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Chautauqua Institution

One Ames Avenue
716- 357-6250

Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village.


Anna Sena

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Too expensive. Very beautiful and well kept. I guess the “chautauquans” have to pay for it though so us locals can’t afford it.

Craig Scott

Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017
This is a special place. I call it an island of peace and intelligence. Check out the upcoming programs - they're known the world over for their quality and integrity.

Anna Selnick

Saturday, June 24, 2017
My family has been coming here since before I was born. It is now my 30th summer. I LOVE this place. It's a home away from home. There's always something to do, for all age groups. Just arriving and going through the gate takes a huge weight off your shoulders. The grounds are beautiful, the air is crisp and clean. This place is a Haven.

Anthony Turco

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Paid $43 a ticket for general admission to see Harry Potter in concert. We arrive, a little late mind you, to find standing room only. I don't understand how they get away with selling more tickets than they have seats. No where I saw was I warned of this possibility. If I had I would not have purchased the tickets. Only thing that is preventing me from rating lower is the fact that the orchestra was splendid.

Bill Hoglund

Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017
Truly a place of peace: community, learning, worship, the arts and fun. Each week of the summer, there is a different theme! Entertainment every night from Bach to The Beach Boys!

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