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, July 03, 2018 | 07:30pm

    Cirque Montage

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    Comprised of aerialists, ground acts, a singer and a musician, this troupe of international performers hails from eight different countries including England, Russia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Turkmenistan, Japan, and the USA.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 05:00pm

    Ellis Paul: “The Hero in You”

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | The Hero In You is Ellis Paul’s 17th album, which has inspired a book published by the Albert Whitman & Company, a prestigious publisher of children’s books. Inspired by the educational music in “Schoolhouse Rock!,” Ellis recorded The Hero In You to educate the children on...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 07:00pm

    Ellis Paul: “The Hero in You”

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | The Hero In You is Ellis Paul’s 17th album, which has inspired a book published by the Albert Whitman & Company, a prestigious publisher of children’s books. Inspired by the educational music in “Schoolhouse Rock!,” Ellis recorded The Hero In You to educate the children on...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 05:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera: The Bremen Town Musicians

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | A drum-playing donkey, an opera-singing rooster, a cantankerous dog and an opinionated cat discover that friendship, cooperation, and respect for others is far better than facing problems alone. Set to music by Arthur Sullivan, Donizetti, Offenbach, Rossini, and Verdi, this one-act opera for young audiences by John Davies is sure to provide an entertaining introduction to opera for kids of all ages.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera: The Bremen Town Musicians

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | A drum-playing donkey, an opera-singing rooster, a cantankerous dog and an opinionated cat discover that friendship, cooperation, and respect for others is far better than facing problems alone. Set to music by Arthur Sullivan, Donizetti, Offenbach, Rossini, and Verdi, this one-act opera for young audiences by John Davies is sure to provide an entertaining introduction to opera for kids of all ages.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 07:30pm

    The Peking Acrobats

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    For the last 32 years, The Peking Acrobats® have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. Accompanied by live musicians performing on traditional Chinese instruments, the acrobats perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

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    Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while a live orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 05:00pm

    Kathakaar

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | The history and culture of India comes to life with Kathakaar. Hear stories from India's multicultural history and mythology, learn to speak and clap Indian rhythms, and see the characteristic spins and fast footwork of kathak dance with dancer/storyteller (or kathakaar) Jin Won...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 07:00pm

    Kathakaar

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | The history and culture of India comes to life with Kathakaar. Hear stories from India's multicultural history and mythology, learn to speak and clap Indian rhythms, and see the characteristic spins and fast footwork of kathak dance with dancer/storyteller (or kathakaar) Jin Won...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | 07:30pm

    Theatre of Varieties

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    Preceded by Chautauqua’s Old First Night birthday celebration and vespers service at 6:45 p.m., this dazzling show includes the death-defying aerial feats of Viktoria Grimmyringmaster and juggler Michael DuBoiscomedian ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger, and spell-binding magician Kid Ace.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | 09:15pm

    Family Movie: "Coco" in Bestor Plaza

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    Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and join us in Bestor Plaza for Disney's "Coco."  



    Location: Bestor Plaza

     

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 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. Come join these talented youth as they show young audience members the best part about staying on their toes!



    Location: Lenna Hall