Each summer Chautauqua Theater Company comes to life on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution, a not-for-profit, 750-acre community on beautiful Chautauqua Lake near Jamestown, New York. Approximately 7,500 persons are in residence on any day during a nine-week summer season, and a total of over 170,000 people attend scheduled public events. It has performance venues, historic hotels, a golf course, tennis courts, and educational and recreational facilities.

Past alumni now work...
NYC: Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, 59E59, WP Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Ars Nova. Regionally: in California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Massachusetts, Florida, Connecticut, Minnesota, Michigan, Alabama, Ohio and more! Touring: Hamilton, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Kings of Leon, The King & I, Once, 42nd Street, An American in Paris, Aladdin, Moscow Ballet.

Chautauqua Theater Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any individual, employee, or application for employment on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, or any other legally protected status recognized by federal, state or local law.


Administrative and Production Positions

0627 WoodShop RLG02masterChautauqua Theater Company is thrilled to announce it is hiring for a variety of positions for the 2021 summer season.

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Apprenticeship Opportunities

063016 TracyChristensenprofile CB 04The CTC apprenticeship offers the opportunity for young theater artists and students to gain experience and resume credits while working alongside professionals in a community based artistic environment.

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Conservatory Application

AfterLoveRehearsal1 RW 08.05.15 MASTERAuditions for the 2021 conservatory have closed.

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Friends of CTC

DSC 5640 2Since 1994, the Friends of Chautauqua Theater Company have played an important role in encouraging Chautauqua Institution's commitment to theater as a vital part of the performing arts during the season.

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Call for Teaching Artists, Educators, Theatre Practitioners

1 homeCTC is seeking remote educators to join the 2021 Virtual Teaching Staff for their Acting Conservatory.

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