812.323.3020 114 E Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408
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Open House for Artists & Event Organizers

Presented by: BCT Presents

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater


Friday, January 25th 2:00 pm No Tickets Needed


The Buskirk-Chumley Theater will host an open house for those interested in renting the theater or using the box office’s ticketing services on Friday, January 25, 2pm-5pm.

Do you need a venue for a performance, recital, wedding, or other event, public or private? This open house can help you determine if the BCT would be a good venue for your event. Backstage tours will be available to prospective renters.

Hosting an event elsewhere but need help selling tickets? We can take that off your plate! Stop by to learn more.

Already renting the theater and need to work on your logistics? BCT staff will be available to talk about the logistics of renting the theater, fees and how to keep costs low, ticketing options, and the technical equipment available for use.


The Buskirk-Chumley Theater hosts events more than 200 days a year – but only about 10% of the performances are selected by the BCT staff. Primarily a rental facility, the rest of the theater’s calendar is determined by artists, companies, organizations, Indiana University departments, and community members. The result is an amazing diversity of events over the course of a year, from locally-made films to nationally touring musicians to youth dance recitals.

The BCT provides support to renters to help ensure their events can be successful and this open house is an opportunity for prospective – and current – renters to ask questions about the services available. Lots of information about renting the theater, including an availability calendar, can be found on the BCT website.

The BCT Box Office also provides a local, affordable ticketing service for events held at venues across the community. This service provides your patrons access to purchase their tickets over the phone, online, or in person with zero extra fees, and a phone number they can call 7 days a week if they have questions. For the event planners the service offers time savings and marketing support, and unlike national ticketing services, it keeps your dollars in the community. More information about this service is also available on the BCT Box Office website.


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 off the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy 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. Please contact the box office at 812.323.3020 to purchase those seats. 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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