Chautauqua Institution




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.

Rev. Luis Leon
Rev. Luis Leon Episcopal Saint John Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon, fou...
Location: Amphitheater
Mon Jul 28 @ 9:15AM -
Tyrone Turner

Tyrone Turner

National Geographic photographer

Location: Amphitheater
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...
Location: Amphitheater
Mon Jul 28 @ 8:15PM -

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An Edification Vacation

NYtimesThumbThe New York Times recommends Chautauqua as a great vacation destination. See the great review that was on the front page of the Travel section this past Sunday.

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Week Nine :: August 18 - 22, 2014

healthcareBannerThumbHealthcare: From Bench To Bedside

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.

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2015 Season :: June 27 – August 30

2015lectures thumbJoin 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.

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2014 Season Information