Since its construction in 1893, Chautauqua Institution’s Amphitheater has played a central role in both fulfilling Chautauqua’s mission and building community.
Acknowledging that the current structure has many challenges due to age, size, configuration and the demands of presenting a 21st-century program, Chautauqua Institution convened a group of experts and engaged Chautauquans to explore these challenges; examine the critical issues central to its rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction; and to set a framework for the design process.
The Amphitheater is a contributing building to the designation of Chautauqua Institution as a National Historic Landmark District in 1989.
A model of the proposed Amp design is on display in the Smith Memorial Library and is available for public review and comment during regular Library Hours.
A questions/comments form is available in the library. Questions may also be sent to Amp@ciweb.org. Questions are reviewed regularly and responded to here.