Rent the BCT


Supporting Local, Regional, & National Artists

Whether you are a local community partner or outside promoter we have the resources to make your event successful! Our historic 630 seat theater, anchored in Downtown Bloomington, has hosted events of all kinds including touring concerts, dance recitals, university lectures, theatrical productions, orchestra, comedy, opera, and – honoring our history as a movie house in the 1920s – film.


A Part of Your Love Story

The historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater is a versatile location for any style of wedding. Looking for fun? One couple invited friends and family to perform a talent show on the stage during the reception. Seeking elegance? This 1922 theater takes you back in time. Do you want to dance? The stage or the orchestra pit can be used as a dance floor; this venue offers plenty of options for music and entertainment and adding our disco ball is a must. Don’t forget about the marquee, which will welcome guests to your big day, along with the flashing lights of the historic “Indiana” sign.

One Hour Weddings

To accommodate simple and unique ceremonies as well as modest budgets, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is offering one hour wedding ceremonies. Couples will have the opportunity to begin the next chapter of their lives by exchanging vows inside the Buskirk-Chumley Theater’s beautiful 1920s art deco lobby. This intimate space is perfect for couples wanting something quick, safe, and beautiful. Come in for an intimate, worry-free ceremony and then go celebrate downtown with your friends and family! 


Tired of the same old? The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is available to rent for any sort of private event, from parties to business meeting spaces to celebrations of life. Whether you are looking to host a corporate training retreat or a family reunion we are here to help every step of the way – from planning to technical needs to clean up! 


Have Your Message Light Up Kirkwood

Rent the historic “Indiana” marquee to display your own message on Kirkwood Avenue! The marquee is only available on days when there are no other events happening at the BCT and can only be reserved up to 2 months in advance. You can rent the front or the side of the marquee for your message. 

Off-site Ticketing

If you’re planning an event, you already have enough to worry about. Why not let the experts take care of the tickets? Regardless of where your event will be held or how large a crowd you expect, we can provide cost-effective ticketing with excellent customer service for you and your patrons. Your money stays in the community, and your event is seen by everyone who visits our website or our box office.

Ready to Book?

Next step is to check our availability calendar and send an application to our Events Director Jordan Ferguson.

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