Family Entertainment

The Family Entertainment Series features free performances in Smith-Wilkes Hall and select performances in the Amphitheater (see individual events for pricing). Kids 12 and under are always free. This series appeals to family members of all ages providing fun, interactive entertainment ranging from music to mime, puppetry, dance and much more. 

Events

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  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 05:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Young Playwrights!

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m.Don’t miss CTC’s public family offering of plays for youth, by youth! CTC actors will perform winning plays from surrounding elementary school young playwrights.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | 05:00pm

    Turtle Island: “A String Quartet is Like a Family”

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | The 5 p.m. show will be live streamed to our Facebook page. This Grammy Award-winning quartet will celebrate Independence Day at Chautauqua with a program that combines music and family. This engaging program helps children understand how a string quartet functions and thrives...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | 07:00pm

    Turtle Island: “A String Quartet is Like a Family”

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | This Grammy Award-winning quartet will celebrate Independence Day at Chautauqua with a program that combines music and family. This engaging program helps children understand how a string quartet functions and thrives...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 05:00pm

    Family-Friendly Opera Revue

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | Join us for a family-friendly operatic adventure where you, the audience, choose the plot! Chautauqua Opera presents an introduction to opera for kids from 1 to 101, based on the Greek myth of Orpheus, the man who could charm any living thing with his music.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 05:00pm

    Chinese Acrobat Li Liu

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | In this one-woman acrobatic performance, Ms. Liu performs hand balancing, plate spinning, artistic cycling, ribbon dancing, diabolo, foot juggling and Chinese Kung Fu fan manipulation.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 07:00pm

    Chinese Acrobat Li Liu

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | In this one-woman acrobatic performance, Ms. Liu performs hand balancing, plate spinning, artistic cycling, ribbon dancing, diabolo, foot juggling and Chinese Kung Fu fan manipulation.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 07:30pm

    Rhythmic Circus

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    Home grown hoofers from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert

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    For the first time ever, audiences are experiencing a symphony orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in history. This concert has sold out with orchestras in St. Louis, Indianapolis and Philadelphia — and Chautauqua is next!
    Watch the movie with live music by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra!



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017 | 07:30pm

    Playing By Air

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    This frolicsome trio captivates audiences with a joyful fusion of music, juggling and circus in which traditional theatricality meets absurd comedy. The award-winning performers of Playing By Air share their sense of playfulness and breathtaking feats in a production enjoyed equally by adults, families and children.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 | 05:00pm

    David Gonzalez: “Cuentes: Tales from the Latino World”

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | “Cuentes” paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America and the Bronx! From the silly antics of the Puerto Rican anti-hero "Juan Bobo" to the mysterious...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 06:00pm

    Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet

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    A part of the Chautauqua community for over 20 years, CRYB has maintained a reputation for excellence in both their teaching studios and on stage in their performances.



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | 07:30pm

    The Passing Zone Saves the World!

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    The Passing Zone has been wowing audiences for decades with hilarious, award-winning performances. During their 18 years together, The Passing Zone has been awarded five Guinness World Records and 18 Gold Medals from the International Jugglers' Association.



    Location: Amphitheater