Chautauqua Institution

Popular Entertainment

Our Popular Entertainment events feature a dynamic mix of artists, musicians, entertainers and speakers, and attract crowds to our our 4,000-seat, open-air Amphitheater. The Family Entertainment Series features free performances each Tuesday evening (during the Chautauqua season) in Smith-Wilkes Hall. This series appeals to family members of all ages providing fun, interactive entertainment ranging from music to mime, puppetry, dance and much more. Sunday Entertainment is free at Chautauqua; your free admission to the grounds includes an afternoon show in the Amphitheater.

July 29, 2015
  • An Evening of Pas de Deux

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 08:15pm
    Location: Amphitheater

    An Evening of Pas de Deux Charlotte Ballet in Residence presents an exciting evening of Pas de Deux ranging from the ...

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July 31, 2015
  • Garrison Keillor

    Friday, July 31, 2015 | 08:15pm
    Location: Amphitheater

    Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL Farewell Tour** Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion's AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL TOUR ...

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August 03, 2015
  • Donal Fox Inventions Trio*

    Monday, August 03, 2015 | 08:15pm
    Location: Amphitheater

    Donal Fox Inventions Trio* Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project Internationally acclaimed as a composer, pianist and improviser, Donal Fox expertly fuses jazz, Afro-Latin ...

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August 05, 2015
  • Dance Innovations*

    Wednesday, August 05, 2015 | 08:15pm
    Location: Amphitheater

    Dance Innovations* Charlotte Ballet in Residence present an evening of innovative and exciting dance.   Tickets are now on sale.

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August 07, 2015
  • The Beach Boys

    Friday, August 07, 2015 | 08:15pm
    Location: Amphitheater

    The Beach Boys** Their classic songs epitomize the spirit of the California lifestyle of the 1960's. The Beach Boys have become ...

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August 08, 2015
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August 12, 2015
  • Music School Festival Night*

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | 08:15pm
    Location: Amphitheater

    Music School Festival Night* Students from the Chautauqua Music School Festival will be selected to perform on this special evening.  They ...

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August 14, 2015
  • The Suffers*

    Friday, August 14, 2015 | 08:15pm
    Location: Amphitheater

    The Suffers* This ten-piece band from Houston, Texas are redefining the sound of Gulf Coast Soul, intertwining elements of Classic American ...

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August 15, 2015