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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.





Thank you to all who contributed to the ADOPT A SEAT



Due to your generosity, we were able to meet our goal and have the new seats installed.

Jan. 16


Feb. 22

ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID—In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings ... no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow. If you've ever elbowed a stranger out of the way to catch a bride's bouquet, seriously questioned the mental stability of the duo saying "I do" or been forced to wear the world's ugliest bridesmaid dress, this deliriously funny comedy is definitely for you ... and your dearly beloved!

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…..

Chautauqua Playhouse Children's Theatre Auditions


Chautauqua Playhouse is seeking male actors for the final two shows of the Children's Theatre Season...Gnome, Sweet Gnome and Tales of Peter Rabbit.


Performances are on Saturdays at Noon and 2 pm as follows:

Gnome: March 21-April 4

Peter Rabbit: May 16-30.


Any interested parties may contact Rodger Hoopman at email: Auditions will be by appointment.


Both productions will be directed by Kent Miller.  Rehearsals for Gnome, Sweet Gnome begin on Feb. 19.



Registration for Chautauqua School of

Performing Arts (CSPA)


Teen Workshop

(ages 12-18)



Registration Opens on February 15


Click here for details and registration form





“A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody”


A comedy farce


Directed by Warren Harrison


Monday February 23—7 pm

Chautauqua Playhouse Greenroom


Click here for details or go to our Auditions and Classes Page