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Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Beautiful old theater with lots of character

This wonderful renovated old theater is a real throwback to the old theater days. It's renovations... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Bridgewater NJ USA
the food

We have had us like a show there called I AM YOU because it was good when I have me some day when I... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Tommy C
Bedford, Indiana, United States
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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...more
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114 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3330
+1 812-323-3020
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

This wonderful renovated old theater is a real throwback to the old theater days. It's renovations have brought it back to life. Comfy seats with a lower floor and two upper balconies. Holds about 600 people all together. Concessions in lobby. Most seats have a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We have had us like a show there called I AM YOU because it was good when I have me some day when I have me a good location it was great

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tommy C
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We have been to many different programs They make every visit the best. Excellent personal, Close to different eateries

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Charmin77
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This venue is adequate for its present use but needs more than TLC and volunteers can accomplish. 2 of my granddaughters take dance lessons. Each year their teacher puts on a production with all of her students, ages 3-18 yrs old at the Buskirk Chumley...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Small, quaint and amazing acoustics. Nice to see a period venue that has been kept rather than torn down for irban development. Definitely a gem for the community. Would go back if another “must see” band were to book. Waited a long time to see...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 5 March 2018

On a Saturday afternoon, we stopped by box office to pick up tickets for Irish Rovers concert. We quickly obtained our tickets and helpful information on Bloomington, including restaurants, parking, etc. This was the most friendly helpful box office staff, we've ever encountered. Office, which...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mfsinmo
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Our son was on the board of the selection committee for the films this year. We came to support him and we found the theater to be friendly, inviting and well organized. Thank You!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Anita J
Reviewed 11 October 2017

When I graduated from IU I decided to stay in the area because I wanted to be able to continue enjoying all the great arts and festivals that Bloomington has to offer. Keeping the Bus-Chum alive and going is one of the best things the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank m0m0feight
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Just saw the Cardinal Stage Production of West Side Story at this theatre. I had seen the Broadway version when it opened 60 years ago (yes, I am old) and this I believe is as good as the original production. They had a full orchestra...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank James C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Buskirk Chumley is a restored theater that has some of everything: concerts, plays, dance reviews, and community events. Be sure to see what's scheduled when you visit.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank midwesterner5
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William O
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Response from Lynn J | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest contacting theater management directly. I expect they are always looking for interesting artists to have in. I was merely an attendee.