Chautauqua Institution




Welcome to 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. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages—all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village.

Leslie Berlin

Leslie Berlin

project historian, Stanford University Silicon Valley Archives


Location: Amphitheater
Sat Jul 26 @10:45AM - 12:00AM
Theater: The May Queen
The May Queen A New Play by Molly Smith Metzler Everyone who graduated from Kingston High School c...
Location: Bratton Theater
Sat Jul 26 @ 2:15PM -
Jonathan Zimmerman
Jonathan Zimmerman, Small Wonder: Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory, Innocents Abroad: Am...
Location: Hall of Philosophy
Sat Jul 26 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Inter-arts Collaboration: Go West!
Inter-arts Collaboration: Go West! Andrew Borba, directorTimothy Muffitt, guest conductor   Ch...
Location: Amphitheater
Sat Jul 26 @ 8:15PM -

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An Edification Vacation

NYtimesThumbThe New York Times recommends Chautauqua as a great vacation destination. See the great review that was on the front page of the Travel section this past Sunday.

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Week Nine :: August 18 - 22, 2014

healthcareBannerThumbHealthcare: From Bench To Bedside

Chautauqua Institution and LECOM have set the stage for dynamic discussion and debate on solutions to our nation’s health care challenges. Providers, clinicians, insurers and CEOs will share Chautauqua’s renowned platforms for discourse and deliberation.

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2015 Season :: June 27 – August 30

2015lectures thumbJoin us in our 142nd season for an exciting series of speakers and events. Every Summer Chautauqua is host to nine weeks of lecturers and entertainment. A central theme anchors the dialog of the week. Most lecture platforms and much of our entertainment is based directly on, or is tied into the week's theme.

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2014 Season Information