Chloe Sabin (Eliza Doolittle) and Chris Vittel (Henry Higgins) in 2011’s “My Fair Lady”

Cardinal Stage Company is Bloomington’s premiere live theatre company. Cardinal produces popular and critically acclaimed shows at two historic venues in downtown Bloomington:

✦ Buskirk-Chumley Theater Buskirk-Chumley Theater
✦ Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Both venues are both 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.

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Megan Olive (Constanze) and Mike Price (Mozart) in “Amadeus”

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Look for the big neon Indiana Sign hanging in front of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Seating for Cardinal shows begins 30 minutes prior to performance time. If you need to pick up or purchase tickets, proceed to the box office to the left of the main lobby.

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
The Ivy Tech Waldron is the big limestone building on the Northwest corner of Walnut and 4th St. There are two theaters in the Waldron – the Auditorium is on the 3rd Floor and the Rose Firebay is on the 1st Floor.  The main entrance is on Walnut street  and there is a wheelchair accessible entrance on 4th street with an elevator to the 3rd Floor.

If you already have your ticket, an usher will assist you in finding your seat. If you need Will Call or to purchase tickets, see the box office immediately outside the theatre space. Due to the intimacy of the Waldron spaces, latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house manager. In order to provide the least amount of disruption, you may not be seated in your assigned seats until intermission.

Diane Kondrat plays her timpani in “Boom”


The Buskirk-Chumley and the Waldron theaters are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require more information on wheelchair-accessible seating please call 812.336.9300.


Buskirk-Chumley Theater has a variety of concessions that are allowed inside the theatre. Also, there is a coffee shop offering gourmet chocolates, baked goods and coffees which can be accessed from the lobby of the theater.

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center has water for sale before the performance and during intermission. Food and drink are to be consumed prior to entering the performance space.