Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Administration & Cardinal Box Office

411 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812)336-9300 Box Office
(812)336-7110 Admin

General Inquiries

Plan Your Visit


Bloomington is located 50 miles south of Indianapolis in South-Central Indiana. Home to Indiana University, Bloomington is a culturally diverse community committed to the arts.

The downtown area is family-friendly, with most attractions within easy walking distance from available parking. Both venues for Cardinal Stage Company productions are located next to the main square and County Courthouse.

Bloomington has a wonderful array of lodging, food, and entertainment options. Visit Bloomington offers a comprehensive resource for visitors. This website guide will help you plan your visit.


SpringHill Suites (located downtown at 501 N. College Ave within four blocks of our venues) is Cardinal Stage’s preferred lodging partner.

When you call to book your stay at any of these locations, ask for the Cardinal Stage Special Corporate Rate to receive a 10% discount on your hotel stay.




Cardinal Stage is a professional regional theater company located in Bloomington, Indiana. Cardinal Stage produces popular and critically acclaimed shows throughout the year at two historic venues in downtown Bloomington:

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
122 S Walnut St.
Click here for more info on the venue.

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
144 E Kirkwood Ave.
Click here for more info on the venue.

Both venues are located in the heart of the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District, which offers great restaurants, shops, galleries, and museums all within walking distance of the two theatres.


Tickets for performances at both of these venues can be purchased through the Cardinal Stage Box Office at 411 E 7th St*., over the phone at 812.336.9300, or online. Shows at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater can also be purchased at the BCT Box Office.

*Please note Cardinal Stage Box Offices are currently closed due to public health concerns. Please call 812.336.9300 or email info@caridnalstage.org if you have any questions.


At both venues, parking is available at nearby parking garages, parking lots, and street parking.

NOTE: The 4th Street Garage (located between College & Walnut) will be closed starting January 1, 2019 until further notice.

Nearest Parking Garage:
Walnut Street Garage
 (302 N Walnut Street) – Entrance on Walnut Street between 7th Street and 8th Street
Pay to Park 24 hours per day, 7 days a week with the following exclusion:
First hour is free – Monday – Friday 6am – 6pm and Saturday – Sunday 6am – 12pm
Gated garage monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
$0.50 per hour

Visit the City of Bloomington’s website for up-to-date and comprehensive downtown Bloomington parking information.

Subscribers (i.e. Season Ticket Holders) have access to two other convenient parking options and receive a reserved parking pass as a subscriber-only benefit.


Both theaters are accessible to persons with disabilities with accessible seating and assistive listening devices available. If you require more information on wheelchair-accessible seating or assistive listening devices, please call 812.336.9300.


Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
Cardinal Stage has a concession stand available at the Ivy Tech Waldron with water and snacks available for purchasing. Beer and wine will be available at Friday and Saturday mainstage performances.

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
The BCT has a variety of concessions available in the lobby that are allowed inside the theater. Patrons can purchase water, soft drinks, beer, wine, popcorn, and other snacks.