FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
COVID-19 Health Policies
Events are subject to local health mandate. Boulder County Public Health recommends wearing a mask indoors.
Is the Community House Historic?
YES! This Craftsman-style structure, designed by A.E. Saunders, was built in 1918 as a gathering place for summer residents. It quickly became known as “Chautauqua’s Living Room” and still has the warmth and intimacy of a historic, private home today. Winterized in the late 1990’s, it is now used year-round for concerts, meetings, lectures, workshops, and classes.
Do I need a ticket to get into Community House?
Yes! Unless the Community House has been reserved for a private event, all patrons, including children, must have a ticket to enter. Tickets may be physical or electronic (visible on your phone).
Are children allowed in Community House?
Of course! Children are welcome in all of our venues, but bringing infants or toddlers to a performance in the Auditorium is discouraged because they can be a distraction for performers and other audience members. Occasionally, individual productions may have recommended age limits.
Is seating general admission or reserved?
Community House seating, including ADA, is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. On the main floor of the venue, all seats are removable for wheelchair accessibility.
Is smoking allowed?
No. The entire Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark is a 100% smoke-free campus. Per City of Boulder ordinance, smoking of any substance is prohibited in all city parks and open space. In addition, the use of any smoking or vaping devices, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited. This ban includes the Colorado Chautauqua grounds, cottages, lodges & venues, including Community House. Thank you very much for your cooperation!
Where are the restrooms?
ADA restroom facilities are available on both levels of the Community House.
Is the Community House ADA accessible?
Yes! The Community House has accessible entrances and seating. ADA venue access to the upper level of the Community House 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. The Community House is equipped with an audio induction loop assistive listening system that is compatible with hearing aids with t-coils. Complimentary loaner headphones are available upon request on event nights.
Are service animals allowed?
Yes! Service animals are permitted in 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 removal of the service animal from the Community House.
Can I bring food or drinks into Community House?
Water in clear, plastic bottles is permitted and occasionally food and other beverages are available at events. Bringing your own food or beverage into the Community House is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation!
Can I take pictures or video inside Community House?
Sorry. Professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses are not permitted in Community House. Cell phone cameras are allowed.
Is there security at Community House shows?
For your safety and the safety of others, guests and their possessions are subject to inspection as condition of admittance. Please have your bags open and available for inspection. If a guest is carrying a prohibited item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility, dispose of the item, or may be asked to leave the facility. Any guest refusing a search of any kind (either personal or bag) shall be refused entry to the facility and may not be eligible for a refund on their ticket purchase.
Does the Community House have a lost and found?
Items lost in or near the Community House can be retrieved at the Main Box Office, just north of the Community House.
How do I get to Community House?
From Denver International Airport (DIA)
Start going NORTH on PEÑA BLVD. Go STRAIGHT onto PEÑA BLVD. Merge onto I-70 W/US-36 W via the exit on the LEFT. Take the I-270 W exit, EXIT 279, toward FORT COLLINS. Merge onto US-36 W. Take the BASELINE RD exit toward CO-93. Continue on Baseline up the hill. Just past 9th Street, turn LEFT into Chautauqua Park and follow signs to Community House.
Take I-25 N/US-87 N toward FT COLLINS. Merge onto US-36 W via EXIT 217 on the LEFT toward WESTMINSTER/BOULDER. Take the BASELINE RD exit toward CO-93. Continue on Baseline up the hill. Just past 9th Street, turn LEFT into Chautauqua Park and follow signs to Community House.
Take CO-93 N to Boulder. Turn LEFT onto the BASELINE RD. Continue on Baseline up the hill. Just past 9th Street, turn LEFT into Chautauqua Park and follow signs to Community House.
Take CO- 119 S to Boulder. CO-119 S becomes CO-157 S/FOOTHILLS PKWY. Turn RIGHT onto the BASELINE RD toward CO-93. Continue on Baseline up the hill. Just past 9th Street, turn LEFT into Chautauqua Park and follow signs to Community House.
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. Carpooling and bicycling to Chautauqua is strongly encouraged. The most ample supply of parking for concert goers is available on a first-come, first-served basis along the south side of Baseline Road.