Are you looking for a unique and exciting venue for live music performances? Look no further than the Castle Theater, “Where Music is King.” Located in downtown Bloomington, the Castle opened in 1916 as a 1,000-seat theater, and remained one of the area’s most popular attractions until 1988. Today, it’s the most exciting live music venue between St Louis, Chicago and Indianapolis. Thanks to a $1.5 million renovation, the Castle has been beautifully restored to its former glory featuring rich architectural details, such as ornate friezes, gilded columns, and art deco-inspired chandeliers.
Removable seats on the venue’s main floor and fixed seating along the upper balcony provide ample space for 300 – 700 people to enjoy fantastic live performances. The Castle promotes 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.
Castle is conveniently located just 3 minutes by car from Vrooman Mansion in Bloomington’s revamped Cultural District, one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the state! Rich in history, Downtown Bloomington offers much to do for visitors and locals alike, from shopping and dining to art galleries, performing arts, and more.
After taking in a show at the Castle and checking out all that Bloomington has to offer, come back to our historic bed and breakfast and unwind in one of our beautiful guestrooms. At Vrooman Mansion you will experience a piece of history, genuine hospitality, and a gourmet breakfast to remember. Contact us today so we can help you plan your stay!