Music takes center stage for the first time this year at CTC. Our two mainstage shows and our traveling Shakespeare all feature live music and we are developing our first musical New Play Workshop!

Each of these pieces blend music, rhythm and storytelling in different ways, yet what they all have in common is a belief that music is universal and can be a window into the soul.

We hope that you join us in letting the music move you.



About Chautauqua Theater Company

Entering its 35th Season, Chautauqua Theater Company is the resident professional theater and Conservatory of Chautauqua Institution. Internationally known actors, directors, designers and writers join 20 emerging artists drawn from the nation’s top training programs to form a unique company that produces a vibrant summer of work in the historic Bratton Theater. Dedicated to the next generation of theater artists, the development of new work, first-rate productions of modern and contemporary classics, and fresh insight into Shakespeare’s canon, CTC produces the best of a year-round regional theater within eight weeks of Chautauqua’s nine-week summer season.

About Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue.