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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.


Kurt Kennedy

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
What a terriable experience tonight. Traveled 2 hours to get here spent $200 on a hotel to see Yo Yo Ma only to find out they willfully oversold tickets for this event. Nowhere in the information provided was it stated that we could end up sitting on a patio unable to see the performance. The ushers were overwhelmed try to get people to sit down. They did the best they could. Don’t ever come here to see an elite performer. Our View of YoYo Ma. After all is said and done they refunded our ticket prices. I give them praise for that.

Betty Lewis

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Like a summer camp for intellectuals and former hippies. A wonderful experience for those into lifelong learning.

Eric Jones

Sunday, July 22, 2018
We enjoyed ourselves immensely walking around the buildings and the lake. Just wish the bikers & drivers remember there are a LOT more pedestrians there on the Sunday free entrance days.

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.

hank grosel

Friday, July 20, 2018
Great property, great amphitheater, great acts....parking is issue for the handicapped and elderly

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