Chautauqua Institution Policies

Chautauqua Institution develops policies, procedures and regulations to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff and to protect the Institution grounds, facilities and signature aesthetic environment. Institution staff members, in the conduct of their duties, work to educate the community on Institution policies and to request and assure compliance. Questions regarding Chautauqua Institution policies may be directed to Shannon Rozner, Senior Vice President – General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at

Please see Chautauqua Institution’s Rules & Regulations for policies on the operation of motor vehicles and wheeled devices, docks and lakeside activity,  alcohol, cannabis and firearms.

What you need to know to access Chautauqua’s grounds:

  1. During the Summer Assembly, we require a gate pass or single ticket for all who wish to be on the grounds and to enter some venues.  (See Ticketing Terms of Service)
  2. Our historic spaces have narrow roadways, so we limit vehicle traffic during the Summer Assembly. Park in the Main Lot across the street (fees apply). Trams and buses are available free of charge to assist with transport from the parking lot and around the grounds.  (See Mobility Device Policies)
  3. We require clear bags in our venues and sometimes weapons detecting devices are used for security screening. (See Safety and Security Policies)

And please: Be kind to all you encounter. We all share responsibility for the promise of a wonderful Chautauqua Experience.

Photo and Video Policy

Privacy Policy

Ticketing Fees & Refund Policy

Health Policies

Mobility Device Policies

Safety & Security Policies

Resource Use Policy

Whistleblower Policy

Ticketing Terms of Service

Policy on Public Demonstrations