Every year, the Chautauqua Institution puts on an incredible 9-week long celebration of arts, education, religion, and recreation during the summer. From the end of June to the end of August, the Chautauqua Institution offers a variety of festivities including education programs for the public, as well as popular entertainment for all ages like theater shows, symphony, ballet, opera, and visual arts exhibitions.
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Chautauqua Institution
What is the Chautauqua Institution?
The Chautauqua Institution is a vibrant, non-profit arts and education center in Chautauqua, New York. The center is located on 750 acres, which is also home to a bustling summer resort. Any day during the 9-week season, it’s estimated there are 7,500 people staying at the resort.
The 3-month long summer season also attracts over 100,000 people to its scheduled public events. The Chautauqua Institution’s mission is to enrich its community by providing activities in four areas: arts, religion, education, and recreation.
Where can I find the Chautauqua Institution upcoming events?
Details on upcoming events are listed on the Chautauqua Institution’s website. Catch one of its upcoming visual arts exhibitions or a spectacular dance show. Or attend a silent auction to benefit the Mary E. Whitaker Symphony and gather a team to take part in the Old First Night Run/Walk/Swim. You can also register for a variety of classes at the Chautauqua Institution.
If you’re interested in Chautauqua Institution rentals, the space is also an ideal spot for both weddings and conferences.
What’s so special about the Chautauqua Amphitheater?
The Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater is the community’s centerpiece for arts, culture, and worship. For the past 140+ years, the Chautauqua Institution has reconstructed the Amphitheater. Surprisingly, the Amphitheater Renewal project is not over yet; the Chautauqua Institution has plans to continue improving it for the next 100 years!
How close is the Chautauqua Institution to the Chautauqua Lake?
The Chautauqua Lake is just minutes away from the Chautauqua Institution. If you’re driving by car, it’s only a 7-minute ride. Since the streets are very narrow, the use of automobiles in this town is heavily restricted so plan to rent a bicycle and be at the Chautauqua Lake in 12 minutes.
Where To Stay When You Visit The Chautauqua Institution
If you’d like to escape the crowds of people staying at the Chautauqua Institution, book a room at our Select Registry property in Chautauqua, New York. Less than 5 minutes from the Chautauqua Institution is the lovely Spencer Hotel and Spa. Considered a dream destination for any book and art lover, this is the first literary-themed hotel in the United States. Local artists decorated each of the hotels’ 24 rooms and suites to celebrate the lives and works of some of the most unforgettable authors.
Below is the peaceful bathroom in the Agatha Christie room at the Spencer Hotel and Spa. Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist in history, known in the literary world as the Queen of Crime. Only the Bible and Shakespeare have outsold her work.
Photo credit: Chautauqua Institution