Parking
Daily visitors to Chautauqua park in the Main Lot located across the street from the Main Gate Welcome Center on Route 394. You may walk from the parking lot or take a complementary shuttle to the Main Gate Welcome Center to purchase your daily gate pass or event ticket.

Event tickets
Event tickets can be purchased at our Main Gate ticket office or in advance by phone, (716) 357-6250 or online. (Tickets go on sale in January) Your event ticket will admit you to the grounds.

Discounted event tickets
Each week there are  Community Appreciation and Family Entertainment nights with a single ticket price of $20.00 for performances in the Amphitheater. The Family Entertainment Series also features free performances in Smith-Wilkes Hall that appeals to family members of all ages.

Sundays are Free
You do not need a gate pass to come to the grounds and attend services and events on Sunday. Parking is free until 2 p.m.

Wednesday is Education Day at CHQ
Education Day at CHQ offers current students, teachers and staff from Chautauqua County schools (K-12) a free gate pass (7 a.m. to midnight) on Wednesdays throughout the summer season. All a guest has to do is show a school/organization identification card to receive your free entry to the grounds, which includes access to all events at the Amphitheater.

Children's School + One Program
Enroll your child in Chautauqua Children’s School for the first time and enjoy each morning at CHQ for free. With enrollment, one adult per family is given five morning passes that are valid from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. A parent can enjoy a lecture or simply a lakeside walk. Pick up your children from Children’s School at noon and enjoy story time at the library, play time at Children’s Beach and lunch or ice cream on Bestor Plaza. For more information or to register, call 716-357-6250 or email ticketoffice@ciweb.org.

 

Buy Entertainment Tickets

Martin Steve11 feature dfIf you are coming for a single event, your event ticket will admit you to the grounds for the event. You do not need an additional gate pass. For an evening performance, you will have access to the grounds from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Tickets go on sale begining in January.

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Attend a lecture

morning lectureYour gate pass will admit you to all lectures. The morning and interfaith lecture platforms are the bedrock of CHQ's programming. Many other lecture series also exist and support CHQ's weekly themes.

Gate passes go on sale in January

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Fitness Center

 CHQ3547During the summer, no gate pass is needed to access the fitness center from outside Chautauqua Institution.

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Youth Registration

Group OneCHQ’s programs for youth present a diversity of activity, in settings varied and historic.

Your program registration will admit you to the gounds. You do not need an aditional gate pass.

Registration begins in January.

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Register for a class

specialstudiesWhatever 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.

Your program registration will admit you to the gounds. You do not need an aditional gate pass.

Registration begins in January.

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Maps & Directions

062214 Molly MB58 MasterCHQ is basically a walking community with very narrow streets. The use of automobiles on the grounds is very restricted.

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Dining and Shopping

heirloom rp 08222014 0040View the dining options on and off the grounds, as well as the unique stores that complement Chautauqua Institution's offerings.

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