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.
Today at Chautauqua
|Theater: New Play Workshop — Guadalupe|
Guadalupe by Carol Carpenter On the first night of the annual harvest, the Northrip-Valle family f...
Location: Bratton Theater
Sat Aug 02 @ 2:12PM -
Ken Gormley Dean, Duquesne University School of Law Ken Gormley is dean and professor at Duquesne ...
Location: Hall of Philosophy
Sat Aug 02 @ 3:00PM -
|Opera Pops Concert with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra; Stuart Chafetz, guest conductor|
Opera Pops Concert with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Stuart Chafetz, guest conductor Photo: P...
Sat Aug 02 @ 8:15PM -
Come to Bestor Plaza on Tuesday, August 5 and celebrate the important role of philanthropy at Chautauqua. Enjoy the Community Band at 12:15 pm, bring a picnic, help the kids with a lemonade stand, share your CHQ promise, and more! Activities for children...
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Smithsonian magazine has named Chautauqua, N.Y., as the No. 1 "Best Small Town to Visit in 2014" in the cover story of its April 2014 issue. The feature, by former New York Times "Frugal Traveler" columnist Susan Spano, cites Chautauqua Institution's mix of lectures, classes, recreational activities and fine, performing and literary arts programs as the basis for the distinction.
Self-improvement through lifelong learning was at the heart of the impulse that motivated Americans and founded Chautauqua in 1874. Chautauqua's tradition of self-improvement through lifelong learning continues today through a variety of programs aimed at the exploration and exchange of ideas in an atmosphere that encourages civil discourse.
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.
Join 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.