Chautauqua Institution

  • Western Plaza

    Western plaza

  • Back of the House

    Back of the house

  • Interior, West view

    Interior, west view

  • Interior, stage view

    Interior, stage view

  • Garden entry

    Garden entry

  • Aerial View

    Aerial view

Amphitheater Project


Recent letters and communications updating the community on the status of the Amphitheater project are available here, along with the project presentation delivered to the Institution's Board of Trustees in November 2014.


As of May 2015, Chautauqua Institution staff continues to explore preservation opportunities within its Amphitheater renewal project. To achieve this goal, and based on recommendations from representatives of the National Park Service, Chautauqua has enlisted the services of an advisory panel comprising historic preservation experts from local and regional organizations and the State Historic Preservation Office.

Study Group Report

The Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater Study prepared by the Amphitheater Study Group was delivered to the Board of Trustees on Nov. 5, 2011 and was reviewed in detail at the trustees’ retreat in February 2012.

Amphitheater Study Group Contact

Any questions regarding the work of the Amphitheater Study Group may be directed to John Shedd, Architecture and Land Use Regulations Administrator and Capital Projects Manager, at (716) 357-6246 or



The Chautauqua Institution Strategic Plan (2010-2018), as adopted by the Board of Trustees, identifies the
goal of rehabilitating facilities
that are critical to program presentation, including
the Amphitheater.


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Jordan Steves
Director of Communications