No gate or parking passes are necessary for on-grounds activities until June 27, 2020.

Rates and fees for the 2020 summer assembly season (June 27 to Aug. 30, 2020) will be posted later this fall.

2019 Rates and Fees

Rates and Fees

2019 Gate Pass & Ticket Information Booklet

No gate or parking passes are necessary for on-grounds activities after Aug. 25.

We require all guests age 13 and older to purchase a gate pass during our summer season. If you are purchasing a single event ticket or registering for a class, your ticket or registration will admit you to the grounds (no need to purchase an additional pass).

You will also need a parking pass. Most guests park in our Main Lot, adjacent to the grounds. Some accommodations offer private parking on grounds. Please check with your host before purchasing a parking pass.


Event (Concert) Tickets

Popular Entertainment



Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra


If you are coming for a single event, your event ticket will admit you to the grounds for the event. You do not need an additional gate pass. For an evening performance, you will have access to the grounds from 4 p.m. to midnight. General Admission provides access to the seating or standing area of a concert or lecture and does not guarantee a seat under the roof of the Amphitheater.

If you are interested in Preferred 1 seats and they do not appear to be available online, call the Ticket Office at 716-357-6250 to see if any Preferred 1 tickets remain available.

Gate Passes

The gate pass is your passport to the Chautauqua experience, giving you access to most events on the grounds. Additional purchases are not required to attend lectures or religious services, as well as popular entertainment and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra performances in the Amphitheater. The gate pass also includes access to art galleries, beaches, parks and complimentary shuttle and tram service on the grounds.

All guests over the age of 12 are required to have a gate pass or event ticket to visit the grounds during the summer season.

Purchase Gate Pass

Gate Pass & Ticket Information Booklet


Parking Passes

Most of our parking is located in the Main Lot. Many rental units and hotels do not provide on-grounds parking. Renters and hotel guests should check with the property owners prior to purchase or contact the Ticket Office.

Evening Entertainment Parking | Evening event parking passes are valid for the full day of the event. Purchase with your entertainment ticket to secure a discounted parking rate.

Sunday Parking | Parking in the Main and Green Lots is free from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday.

Purchase Parking Pass


Youth Registration

Children's School

Ages 3–5
Chautauqua Children’s School is a developmental preschool for youth ages 3–5. The school is located at the corner of Hurst and Pratt avenues and operates six classrooms 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Each classroom is staffed with four leaders, including certified teachers, college-age early childhood majors, and high school students. The teachers work as a team and share classroom responsibilities.

Details and Registration

Group One

Age 6 or First Grade
Group One is designed for children who will be entering first grade in the fall. This special full-day program (9 a.m.–noon and 2–4 p.m.) is held Monday through Friday and utilizes the Children’s School and Sheldon Hall of Education facilities and schedule in the morning and the Boys’ and Girls’ Club facilities and schedule in the afternoon. It is intended as a transition between these two programs and includes active play, art activities, swimming and waterfront programs and special events. The children receive an orientation to both facilities during the first morning.

Details and Registration

Boys' and Girls' Club

Boys’ and Girls’ Club is a day camp program for youth entering second grade through 10th grade in the fall. 
Located at the south end of the grounds on the lakefront, Club provides a diverse program that includes field activities, swimming (instructional and free swim), canoeing, kayaking, sailing, nature, crafts, individual and team sports, music and experiences in the arts. As available, Club offers opportunities in science, dance, opera and outdoor education.

Boys’ and Girls’ Club is in session from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Club is a registered day camp and operates under the guidelines and regulations of the New York State Department of Health.

Boys' and Girls' Club Plus
Club Plus joins the traditional day camp experience with an interdisciplinary curriculum in the arts and sciences to inspire and bolster the talents of youth with academic curiosity. After spending the morning at Club, campers will participate in afternoon classes and activities that combine STEM education, literary arts, visual arts and more. Afternoon classes will be led by certified teachers and industry experts. Club Plus is limited to 60 campers per week, so early registration is strongly recommended. Available Weeks One through Seven.

Details and Registration




Chautauqua has eight Har-Tru tennis courts at the Turner Community Center recreation campus. Two courts are illuminated for night play. Private and group lessons, tournaments, clinics, junior development programs and special events are offered. During Chautauqua’s summer season membership registrations will only take place at the tennis courts.


Honoring a golfing tradition since 1896 the Chautauqua Golf Club presents quality, professional service and the challenge of 36 championship holes. Both the Lake and the Hill Course have received four-star ratings from Golf Digest magazine. Club membership includes greens fees and use of the Learning Center — a complete teaching and practice facility.

Golf Learning Center

A complete teaching and practice facility with unlimited range balls. Learning Center membership may be purchased on its own, and is included with Chautauqua Golf Club membership.

Fitness Center

Chautauqua Institution provides two fitness facilities. Chautauqua Health & Fitness at the Turner Community Center is open year-round. During the season, a second facility is available at Heinz Beach. Both sites are dedicated to personal exercise, health and wellness, and are equipped with modern cardiovascular, strength-training and free-weight equipment. On-site staff, including certified personal trainers, are available to assist members. Short- and long-term memberships are available and also include access to the Turner indoor pool. Separate pool memberships are also available. Members must be at least 14 years of age.

Boat Mooring & Registration

Chautauqua Institution offers rental slip, ramp and buoy mooring in an assigned space. Vessels moored at an Institution or private dock are required to purchase and display a current registration sticker. The mooring rental period must match the dates on an accompanying gate pass.

Slip or ramp assignments for Institution-owned docks are subject to a registration fee and a mooring fee and are billed separately on receipt.

  • Mooring Renewals: Must be purchased before March 16 to reserve the prior season assignment.
  • Mooring Reassignment: Submit request to before March 16. Notification of reassignment begins late May.
  • New Mooring: Only done through the Central Dock Office. Starting June 1, contact the office at or 716-357-6288

Renew Registration

Sailing Center Rentals & Instruction

Chautauqua's Sailing Department presents a comprehensive curriculum of one-week sailing courses. The courses have been carefully designed to advance the sailing skills of all — youth, adult and novice to advanced sailors.

Sports Club

The Chautauqua Sports Club offers a wide variety of recreation activities. Pontoon boat, kayak, canoe and paddleboat rentals, shuffleboard, lawn bowling, softball leagues and bridge. There are no membership fees, and all services may be purchased individually at the Sports Club, including season “passes” for some activities.