Providing Quality Theatre for 39 Seasons!

General Questions?



Ticket questions, please email:

Chautauqua Playhouse is funded in part by a grant from:

Click here to see our promo video:


Chautauqua Playhouse:

“A Glimpse into a Theatrical World”

Powered by NETdentity

Page optimized for Microsoft Internet Explorer. 


Some links may not work in Mozilla Firefox or other browsers—but we’re working on it.


Thanks for your patience.

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 ...

See our show listings and reviews on:

Like us on




Our auditorium is now equipped with an ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICE

System, provided to our patrons at no additional cost.



Box Office Hours


Due to monetary cutbacks, box office hours have been cut back to Fridays only (noon-5 pm) when a show is running on an upcoming weekend.


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


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

October 16-November 15

Text Box: Chautauqua Playhouse Board of Directors

The Chautauqua Playhouse is seeking 3 new board members.
Experience in the areas of marketing & promotion, fundraising, grant writing, sponsorships and production of special events would be valuable. Background in and an understanding of the business end of theatre would also be helpful. These are non-paid positions. Chautauqua Playhouse is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The company will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in the coming year and is the Sacramento area’s oldest community theatre. We are seeking motivated, dedicated individuals to help plan Chautauqua’s future.

Interested parties contact Rodger Hoopman at: 
Those interested will be sent additional information with committee interviews in September.

THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE - Mel Edison is a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm, which has suddenly hit the skids, and he gets the ax. His wife Edna takes a job to tide them over, then she too is sacked. Compounded by the air-pollution killing his plants, and with the walls of the apartment being paper-thin, allowing him a constant earful of his neighbors private lives, things can't seem to get any worse...Then he's robbed, and his psychiatrist dies with $23,000 of his money. Mel does the only thing left for him to do-he has a nervous breakdown and it's the best thing that ever happened to him...



Coming Next



Fridays and Saturdays

At 8 pm


Sundays at 2 pm


Additional Performance on

Saturday Nov 14 at 2 pm.

Directed by Janelle Kauffman

Featuring: Stephen Kauffman, Kate Muris, Hazel Johnson, Richard Spierto, Fran Wittmann, Dale Reinhard