Friends of Chautauqua Theater is dedicated to ensuring that the theater remains a powerful pillar of the arts community at Chautauqua, and enhancing appreciation of and engagement with theater at Chautauqua and beyond.

  • Founded in 1994, FCT has played an important role in connecting Chautauqua Theater Company to the broader Chautauqua community.
  • FCT provides funds that help support innovative and dynamic initiatives created by CTC.
  • FCT members develop enjoyable friendships with others who share a love of theater, and build relationships with the Company as they inspire, entertain, and teach the entire Chautauqua community through the magic of theater.
  • Participate in play discussions, combined Friend/Company events when possible, and additional off-season activities.

Your membership helps:

  • Support new theatre initiatives.
  • Welcome CTC company members to Chautauqua, and help enhance their experience throughout the season.
  • Connect CTC company members to the broader community. (These activities vary based on health restrictions, and may take non-traditional forms in 2021.)

Friends are also involved in the life of Chautauqua Theater in other ways:

  • Friends are invited to members-only CTC live and virtual programs to enhance their understanding of the theater and the plays presented each season.
  • Friends are invited to the annual “Meet the Company” event (virtual in 2021) and other in-person and virtual activities throughout the season.
  • Additional Producer’s Circle membership is free and open to those interested in a more active CTC volunteer role and brings you an invitation to an exclusive PC party at the end of the season.


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Join Friends of Chautauqua Theater

To renew or become a member of Friends of Chautauqua Theater, download the membership form and mail the completed form with your check for $10 per membership to Friends of Chautauqua Theater, PO Box 1083, Chautauqua, NY, 14722.

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