Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment

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Our Popular Entertainment events feature a dynamic mix of artists, musicians, entertainers and speakers, and attract crowds to our our 4,000-seat, open-air Amphitheater. The Family Entertainment Series features free performances in Smith-Wilkes Hall and select $20 performances in the Amphitheater. This series appeals to family members of all ages providing fun, interactive entertainment ranging from music to mime, puppetry, dance and much more. Sunday Entertainment is free at Chautauqua; your free admission to the grounds includes an afternoon show in the Amphitheater.

Events

  • 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. | 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 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, 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