Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington: Hours, Address, Buskirk-Chumley Theater Reviews: 4.5/5

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Theaters
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on all BCT events: https://bctboxoffice.org/newsletter/ Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! @buskirkchumley
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Tiffanymus95
Bloomington, IN7 contributions
Live local music brought to life
Feb 2020 • Friends
It’s an amazing staple of this town. Historically a piece of the towns past, do many famous and infamous live shows. It’s a beautiful place. Depending on why you’re there, it’s an amazing experience.
Written January 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sura T
Unionville, IN30 contributions
Going to the theatre
Jan 2020
A remodeled theatre with its original charm of the 1920s. Live theatre, lectures, movies and benefits. I love this place and go very often
Written April 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

imoxymoronic
Fort Wayne, IN65 contributions
Fun small venue perforance
Mar 2020
We went here for a Janis Ian concert and enjoyed the intimate feeling of this old theater that has been updated for modern accoustics. The theater is witin walking distance of hotels, restaurants, and IU.
Written March 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ben F
Bloomington, IN989 contributions
Bloomington’s Hearth for Performing Arts
Dec 2019 • Family
I’ve been to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater hundreds of times in my life in Bloomington, so nothing new has compelled me to write a review, other than my wish to show readers my praise! Thanks to Cardinal Stage, Btown’s renowned professional theater group, performances of first-rate quality can be seen here. Southern Indiana can truly be represented on the map for all the shows here.

Specifically last afternoon, my family and I went to the matinée for Cardinal’s holiday show, Newsies. Just like every time, the musical was incredible. The Buskirk-Chumley’s historic ambiance, excellent sound quality, and amenities add a lot to even the most standard performance. Of course, no show is ever “standard”—I just had to demonstrate the remarkable splendor of the theater!

As a longtime resident, I am continually grateful for the Buskirk-Chumley Theater as an amazing resource for performing arts (*of all kinds*) in Bloomington. Be it a musical or a symphony or a comedy, checking it out is always worthwhile. So highly recommended to see a Cardinal Stage production or any event you can when you’re in town!
Written December 22, 2019
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Lynn J
Bloomington, Indiana, USA12 contributions
Keep an eye on this billboard
May 2019
Some wonderful entertainment comes to this community theater. Keep your eyes open for what is going on and don't miss golden opportunities. Bloomington, for its size has a wondrous variety and wealth of visitors and acts.
Written August 6, 2019
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suznorris
Indianapolis, IN23 contributions
Lovely venue for concert
Jun 2019 • Solo
Recently made a trip from Indy area to see Over the Rhine and Carrie Newcomer perform here. Aside from the fact that both of them were absolutely amazing...the venue also was amazing! The seating was comfortable without feeling overcrowded and you could get snacks and drinks...bonus! It was so wonderful to hear the opening presentation with a little bit about the history of the building and how the city has been instrumental in helping to preserve this gem. Also nice to see how many people show their support by volunteering! Hope to see more shows here in the future!
Written July 1, 2019
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April S
Bloomington, IN155 contributions
Intimate Venue Where EVERY Seat is GREAT!
Jun 2019 • Solo
The Buskirk-Chumley theatre is a hidden gem in Bloomington! Located in the heart of Btown on Kirkwood Ave. There are plenty of amazing restaurants to visit prior to checking out the Buskirk. There is always something going on, but I particularly enjoy seeing the plays/musicals. It’s a small venue offering an intimate setting. All seats are great seats. Unlike a lot of venues, you can eat and drink during the show. (Please be kind to the ushers and clean up after yourselves!) It’s worth experiencing!
Written June 24, 2019
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Cindy J
1 contribution
Very Disappointing comedy
Jun 2019 • Friends
At Buskirk Chumley Theatre, Stewart Huff (comedian?) Totally biased against the idea of a God. ??????? ANY religion Disappointing!
Written June 2, 2019
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pillerlana65
Bloomington, IN25 contributions
I attended a wedding there
May 2019 • Family
It was the perfect venue for a wedding. You could see the wedding party perfectly, the way the seating was,no one could block your view.
Written May 12, 2019
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Joe
Indianapolis, IN20 contributions
Hitchcock in style
Feb 2019 • Couples
We came by last month (Feb) for a visit and stopped at the theater just to see what was going on. Turns out they were doing a Hitchcock special and we had such fun! Close to lots of other wonderful places, so if you're staying downtown or near campus, check this place out.
Written March 14, 2019
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Buskirk-Chumley Theater is open:
  • Mon - Fri 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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