Immediately upon entering the main performing area, visitors are reminded of the days when no expense was spared in building a theater. Rich in architectural details such as gilded columns, ornate friezes and art deco-inspired chandeliers, the Castle is the perfect link between Bloomington’s past, present and future.
Today, the entire venue is designed to provide the best experience for patrons and performers alike. With removable seats on the venue’s main floor and fixed seating along the upper balcony, the Castle can host audiences ranging from 300 to 700 or more, depending on configuration and event requirements. The main venue area can accommodate comfortable seating and has excellent sightlines, backed by state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. Located on each side of the main floor are two bars, ready to serve a classic selection of beverages. The venue is supported by an efficient and experienced hospitality, house and backstage staff, complete with security, ticketing, and technical support.
This combination has turned the Castle into the most exciting live music venue between St Louis, Chicago and Indianapolis.
The Castle features local and national emerging and established touring artists in a variety of music types, including Rock, Alternative Rock , Americana, Alternative Country, Blues, Jazz and Contemporary Alternative. Additionally, the space may provide corporate events and weekend children’s musical performances during the day, with the balance of the calendar available to rent for private parties, shows, recitals and other events.