812.323.3020 114 E Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408
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BCT Technical Theatre Training

Presented by: BCT Presents

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater


No showtimes available.


Participation is free but we do ask you to register in advance.

Want to learn more about Technical Theatre? Putting on events but not clear on the technical terminology you’ll need? Looking to be more involved at the BCT?

The BCT is opening our FREE three-part Technical Theatre Training  to the community. This is the training series we regularly offer to I.A.T.S.E. 618 union stage hands. For the first time, we are making these sessions open to the community. All skill and experience levels welcome!

Each session will consist of three parts.

5:30 – 6:30pm: Introduction to Technical Theatre 
An introduction to terminology, equipment, and the great capacity they provide to transform a performance space. This section is particularly suited to individuals and groups interested in renting the Theater and/or presenting events, members of the arts community looking to increase their general field knowledge, and anyone who has ever been curious about the backstage functions of a performance space.

6:30 – 7:30pm: Discussion Topic 

Focusing on a different topic each time, someone from the technical theater community will lead a discussion about their area of expertise. Special topic for this session: a deep dive into setup and processes on an event day at the BCT.

7:30 – 8:30pm: Lighting and Audio Workshop 
These sessions provide opportunities to delve into practical, hands-on work with Lighting and Audio equipment as well as some simple staging and theater operations. We will work together to set up aspects of a mock BCT event. These sessions are for people who work for or with the theater on technical theater as well as anyone who wants to expand their skill set in the arena of technical theater.

Please register at the link above. If you have questions about the training session’s content, please contact Skylar Delk, assistant technical director, at sdelk@buskirkchumley.org.

The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block east of the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy Cafe may be taken into the auditorium.

Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs, which can be purchased via the box office at 812.323.3020. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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The Promoter

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

BCT Presents strives to bring diverse, high-quality, nationally-touring performers to the stage each year. The series also occasionally includes  classic films.

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