Providing Quality Theatre for 37 Seasons!

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Chautauqua Playhouse is the proud recipient of the:

2010 Arts Management Excellence Award

(under $250k budget category)

Become a Chautauqua Volunteer!

Ever thought about how much fun we seem to be having? Well we are! As a non­profit community theater we can use all the help we can get! We always need help on set work lighting, costuming, sound and backstage. Got a talent or skill (or like to learn one?) Put it to use here at Chautauqua. Just leave your name, phone number and / or email at the box office ( and we'll get back to you soon ...

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Our auditorium is now equipped with an ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICE

System, provided to our patrons at no additional cost.



A VISIT FROM SCARFACE—An almost true story. From the comedic duo who brought us Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell.  It’s 1930, and successful screenwriter Ben Hecht is in a pickle. He's just written a script for the movie Scarface, inspired by real-life gangster Al Capone. It's guaranteed to be a hit, if Capone's hit-men don't get him first! The jokes fly fast and thick in this hilarious new comedy as Hecht tries to duck gangsters on one hand and the Hollywood censors on the other.



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Sep. 28



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.

Next Show:

September 27 at 2 pm

All Seats $10