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. Peter Marty
Rev. Peter Marty Lutheran Senior Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa        ...
Location: Amphitheater
Wed Jul 23 @ 9:15AM -
W. Richard West Jr.
W. Richard West Jr. president and CEO, Autry National Center of the American Westfounding directo...
Location: Amphitheater
Wed Jul 23 @10:45AM -
Tink Tinker
Tink Tinker Dr. Tink Tinker, a citizen of the Osage Nation (wazhazhe), is the Clifford Baldridge ...
Location: Hall of Philosophy
Wed Jul 23 @ 2:00PM -
Theater: The May Queen
The May Queen A New Play by Molly Smith Metzler Everyone who graduated from Kingston High School c...
Location: Bratton Theater
Wed Jul 23 @ 4:00PM -
CLSC Young Readers
Esperanza Rising   by Pam Muñoz Ryan         The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time In...
Location: School of Art
Wed Jul 23 @ 4:15PM -
An Evening of Pas de Deux. Charlotte Ballet in Residence

An Evening of Pas de Deux

Charlotte Ballet in Residence
Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, director

Location: Amphitheater
Wed Jul 23 @ 8:15PM - 12:00AM

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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