Welcome to Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities.
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
2015 CHQ Haiku Contest Winners Announced
Thank you to all of our participants for making our contest a huge success!
90 poems were submitted to this years contest. Thank you to our Education Department for coming together to select the winners.
Andrew Borba Will Succeed Vivienne Benesch as Artistic Director of Chautauqua Theater Company Following 2016 Summer Season
Borba and Benesch to serve as co-artistic directors for 2016
Chautauqua Institution today announced that following the completion of its 2016 season, Andrew Borba will succeed Vivienne Benesch as artistic director of Chautauqua Theater Company. Benesch and Borba will be co-artistic directors for the 2016 season.
A Letter from President Tom Becker about the future of the Amphitheater: Download Tom's Letter (PDF)
The press conference video, audio of Tom Becker & Jim Pardo addressing the crowd outside the press conference and other information on the Amp Renewal Project is available here.