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SummerArts: MultiArts Festivals

Chautauqua Institution (Chautauqua, NY)

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(June 24 – August 25, 2012) A National Historic Landmark, the Chautauqua Institution was founded in the 19th century as a training program for Sunday-school teachers, and religious education remains a key part of the programming each season in the form of worship and sacred-song services, fellowship groups, and interfaith lectures and discussions. The Chautauqua summer festival’s commitment to providing spiritual renewal for its visitors is also realized through the arts, represented by theatrical productions, operas, concerts, dance, and other performances.

The institution’s beautiful lakeside setting provides ample inspiration and the environment can be enjoyed while taking part in recreational activities like tennis, golf, volleyball, boating, and much more. You can get the most out of the Chautauqua experience by making it a weekend or a week (or more) vacation and getting accommodations on the grounds; visit the website to see all the options available.

Chautauqua Institution Information

  • Venues: Performances and events are held in numerous venues and locations around the Chautauqua grounds
  • Public Transportation: Buses, Amtrak, and nearby airport, with taxi and car services also available; complimentary shuttle buses and trams for transport around the Chautauqua Institution grounds, which are also walk-able
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performance/Programs: The Chautauqua Institution summer resort provides nine weeks of music, performance, arts, lectures, classes, sports, workshops, religious services, and educational programs from June to August each year. Events occur daily from late June – mid-August; performance schedule varies
  • Admission: Varies depending on type of event. Daily, weekend, and season-pass options available
  • Group Discounts: Discounts available for groups of 20 or more
  • Educational/Community Outreach: Educational opportunities include workshops, classes, lectures, programs for both kids and adults, contemporary-issues forums, and reenactments of historical events.