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Beauty in motion returns to Chautauqua in force this summer with three, amazingly inspirational and beautiful dance performances. Be awestruck, be entertained. Don’t miss these very special events!

Murmuration – May 20

Join us as Murmuration opens our 120th summer season! In Colorado’s most diverse production of live music and dance, Murmuration brings together performers and audience members for a night of artistic unity. From bboys to ballerinas, and drumlines to barbershop quartets, Murmuration challenges the boundaries of genres and styles with uncommon artistic combinations. Catch a glimpse here. Saturday, May 20. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

Cocktail Hour – The Show by Ballets with a Twist – June 23

“Cocktail Hour: The Show” reinvents the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment with an original mix of charismatic choreography, intoxicating music and exquisite costume design. This pop-infused performing arts experience combines the magnetism of Hollywood’s Golden Age with a sleek twenty-first-century sensibility, capturing the timeless American spirit in a series of lively, sparkling vignettes. It’s high-style fun for all ages to enjoy. Watch the trailer here. Friday, June 23. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

“Romeo & Juliet” by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble – September 17

Internationally esteemed as one of America’s foremost modern dance companies, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble returns to Chautauqua Auditorium with a powerful and evocative evening of “Romeo and Juliet.” Set to the timeless Prokofiev score, Cleo Parker Robinson’s lush and evocative production carries the audience into the vibrant world of New Orleans as the young lovers struggle to overcome the conflicts of the Yoruba and Christian traditions of their two families. The Ensemble will also perform an excerpt from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” Click here for a look behind-the-scenes. Sunday, September 17. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.


JUST ANNOUNCED: Blind Pilot – August 19

We are pleased to announce the addition of Blind Pilot to our 120th season. Touring in support of the Portland, Oregon–based band’s third album “And Then Like Lions,” the American folk, indie sextet consists of frontman Israel Nebeker, fellow founding member Ryan Dobrowski, Luke Ydstie, Kati Claborn, Ian Krist and Dave Jorgensen. Watch Blind Pilot here. Saturday, August 19. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Member Presale is currently underway! Buy tickets online. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, April 28 at 10:00 AM.


Rocky Mountain Joe: Untangling Tall Tales – May 3

A larger than life Buffalo Bill-like character, Joseph Bevier Sturtevant took on the alter ego of Rocky Mountain Joe when Chautauqua opened its doors in 1898. A skilled photographer and self-described Boulder icon, Joe sold the nostalgia of the Wild West to early twentieth century tourists and his tales have been unquestioned since his death in 1910. The truth behind Boulder’s legendary photographer proves much more intriguing than the dime-novel tales Joe told. Learn the real story of Rocky Mountain Joe with historian Mona Lambrecht. Wednesday, May 3. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.


Summer bookings available

Consider the historic Chautauqua Community House for your special event this summer! Originally built in 1918, the Community House has three spaces available for meetings, retreats, weddings, private parties, or other gatherings of up to 80 guests. For more information about the Community House, click here.

For pricing and reservations, please contact or 303-952-1618.


Chautauqua General Store opens April 29

The Chautauqua General Store opens for the season this Saturday! Whether it’s post-hike or pre-concert, stop by and enjoy a baked treat, beverage or homemade ice cream. Grab-and-go snacks, old fashioned candies and other supplies like sunscreen, water bottles, hats and basic sundries are also available to equip you for your Chautauqua adventure. Open daily at 8:00 AM. For more information, click here.


Your Life, Your Legacy – May 8

Most people make financial plans for the future—planning college funds, vacation, retirement, healthcare—but very few like to think about death, let alone plan for it. Discussing one’s mortality is an extremely uncomfortable topic, but one that should be discussed and planned for well in advance. By pre-planning your funeral and final legacy wishes, you enable your family to make important financial decisions and fulfill your final requests because you made them known. Join Matt Fox, general manager of Crist Mortuary & Mountain View Memorial Park for an afternoon conversation on the value of pre-arranging your final wishes as a gift to surviving family members. Monday, May 8. 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House, Meadows Room. Coffee and cookies will be served.
Please RSVP here.


Now hiring

We are looking for passionate and dedicated people to join our team and fill the following full time and seasonal positions:

• Event Staff
• Groundskeeper
• Housekeeping Assistant

View the complete job postings here.


Baseline Project Update

Crews are working on the final phase of the Chautauqua Pedestrian Safety, Access and Lighting Improvements project along Kinnikinic & Baseline Roads. Please plan ahead and prepare for single lane closures with flaggers directing traffic during daytime weekday hours.

The Kinnikinic Road project includes a detached sidewalk on the east side and an attached crusher fines pedestrian connection on the west side, and drainage swales along Kinnikinic Road from Baseline Road to Bluebell Road and Sumac Drive. The project also includes installing the remaining section of new sidewalk on Baseline Road between 8th Street and Kinnikinic Road.

All work is dependent on weather, contractor schedules and material delivery and so is subject to change. For the latest construction and traffic impact information, visit and follow @boulderconezones on Twitter. For more information, visit the City of Boulder’s project page here.

Chautauqua Meadow Trail

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) began flood-repair improvements to the Chautauqua Meadow Trail on Monday, April 17. The trail will remain open during improvements. However, it will be an active construction zone with fencing and slight detours. More information about this project is available here.

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