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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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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.



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.


We will continue to monitor email requests on a daily basis…..

May 12—June 11

Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 2pm

No Performance on

Mother’s Day

Addl. Performances on

May 13 and June 10 at 2 pm

EXIT LAUGHING – Paul Elliott 

When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living.

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

May 20, 22 June 3

Saturdays at 1 pm

All tickets $8.00

World Public Premiere!


Written and Directed by

Warren Harrison

Come Join Mickey ,Judy, Little Debbie and friends as they spend summer vacation “putting on the big show”. A musical salute to old time musicals, with a young cast, singing and dancing to new tunes! A delightful show for all ages!


This summer at Chautauqua!

                June 23-July 23




 THE MOUSETRAP is the longest

      running play in the history of

            London’s west end !


A group of people in a country house

 cut off by the snow –A murderer in

      their midst – Who can it be ?

The suspicious characters reveal their

    sordid pasts – at the last, nerve

    shattering moment the identity

         and motive are revealed !

Directed by

Walt Thompson

Registration is now open for


Chautauqua School of Performing Arts (CSPA)





Ages 6—15

Featuring the musical


“AMERICANA: Clementine and Tom Sawyer Paints a Fence”




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Chautauqua Playhouse General Auditions

2017-18 Season


June 4  at 6 pm.

By Appointment only


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See Critic Jim Carnes’ Latest Article about Chautauqua Playhouse.



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Chautauqua Playhouse: Oldest Community Theatre Trying to Stay Young