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2010 Arts Management Excellence Award

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Our auditorium is now equipped with an ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICE

System, provided to our patrons at no additional cost.



Box Office Hours


Wednesdays from 2pm-6 pm and

 Fridays from Noon-5 pm when a show is running on the upcoming weekend.


Box Office will be open during the shows, as usual.


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Chautauqua Playhouse:

“A Glimpse into a Theatrical World”

March 24—April 23


No Performance on Easter Sun.

Addl. Performances on

March 25 and April 22 at 2 pm

ORPHANS - Lyle Kessler

Set in the not too distant past in North Philadelphia, when crime rates were rising, and the divide between the elite class and the poor was growing, ORPHANS, is the unassuming story of two brothers, one a petty pickpocket and the other a lost dreamer, abandoned to the world around them. With a chance kidnapping, they befriend a mysterious businessman whose arrival defines a brother’s love and changes the landscape of his, and their, lives.

Important Notice Regarding Tickets:


As of this season, we will continue to discount tickets for those purchased in advance (Seniors/Students/SARTA Members).


However, tickets purchased at the door on the night (or day for Sundays) of the performance will not be discounted.  All tickets will be charged at General Admission Rate of $20 per ticket and $21 for premium seats.


Children’s Theatre tickets remain at one price—$8.00


Chautauqua Playhouse Children’s Theatre

Apr. 1, 8, 15

Saturdays at 1 pm

All tickets $8.00

The Classic Tale



Patricia Schmeltz

The Velveteen Rabbit, adapted from the much loved story by Margery Williams, is about a toy rabbit that becomes real through being loved

Please note:

This show contains strong, adult language. .