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.
- 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.