Welcome to Chautauqua Institution

2014 Summer Season: June 23 - August 24

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.

Planning your visit

Step One: Finding Accommodations > Details
Step Two: Tickets > Details
Step Three: Register for classes and programs > Details
We are here to help > Details
Important Dates
Apr. 1 Special Studies registration begins
Popular Entertainment, Opera and Theater Tickets on sale.
May 19 LAST DAY: Renew season boat registrations
June 2 Scooter rental reservations begin
PRICE INCREASE: Season and Weekly Passes
June 22 Tickets become non-refundable