Friends of Chautauqua Theater is a support organization dedicated to ensuring that the theater remains a powerful pillar of the arts community at CHQ.

  • Support a climate of growing community involvement since 1994; underscoring the Chautauqua Institution’s commitment to theater as a vital part of the performing arts.
  • Provide funds toward supporting innovative and dynamic initiatives that bring professional quality theater to CHQ.
  • Enjoy spending time with other Friends, building relationships with the Company as they inspire, entertain, and teach the entire CHQ community about the magic of theater.
  • Participate in play discussions, tech rehearsal observations, combined Friend/Company events, and additional off-season activities.

Your membership helps:

  • Prepare meals for technical days, set change nights, and occasional luncheons for tech and office staff.
  • Meet Chautauqua Theater Company needs throughout the season, as they occur, in strange ways (just ask).
  • Host a cast party and an annual benefit.
  • Support new theater initiatives.
  • Provide an annual scholarship for a conservatory artist.

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

  • Some Friends “adopt” company members to provide “CHQ” experiences throughout the summer.
  • Some Friends attend additional membership only CTC programs to enhance their understanding of the theater and the plays.
  • All Friends are invited to the annual “Meet the Company” opening event and other 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 every season.

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Become a Member

Become a Member

Join us as we celebrate and contribute to another wonderful season of theater at Chautauqua. We appreciate your membership, your participation in our events, and your volunteer efforts. Please find the Membership Renewal Form below and fill out the Producers Circle portion of the form if you are interested in being actively involved in the Friends of Chautauqua Theater.

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To become a new member of Friends of Chautauqua Theater, download this 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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