500 or more. These gifts can also be made in honor of someone else. Engraved armrests make wonderful wedding or birthday gifts.


03.28.2015 - 03.29.2015
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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

06.04.2015 - 06.07.2015
Limestone Comedy Festival