2017 Rates and Fees

Everyone over the age of 12 must purchase a gate pass during our summer season. If you are purchasing a single event ticket or registering for a class your ticket or registration will admit you to the grounds. No need to purchase an additional pass.

You will also need a parking pass. Most people park in our Main Parking Lot across from our grounds. Some accommodations offer private parking on grounds. Please check with your host before purchasing.

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Everyone over the age of 12 is required to have a gate pass or event ticket to visit the grounds during the summer season.

If you are coming for a single event, your event ticket will admit you to the grounds for the event. For an evening performance, you will have access to the grounds from 4 p.m. to midnight.


Gate Passes

Buy Gate Pass 

Everyone over the age of 12 is required to have a gate pass or event ticket to visit the grounds during the summer season.

The gate pass gives you access to most events on the grounds including lectures, religious services, popular entertainment and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra performances in the Amphitheater. The gate pass also includes access to art galleries, beaches, parks and complimentary shuttle and tram service on the grounds.

Sundays | Gate passes are free on Sundays from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Parking Passes

Buy Parking Pass 

Most people park in our Main Parking Lot across from our grounds. Some accommodations offer private parking on grounds. Please check with your host before purchasing.

Sunday Parking | Parking in the main lot is free from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday.

Evening Entertainment Parking | Evening event parking passes are good for the day. These passes can be purchased with an Entertainment Ticket.



Special Studies 

Register for Classes

More than 300 teachers, experienced in subjects they love, create a diverse assortment of courses for youth and adults offering a cross-generational learning experience.

Special Studies offers subjects ranging from child and youth development, music, education, religion and philosophy, to fitness, health, and personal and professional development. 

If you are coming for a single class, your registration will admit you to the grounds for the class

Youth Registration

Children's School

Details and Registration 

Ages 3–5 | Chautauqua Children’s School is a developmental preschool located at the corner of Hurst and Pratt avenues and operates six classrooms 9 a.m.–noon, Monday through Friday. Each classroom is staffed with four leaders, including certified teachers, college-age early childhood majors, and high school students. 


Group One

Details and Registration 

Age 6 or First Grade | This special full-day program (9 a.m.–noon and 2–4 p.m.) is held Monday through Friday and utilizes the Children’s School and Sheldon Hall of Education facilities and schedule in the morning and the Boys’ and Girls’ Club facilities and schedule in the afternoon. It is intended as a transition between these two programs and includes active play, art activities, swimming and waterfront programs and special events. The children receive an orientation to both facilities during the first morning.


Boys' and Girls' Club

Details and Registration 

Second - Tenth Grades | Located at the south end of the grounds on the lakefront, this day camp provides a diverse program that includes field activities, swimming (instructional and free swim), canoeing, kayaking, sailing, nature, crafts, individual and team sports, music and experiences in the arts. As available, Club offers opportunities in science, dance, opera and outdoor education.




Details and Registration

(716) 357-3276
CHQ has eight Har-Tru tennis courts at the Turner Community Center recreation campus. Two courts are illuminated for night play. Private and group lessons, tournaments, clinics, junior development programs and special events are offered. During CHQ’s summer season membership registrations will only take place at the tennis courts.



Details and Registration

(716) 357-6211
Honoring a golfing tradition since 1896 the Chautauqua Golf Club presents quality, professional service and the challenge of 36 championship holes. Both the Lake and the Hill Course have received four-star ratings from Golf Digest magazine. Club membership includes greens fees and use of the Learning Center – a complete teaching and practice facility.


Golf Learning Center

Details and Registration  

(716) 357-6211
A complete teaching and practice facility with unlimited range balls. Learning Center Membership may be purchased on its own or as part of a Golf membership


Fitness Center

Details and Registration

(716) 357-6430

Chautauqua Institution provides two fitness facilities. The Turner Community Center is open year-round. During the season, a second facility is available at Heinz Beach. Both sites are dedicated to personal exercise, health and wellness, and are equipped with modern cardiovascular, strength-training, and free-weight equiptment. Staff, including certified personal trainers, are on-site to assist members. Short and long-term memberships are available and also include access to the Turner indoor pool. Separate pool memberships are also available. Members must be at least 14 years of age.


Boat Mooring & Registration

Mooring Renewal

716-357-6288: Central Docks, after June 1

Chautauqua Institution offers rental slip, ramp and buoy mooring in an assigned space. Vessels moored at an Institution or private dock are required to purchase and display a current registration sticker. The mooring rental period must match the dates on an accompanying gate pass.

Slip or ramp assignments for Institution-owned docks are subject to registration fee and a mooring fee and are billed separately on receipt.

  • Mooring Renewals: Must be purchased before March 15 to reserve the prior season assignment.
  • Mooring Reassignment: Submit request to ticketoffice@ciweb.org before March 15. Notification of reassignment begins late May.
  • New Mooring: Only done through the Central Dock Office. Starting June 1, contact the office at docks@ciweb.org or 716-357-6288


Sailing Center Rentals & Instruction

(716) 357-6392
Chautauqua's Sailing Department presents a comprehensive curriculum of one-week sailing courses. The courses have been carefully designed to advance the sailing skills of all – youth, adult and novice to advanced sailors.


Sports Club

(716) 357-6281
The Chautauqua Sports Club offers a wide variety of recreation activities. Bridge, shuffleboard, horseshoes, lawn bowling and kayak, canoe as well as paddleboat rentals. There are no “membership” fees, and all services may be purchased individually at the Sports Club, including season “passes” for some activities.