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Buskirk-Chumley Theater

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Address: 114 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3330
Phone Number: 812-323-3020
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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entertainment venue

The BCT hosts a variety of live entertainment ranging from musical to dramatic as well as some movies.

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The BCT hosts a variety of live entertainment ranging from musical to dramatic as well as some movies.

Thank purplelady1114
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect performance space in lovely downtown Bloomington. I've seen movies and concerts here as well as award shows. I'm proud of this space as an anchor to our downtown setting.

Thank Sara D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little hard to navigate this theatre -- the reception area above the stairs and the access to bathrooms are both a challenge. But the seats are comfortable, acoustics good, and this theatre is well loved and lovingly restored. And just think, they used to show porno movies here, and were planning on tearing it down until the city rescued... More 

Thank gazooby
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

It was an overall great experience, the sound quality and the stage size was adequate, the entire experience as well as the service was great.

Thank Guddi N
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Although I was assured that children would be able to see from any seat, this is not the case. Not only could our grandchildren not see the stage, I heard numerous children around us state they could not see. From our seat I was able to see the orchestra, but not the part of the stage in front of them.... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I work here at least twice a year and it's so quaint and perfect for theater!! I also got married here and I recommend this venue for weddings, it was the perfect day.

Thank fishcups
Bloomington, Indiana
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The BCT is my favorite place to see a show for so many reasons, the ticket prices are amazing (no extra handling fees), the location is ideal for pre or post show dinner and drinks, and the size of the theater provides an intimacy that can't be beat. Great shows I've seen here include the Indigo Girls, John Hiatt, Richard... More 

Thank beehostess
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The theater, though small, was great for an intimate concert. The only drawback that I found was in the seating. At the time of purchase, I assumed I was receiving a standard theater seat for show. I had purchased tickets with an "XX" listed as the row. Upon arriving at the theater, the usher could not find the seat, as... More 

Thank jtuomi
Bridgewater NJ USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

What a beautiful venue! We attended the Lotus Music Festival and this venue was used for several events. The inside is wonderful and the renovation did a spectacular job. It seats about 600 or so people and we had a great view from the balcony and from the main floor. Be sure to go to the upper floor, near the... More 

Thank giftedelaine
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We visit Bloomington every September for the Lotus Festival and always enjoy the shows at the BusChum. This is a really nice theater with excellent acoustics that hosts a huge variety of music and theater events throughout the year. Highly recommended as a place to hear great music across a wide variety of genres. I wish I lived closer so... More 

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