An experience at the Chautauqua Auditorium is like no other. Built in 1898 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the Auditorium’s lofty, open architecture is from another era and the incredible acoustics keep the music real. For more than 120 years the Auditorium has welcomed a diverse array of music legends, including Wynton Marsalis, Lyle Lovett, Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, BB King, Ziggy Marley, the Indigo Girls, John Hiatt, and many others, as well as the best of classical music brought to you by the Colorado Music Festival. Add film festivals, dance extravaganzas, and distinguished speakers to the mix, and there is truly something for everyone in the Auditorium. During Colorado’s chillier months, you will feel right at home in the beautiful Community House, sometimes called Chautauqua’s “living room.” Community House events are a favorite amongst audiences looking to experience smaller concerts, forums, films and educational programs in a more intimate setting.