Education Wednesdays

Education Wednesdays at Chautauqua offer current students, teachers and staff from Chautauqua County schools (K–12) a free gate pass (7 a.m. to midnight) most Wednesdays throughout the summer season (some Wednesdays the end time of this benefit is 8 p.m. See the Education Flyer/PDF for details). All a guest must do is show a school/organization identification card to receive free entry to the grounds, which includes access to all events at the Amphitheater.

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Family Entertainment Series

Each week, Chautauqua programs Family Entertainment nights with a single ticket price of $20 for performances in the Amphitheater. The Family Entertainment Series also features free performances in Smith Wilkes Hall that appeals to family members of all ages.

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Children's School + One

Enroll your child in Chautauqua Children’s School for the first time and enjoy each morning at Chautauqua at no cost. With enrollment, one adult per family is provided five morning passes valid from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. A parent can enjoy a lecture or simply a lakeside walk. Pick up your children from Children’s School at noon and enjoy storytime at the library, playtime at Children’s Beach and lunch or ice cream on Bestor Plaza. For more information or to register, call 716-357-6250 or email

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