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Dr. Robert R. Hesse Business Center is in the Main Gate Welcome Center. This facility offers professional workspace with fee-based services including room rentals, printer, scanner, photocopier and faxing.

During the summer, you can track the current location of all the shuttle buses and trams on the grounds at

There are additional buses that run after a concert for transportation to the Main Lot parking lot.

Complimentary hop-on/off buses and trams make a 20-minute continuous loop on the grounds and in the parking lot from approximately 7:40 a.m. to p.m. Extra service is available after evening performances at the Amphitheater and Bratton Theater. How to catch a bus? Find a yellow bench located roadside a bus stop, or flag a bus down anywhere on the route and the driver will stop! The sign on the bus indicates the area served and includes: Bestor, North, South (all go to Bestor Plaza). Trams are labeled: Tram or Lake Tram.

Buses and trams run daily from 7:40 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are additional hours following evening programs.

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.

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