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Open Stages

Open Stages

Supporting the presentation of the community-based arts

Constellation Stage & Screen and the City of Bloomington have partnered in support of the Open Stages program to partially subsidize the cost of performance space for South Central Indiana-based artists and entities presenting public performances or exhibitions of their artistic work. 

The goal of the Open Stages program is to ensure that Constellation’s managed venues are affordable and accessible to all artists and to incentivize the presentation of community-based art. By subsidizing venue-associated costs, the grant allows presenting artists to occupy the spaces more frequently and devote more resources to the work being presented, ensuring that Bloomington’s premiere arts venues are vibrant throughout the year with the highest-quality arts programming.

Applications are open on a rolling basis and may be submitted by any individual or entity (non-profit, for-profit, etc) presenting the eligible work is encouraged to apply.


  • Applications are due at least three months prior to the first date of prospective rental.
  • An application must be submitted for each production (e.g. play, musical, art installation, etc.), but there is no limit to the number of applications an individual or entity can submit annually. 
  • Eligible programs must feature the presentation of at least one performance or event open to the general public (free, paid, ticketed, or otherwise).
  • Special events (e.g. fundraisers, galas, etc.) that feature art, but are not primary to the program, do not qualify for Open Stages.


Questions? Email Jordan

Venue: Constellation Playhouse Theater & Lobby

Description: 86-seat theater (fixed seating) with a lobby and two dressing rooms. Small stage available in the lobby suitable for spoken word or solo musical performances. 

Venue Cost after Open Stages Grant Subsidy:

  • 1 day – $250
  • 3 days – $575 
  • 1 week – $1,000


Venue: Waldron Rose Firebay Theater

Description: Flexible black box theater that can seat up to 80, depending on the configuration. Includes one dressing room with a bathroom and a movie screen.

Venue Cost after Open Stages Grant Subsidy:

  • 1 day – $150
  • 3 days – $450
  • 1 week – $750


Venue: Waldron Auditorium

Description: Flexible black box space that can seat up to 150 patrons, depending on configuration. Includes two backstage dressing rooms with showers and brand-new seating.

Venue Cost after Open Stages Grant Subsidy:

  • 1 day rental – $300
  • 3 day rental – $750
  • 1 week rental – $1500


Phone Hours: M-F 12 - 5pm
(812) 336-9300 Box Office
(812) 336-7110 Admin
In-Person Hours: W-F 12-5pm
Waldron Arts Center (122 S Walnut St)


122 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Physical Box Office Hours: W-F 12-5pm


411 E 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408


Buskirk Chumley Theater
114 E Kirkwood
Ted Jones Playhouse
107 W 9th St.
Waldron Arts Center
122 S Walnut St

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