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Community House

The beautiful Community House was built in 1918 to serve as the "living room" to the original tent residents of Chautauqua. Today, it is host to intimate concerts, forums, films and educational programs throughout the year.

The Grand Assembly, located upstairs in the Community House, features exquisite Arts & Crafts architecture with a wrap-around balcony inside and a huge, covered porch outside overlooking a garden with a brick path. We hope you will join us soon to experience a special performance in this extraordinary setting.


  • Parking
    Established in 1898, the Colorado Chautauqua was not developed with automobile use in mind and has very limited parking space available within the National Historic Landmark boundary. The most ample supply of parking for event attendees is available on a first-come, first-served basis along Baseline Road. Carpooling and bicycling to Chautauqua is strongly encouraged.
  • Directions
    View a map and directions here.


ADA venue access to the Grand Assembly (upstairs room) is available at the South/Morning Glory entrance of the Community House, via a lift. Venue access to the lower level Rocky Mountain Climbers Club and Meadows Room is street level on the north side of the building.

Designated accessible parking for persons with disabilities is available in front of the Community House and throughout the park. Please refer to a Colorado Chautauqua map for designated parking spots. All parking is "first come, first served."

Service animals are permitted and admitted into the Community House. Each service animal must remain with its owner and be restrained. If any service animal interferes with other guests, corrective action may include rearranging seating or removal of the service animal from the venue.

ADA restroom facilities are available on both levels of the Community House. For accessibility questions or accommodations during a performance, please contact Public Events Manager, Julie Pomerantz at 303.952.1632 or by email at julie.pomerantz@chautauqua.com.


Chautauqua Community House is a non-smoking facility. Smoking of any substance is strictly prohibited inside the venue and within 15 feet of the exterior of the building. Use of any smoking or vaping devices, including electronic cigarettes is prohibited.


Use of audio or video recording devices, professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses are not permitted in the Community House.


Sit down meal service is available throughout the year at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. For hours of operation, menus and reservations, please call 303.440.3776.

Picnic tables are available throughout the Green or North Lawn. Please help keep our grounds beautiful and our wildlife healthy by using the recycling, trash and compost containers located throughout the park.


The Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark has 58 beautiful cottages and two lodges available for nightly rental. Cottage sizes range from efficiency to one, two and three bedroom, each with a fully equipped kitchen and screened-in front porch. For more information or reservations, click here or call the Lodging Office at 303.952.1611.

View our online calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.

Michael Conelly

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