Chautauqua Institution :: June 25 - August 28, 2016

Use this site to purchase passes, tickets and program registrations for your upcoming visit to Chautauqua. In-depth information on programs and activities can also be found on our main website,

2016 Passes and Tickets go on sale beginning in January, 2016

Purchase your passes here on our website or by phone, (716) 357-6250, Ticket Office Hours 9a.m.- 4p.m.

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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.

Important Dates
Jan. 11 On Sale: Popular entertainment, gate passes, parking, mooring and boat registration, recreation activities and youth programming.
Mar. 16 LAST DAY: North/South Lot renewal/Lot assignment requests
Prior season Opera ticket holders to purchase reserved seats.
Price Increase: Season and Season Weekend passes, season and weekly mooring and boat registration
Mar. 30 - Apr. 1 Theater ticket packages only advanced sale.
Apr. 4 Popular Entertainment, Opera and Theater Tickets, Day Passes on sale.
June 1 Scooter rental reservations begin
PRICE INCREASE: Season and weekly passes, season and weekly mooring and boat registration.
June 25 Season and weekly gate passes become non-refundable

Planning your visit

Step One :: Accommodations

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Finding accommodations should be your first priority when planning a visit to Chautauqua.
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Step Two :: Tickets
To enter the Institution grounds, a gate ticket is required for all visitors ages 13 to 90; a youth ticket is available for ages 13 to 25. This ticket is your passport to the Chautauqua Experience, entitling you to attend most events on the grounds, including all lectures, religious services, Amphitheater entertainment and performances by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Additional tickets and/or registration are required for
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Step Three :: Register for classes and programs
Browse Special Studies Classes
Special Studies: Whatever educational experience you are seeking, Chautauqua’s Special Studies program continues to create distinct new learning opportunities for the 10,000 lifelong learners that enroll in courses each summer.
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(716) 357 – 6231 |

Ticket Office:
Mon. – Fri. 8:30 am to 5 pm
(716) 357-6250 |

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