Chautauqua only allows water in all performance venues.

Plaza Market, located in the Colonnade on Bestor Plaza, carries basic necessities, snacks and more. There are multiple grocery stores in the area (Wegmans, Tops, Lighthouse) and Instacart delivers to the grounds.

Absolutely. You can enjoy wine, beer, and cocktails at all Chautauqua-owned restaurants. While there isn’t a dedicated wine, beer, or liquor store on the grounds, you can buy wine bottles to-go from Afterwords Wine Bar when you also order food.

Chautauqua Institution operates Heirloom Restaurant at the Athenaeum Hotel, 3 Taps and the A Truck, Brick Walk Cafe, Afterwords Wine Bar and the Gallery Cafe. There are also privately owned restaurants. Visit to see the full list.