Enrich your Mind. Inspire Your Soul.
Turn your next vacation into a holistic experience that enriches your mind, body and spirit! Where else can you get top entertainment and performances, world-renowned lectures, interfaith worship services, shopping and dining, all on a sublime stretch of tree-covered, lakeside property in southwestern New York state? There’s nothing like it anywhere.
How Will YOU Experience Chautauqua Institution?
Learn to sail in a comprehensive one-week course on the water, take a pottery class and make your own clay creations, see the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in our open-air Amphitheater, attend a book signing with your favorite author, then unwind in an Adirondack chair at our lakeside bar and chat with your neighbor about the richness of your day.
Expand your horizons with lectures, classes, and commune with others looking to do the same.
Enjoy the tranquil setting of this lakeside community with many outdoor activities
Be inspired by a performance by our own Opera and Theater companies, the symphony orchestra and more!
Reflect on the world and worship with others.
Plan Your Experience
We offer hundreds of events during the Summer Assembly Season. You can tailor-make your visit to align with your dates and interests: immerse yourself in critical dialogue and thematic lectures, dance performances, concerts, theater and art exhibitions.
Enjoy a Show
Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That…Tour 2023
Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons
Straight No Chaser: The Yacht Rock Tour
Natalie Merchant with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass
Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles
Melissa Etheridge 2023 Tour
The Princess Bride in Concert with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
Cécile McLorin Salvant
The Revivalists and Band of Horses
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
Girl Named Tom
An Evening With Angélique Kidjo
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave with Mavis Staples
The Options are Endless!
This is a place where life feels full of kindness, hope and possibilities; a place where we remember how to slow down and engage. We invite you to experience the incredibly unique Chautauqua lifestyle and achieve your highest potential.
Where to Stay
From the Athenaeum Hotel to countless private rental properties, Chautauqua offers accommodations for all needs and tastes.
Eat, Drink & Shop
Explore all Chautauqua Institution has to offer visitors in the way of year-round restaurants and shops.