Bloomington Center for the Arts

Effective at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 20, Bloomington Center for the Arts will be closed to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Indoor programming will not be offered and all rentals and reservations will be canceled. Our reopening will be evaluated on an ongoing basis with guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health.  Click here for additional details.

Bloomington Center for the Arts occupies the north end of the Bloomington Civic Plaza. The facility is utilized by eight resident art organizations, the City and the community for arts activities, City functions and private rentals.

Operating Details and COVID Safety Plan

Hours of Operation

Starting September 8, 2020 and until further notice, Bloomington Center for the Arts will operate with the following hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:  8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Friday:  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday and Sunday:  Closed   
Room Sizes and Capacity Limits

Following Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan, until further notice, inside room capacity is limited to the following: 

  • Children’s Studio: 29’ x 23’ (4-5)
  • Drawing Studio: 22’ x 26’  (4-5)
  • Craft Studio: 22’ x 26’ (2-4)
  • Painting Studio: 20’ x 43’ (6-8)
  • Rehearsal Studio: 35’ x 30’ (10)
  • Dance Studio: 38’ x 60’ (10)
  • Black Box Dressing Room: 16’ x 14’ (2-3)
  • Black Box Theater/Multi-Use Space: 45’ x 41’ (10 people, or if theater setup, 25% occupancy--approx. 20-30 seats)
  • Schneider Theater: (25% occupancy--approx. 80-85 seats)
  • Lobby Area:  (30-40) 

Outdoor spaces will be assessed on case-by-case basis.

COVID Safety and Preparedness Plan

For full details on how we will keep guests and staff safe, download the BCA COVID-19 Safety and Preparedness Plan.

Bloomington Box Office

Performance Series

Rental Information

The Center for the Arts includes two theaters, two galleries, dance studio and rehearsal spaces, art classrooms and offices for the facility's nine resident arts organizations. 

Three ways to buy tickets

  1. By phone at 952-563-8575
  2. Online at the Bloomington Box Office 
  3. In person (Hours vary; Call 952-563-8575 for current hours)

Resident arts organizations



Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs




Bloomington Fine Arts Council


Bloomington Chorale


Bloomington Symphony Orchestra


Continental Ballet Company


Medalist Concert Band


NOTE-able Singers



Artistry presents exhibitions in the Inez Greenburg Gallery and the Atrium Gallery at the north end of Bloomington Civic Plaza.

The Inez Greenberg Gallery typically features group shows, and site-specific art installations. The Atrium Gallery hosts smaller exhibits, often by a solo artist.

Accessibility: Bloomington Center for the Arts is accessible for individuals with disabilities.

Pets: No animals are allowed (excepting service animals for people with disabilities).

Smoking: Bloomington Center for the Arts is a nonsmoking facility. Smoking on the grounds is permitted only in designated areas.

Art Center mural: During the summer of 2007, mural artist Erik Pearson painted a 2,500-square-foot mural that wraps around the northeast corner of the Center for the Arts building's exterior.