Plan Your Visit

© Benko Photographics

© Benko Photographics

Map, Directions & Transportation

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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. Riding the free HOP 2 Chautauqua (available on concert nights), 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. From June – August, additional parking is permitted on the north side of Baseline Road from 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM.

Free HOP 2 Chautauqua Shuttle Service

The HOP 2 Chautauqua is a free transit service to the Colorado Music Festival and Chautauqua Summer Music Series concerts from approximately two hours prior to the start of the show to 45 minutes after the end of each show starting with the first concert in Spring through the final performance in September. To find out which events have a free shuttle, look for the Bus icon on the calendar. Visit here for maps and more information.

Ride the Park to Park free shuttle on Saturdays and Sundays | May 23 – Sep 7

Park to Park returns Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy a convenient, stress-free way to access Chautauqua. The City of Boulder’s Park to Park program aims to create a better visitor experience while reducing vehicular and parking impacts on neighbors and the area’s natural and cultural resources. The Park to Park free shuttle service runs Saturday and Sunday, plus holidays, from May 26 through September 3 from 8 AM – 8 PM from convenient and free satellite parking lots throughout Boulder.

For more information about the free shuttle routes, visit

ADA Accessibility

Designated accessible parking for persons with disabilities is available 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 all venues. 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.

Both the Chautauqua Auditorium and Chautauqua Community House have 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.

ADA restroom facilities are available on both levels of the Community House. New ADA restrooms for the Auditorium are located outside the venue on the west side of the Auditorium, just north of the south entrance.

The Chautauqua Community House is equipped with an audio induction loop assistive listening system that is compatible with hearings aids with t-coils. Complimentary loaner headphones are available upon request on event nights.

For accessibility questions or accommodations during a performance, please contact the Public Events Manager, Danny Cohen by email at

Box Office

Due to the current public health concern and until further notice the Chautauqua box office will no longer support in person customer support functions. We are still available during our regular box office hours via phone and always available via email.

Tickets for events at the Colorado Chautauqua may be purchased year-round online at Tickets may be purchased in person Monday – Friday from 12 PM to 5 PM in the box office, located just north of the Chautauqua Community House in Cottage 200. The Box Office kiosk, located just northwest of the Auditorium, is open seasonally from May – September for walk-up ticket sales.

Box Office Hours:

Monday – Friday
12:00 – 5:00 pm Mountain Time
Box Office, located just north of the Chautauqua Community House in Cottage 200

Monday – Friday
12:00 – intermission on Auditorium event days
Box Office kiosk, located just northwest of the Auditorium (Sept – May)



There are no restrooms in the Auditorium. Public restrooms are located on the lower level of the Dining Hall and at the Ranger Cottage. New ADA restrooms for the Auditorium are located outside the venue on the west side of the Auditorium, just north of the south entrance. Accessible restrooms are available on both levels of the Community House.

Food & Beverage Concessions

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.

On Auditorium concert evenings, additional food and beverage concessions are available at the Chautauqua Picnic Shelter, located on the south side of the Auditorium (Please note: Picnic Shelter concessions not available on CMF concert nights.).

Just want ice cream? Select from an assortment of homemade ice creams, baked goods, coffee drinks and other goodies at the Chautauqua General Store. Located just west of the Dining Hall, the General Store is open daily May – September, 8:00 AM. To contact the Chautauqua General Store from May to September, call 303.954.9185 or email 

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.

For more information please contact us at or 303.442.3282.