Bloomington Arts Center Under New Management – ​​Inside INdiana Business

John Waldron Center for the Arts. (courtesy of the City of Bloomington)

Management of the John Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington has been taken over by the new theater company Constellation Stage & Screen. The City of Bloomington signed a contract with the theater and movie company to lease the arts hall and manage day-to-day operations for five years.

Constellation was created in March by the merger of Cardinal Stage, Bloomington Playwrights Project and Pigasus Institute.

“This innovative Waldron-anchored merger creates a home for art in Bloomington and we look forward to watching it, and the community that will inevitably form around it, will thrive,” Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton said.

The Waldron Arts Center reopened in January after being closed for two years. During this time, the facility underwent repair work, including HVAC system upgrades, window and roof restoration, and LED light fixture upgrades.

Under new management, further repairs are expected. The Public Works Board has approved the installation of new technical equipment, theater seating and a new cafe. Waldron will be closed until the fall to allow for repairs.

Read more about Constellation Stage & Screen in previous IIB coverage.

William E. Bennett