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Chautauqua Playhouse is the proud recipient of the:

2010 Arts Management Excellence Award

(under $250k budget category)

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Our auditorium is now equipped with an ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICE

System, provided to our patrons at no additional cost.





Chautauqua Playhouse is in the process of replacing seats in the auditorium.  As this is a costly endeavor, we ask that you consider adopting a seat.


For any donation of $25 or more, your name will be placed on a plaque in the auditorium as a donor.


For $100, you may “adopt” a specific seat and have an engraved plaque put on that seat, as a donor or in memory of a loved one.


Donations may be sent to  Chautauqua Playhouse.  Please designate that your contribution is for the Chautauqua Seat Fund.


Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity.

Chautauqua Children’s Theatre

Kancelled Krismas Karol—December 6, 13, 20

Santa's reindeer decide to take a little break before the big flight by vacationing in Hawaii.  Grass skirts, flower leis and luaus sound like just the solution to pre-Christmas stress.  That is, until the nefarious Christopher Crumm shows up and hatches a plan to say aloha to Christmas.



SCROOGE— A musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”.  A Chautauqua Christmas tradition for all ages.  All the fun and colorful characters in a tuneful and joyful holiday offering!

Please note: this is not a part of the regular season

35th Anniversary Production

Dec. 5


Dec. 23

Special Holiday Pricing for Scrooge!


$15 General


$10 Children under 12


(Sorry, because of the special price—no senior/student discounts)