Bloomington Center for the Arts

Bloomington Center for the Arts (BCA) is now open weekdays for performing and creative arts events and activities. BCA operating hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. BCA remains closed on Saturday and Sunday. 

To keep staff and guests safe, we have developed a comprehensive COVID-19 Safety and Preparedness Plan. See Operating Details tab below for important information including room rental capacity limits and a link to the full operations plan.

Bloomington Center for the Arts occupies the north end of the Bloomington Civic Plaza. The facility is utilized by nine 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

Organization

Phone

Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs

952-563-8572

Artistry

952-563-8575

Bloomington Fine Arts Council

952-563-8567

Bloomington Chorale

952-563-8582

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

952-563-8573

Continental Ballet Company

952-563-8562

Medalist Concert Band

952-563-8583

NOTE-able Singers

952-563-8582

Galleries

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.