Digital tickets and gate passes do not need to be printed. They are available as a PDF or you can be added to your Apple Wallet. No screenshots or photographs of tickets are permitted.

Chautauqua has implemented a new ticketing system and is incrementally updating policies. Uploading a photo to your account is highly encouraged. You may upload your photo through your account on or visit the Main Gate Welcome Center.

Bus tours of the grounds are available daily during the Summer Assembly for $10. Tickets may be purchased at the Main Gate Welcome Center. No advance purchases.

Event tickets grant you access to the grounds. You do not need to have a gate pass and an event ticket.

Everyone needs a gate pass or ticket. For children 12 years and under gate passes are free. There are also discounted youth tickets available.

In the event of lost or damaged gate passes, you may have them reprinted for a small fee at the Main Gate Welcome Center or Visitor Center on Bestor Plaza.

Chautauqua employs dynamic pricing, meaning that certain days may have varying costs. To ensure you stay informed about any promotional offers or discounts, it’s recommended that you subscribe to our newsletter. By staying connected with us, you’ll be the first to know about exciting deals that can enhance your Chautauqua experience.

The majority of visitors park at the Main Lot which is located on Route 394 across from the Main Gate Welcome Center. Parking fees vary depending on the duration of stay and performance in the Amphitheater. Parking is free on Sundays until 2 p.m. There is limited on grounds parking.

You have the option of purchasing a Traditional or Grounds Access Gate Pass. Each have different inclusions. Traditional Gate Pass: This pass offers unlimited access to the grounds during your entire stay, plus general admission to all Amphitheater, Hall of Philosophy, and Chautauqua Chamber Series: Guest and Resident Series at Lenna Hall. Grounds Access Pass: This pass is ideally suited to the patron who cannot regularly attend programs in the Amphitheater. While offering unlimited access to Chautauqua’s grounds, this pass includes morning worship at the Amphitheater and lectures at the Hall of Philosophy. You can purchase tickets separately to Amphitheater...

A Traditional or Grounds Access Gate Pass is for those coming to Chautauqua for at least one overnight. A ticket is used for daily access to the grounds or specific performances or events.