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Address: 114 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3330
Phone Number: +1 812-323-3020
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is owned by the City of Bloomington and...

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.

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John Mayall Concert

Excellent venue.. great acoustics in a theater built in 1922.. I always enjoyed this theater as a child. John Mayall is still rocken at 83 years of age..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 12, 2016
Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Excellent venue.. great acoustics in a theater built in 1922.. I always enjoyed this theater as a child. John Mayall is still rocken at 83 years of age..

Thank Shocktop53
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We saw John Hiatt on his acoustic tour at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. He was as good as ever, but the theater was absolutely perfect for his show. I panned another place in Bloomington as the worst venue ever; as bad as that place was, the BCT was every bit that good. We sat in the balcony, and they were great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

I've seen a few different types of shows here. Generally a nice place. Could use a few more bathrooms. The easiest one to get into is on the second floor to the right. You won't notice it's a bathroom right away. Overall the seats a nice and comfortable. I've been to film showing here for a few hours and had... More 

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Amo, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My wife, son, and I visited the Buskirk-Chumley Theater to see Hasan Minhaj. It was our first time attending an event at the theater. After the show, we all remarked how comfortable the seats had been and how we each had an excellent view of the stage; our seats were mid-range and off to the side a bit. We had... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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