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. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages—all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village.
Today at Chautauqua
|Rev. Luis Leon|
Rev. Luis Leon Episcopal Saint John Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon, fou...
Mon Jul 28 @ 9:15AM -
National Geographic photographer
Mon Jul 28 @10:45AM - 12:00AM
|Kenneth P. Serbin|
Kenneth P. Serbin Dr. Kenneth P. Serbin is professor and chair in the Department of History at the ...
Location: Hall of Philosophy
Mon Jul 28 @ 2:00PM - 12:00AM
|Presentation of 2014 Chautauqua Literary Prize|
Presentation of 2014 Chautauqua Literary Prize to Elizabeth Scarboro, author, My Foreign Cities. A r...
Location: Hall of Philosophy
Mon Jul 28 @ 3:30PM -
|A Far Cry|
A Far Cry A Far Cry stands at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music. Accor...
Location: Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall
Mon Jul 28 @ 4:00PM -
|Meet the Filmmaker Series|
Meet the Filmmaker Series with Heather Arnet, writer, producer and director of "Madame Presidenta: W...
Location: Chautauqua Cinema
Mon Jul 28 @ 6:00PM -
|Opera: The Ballad of Baby Doe|
As America expanded into the Western Territories, Horace Tabor and his wife Augusta led the way, see...
Location: Norton Hall
Mon Jul 28 @ 7:30PM -
Matuto* JMatuto's joyous, ebullient music merges the forro folkloric music of Brazil with the sound...
Mon Jul 28 @ 8:15PM -
Smithsonian magazine has named Chautauqua, N.Y., as the No. 1 "Best Small Town to Visit in 2014" in the cover story of its April 2014 issue. The feature, by former New York Times "Frugal Traveler" columnist Susan Spano, cites Chautauqua Institution's mix of lectures, classes, recreational activities and fine, performing and literary arts programs as the basis for the distinction.
Self-improvement through lifelong learning was at the heart of the impulse that motivated Americans and founded Chautauqua in 1874. Chautauqua's tradition of self-improvement through lifelong learning continues today through a variety of programs aimed at the exploration and exchange of ideas in an atmosphere that encourages civil discourse.
Chautauqua Institution and LECOM have set the stage for dynamic discussion and debate on solutions to our nation’s health care challenges. Providers, clinicians, insurers and CEOs will share Chautauqua’s renowned platforms for discourse and deliberation.
Join us in our 142nd season for an exciting series of speakers and events. Every Summer Chautauqua is host to nine weeks of lecturers and entertainment. A central theme anchors the dialog of the week. Most lecture platforms and much of our entertainment is based directly on, or is tied into the week's theme.