Support from individuals and families is essential to making the full vision of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater a reality. Your membership helps to ensure that the Theater is available to everyone in the community - as a place for artists and organizations to share art and information and for individuals to learn and be inspired. The 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 their first theater-going experience;
- 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 brings famous artists to this community, provides a performance space for local artists, and keeps the Indiana marquee blinking.
The Annual Theater Photo 2009 by Michael LaFleur (all rights reserved)
Memberships last for one year. Consider your giving options:
- Make a gift online to become a member today.
- Print out and mail in the membership form.
- Arrange to make a monthly donation through your online bill paying system.
- Stop by the BCT Box Office to drop off your donation.
Membership benefits include:
- 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 twelve BCT postcards and more.
- Donors of at least $50 are eligible to purchase tickets during the pre-sale period for "BCT Presents" performances, which have included Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, and the Indigo Girls in recent years.
- All other donors are recognized in our event programs and in our annual report.
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.