Explore the Arts at Chautauqua
Chautauqua as a community celebrates, encourages and studies the arts and treats them as integral to all of learning. With symphony, opera, theater, dance, visual arts and a renowned music school, Chautauqua produces an “ecstatic mix” of programming that can be found nowhere else.
Entertainment and Concerts
Our Amphitheater events feature a dynamic mix of artists, musicians, comedians entertainers and speakers, and attract enthusiastic crowds to our 4,400-seat, open-air Amphitheater.
The Chautauqua Dance program, formed by artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux in 1989, includes performances by internationally acclaimed ballet and modern dance companies and the renowned School of Dance.
Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
Performing 22 concerts including two accompanying visiting dance companies, our resident professional orchestra also provides musicians that perform for Chautauqua Opera.
Chautauqua Theater Company
Internationally known actors, directors, designers and writers join emerging artists drawn from top training programs to produce a vibrant body of work in the historic Bratton Theater.
Chautauqua Opera Company
Chautauqua Opera is the oldest continuously producing summer opera company in the U.S. as well as the fourth-oldest American opera company overall.
Chautauqua Chamber Music
Chautauqua Chamber Music offers a variety of chamber music experiences each season with a diverse selection of guest and resident ensembles comprised of both instrumental and vocal music.
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Where to Stay
From the Athenaeum Hotel to countless private rental properties, Chautauqua offers accommodations for all needs and tastes.
Gate Passes and Tickets
Your Gate Pass is your passport to the Chautauqua experience. All patrons need a Gate Pass during the Summer Assembly season.
Eat, Drink & Shop
Chautauqua Institution’s historic and picturesque grounds are open throughout the year for shopping, dining and exploring.