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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – June 14

From the creator of “The Lion King,” join us tonight for a fresh take on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Award-winning director Julie Taymor (“The Lion King” on Broadway, “Frida” and “Titus”) brings the play’s iconic fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers to life. Filmed at her sold-out stage production in 2014 with cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (“Argo,” “Frida”) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, the feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the center of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of Shakespeare’s beloved tale. Watch the official trailer here. Wednesday, June 14. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

The Three Musketeers – June 28

Starring Douglas Fairbanks and featuring live musical accompaniment by The Silent Cinema Trio
Set in 1625, young D’Artagnan (Douglas Fairbanks) heads to Paris, his heart set on becoming a musketeer. Soon after his arrival, D’Artagnan meets three of the most respected and feared musketeers, Porthos, Aramis and Athos, and joins them to defend Queen Anne against the devious Cardinal Richelieu. Enjoy elaborate costumes, valiant heroes and scheming villains in this swashbuckling, silent film classic. Watch a short clip here. Wednesday, June 28. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.


Drive-By Truckers – June 16 & 17

Drive-By Truckers’ newest album, “American Band” tells a distinctly American story. Songs like “What It Means” and the tub-thumping “Kinky Hypocrites” have a considerable force that can be credited to the sheer musical strength of this rock ‘n’ roll band. Watch the Drive-By Truckers here. With Mason Jennings June 16. With Rose Hill Drive June 17. Friday, June 16 & Saturday, June 17. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.


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

As described by The New York Times, “Cocktail Hour: The Show” is “eye-catching imagery abounded in Ballets with a Twist…witty and fantastic.” It reinvents the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment of Hollywood’s Golden Age with a sleek twenty-first-century sensibility in a series of lively, sparkling vignettes. It’s high-style fun for all ages to enjoy! Catch a glimpse here. Friday, June 23. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.


Stay after the show!

Turn a great performance into a great night – retire after the show to one of our cozy cottages. Special one night reservations available! Use promo code 2017Concert when booking. Offer good while supplies last. Not valid July 24 or for CMF events.
Click here to make reservations online now!


Grab a Bite Before the Show!

Looking for a sit down dining experience before the show? Enjoy the beautiful views from the Chautauqua Dining Hall’s wrap around porch while savoring fresh, Colorado Bistro cuisine. For concert night reservations at the Dining Hall, please call 303.440.3776 or email View Dining Hall menus here.

Want something more casual? On concert nights, try the open air concessions at the Picnic Shelter, located on the south side of the Auditorium. Select from an assortment of entrees, desserts and cold beverages including wine and local craft beer to satisfy the hungers and thirsts of every age. Concessions open two hours prior to show time.

The Chautauqua General Store, located just west of the Dining Hall offers a selection of grab and go snacks, coffee drinks and homemade ice cream. View General Store hours here.


Ride the free HOP 2 Chautauqua to concerts this summer

Join us in being part of the solution to reduce congestion and “be green” by riding the HOP 2 Chautauqua, a free transit service to the Colorado Music Festival and Chautauqua Summer Series events. All HOP 2 Chautauqua shuttles are ADA compliant “kneeling” buses and begin running approximately 90 minutes before show time and run for 45 minutes after the show. For more information about routes, schedules and other tips, click here.

Ride with Uber

Uber is the official transportation partner of the Chautauqua Summer Concert Series. Get a safe, reliable ride in minutes at the tap of a button. New users can take $10 off 2 rides using code CCA2017. Existing users can take 40% off 2 rides to/from Chautauqua up to $5 each, using code CCASUMMERSignup now at

Ride the new Park to Park free shuttle on Saturdays and Sundays through August 27

Enjoy a convenient, stress-free way to access Chautauqua. The City of Boulder’s Park to Park pilot 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 from 7 AM – 7 PM from convenient and free satellite parking lots throughout Boulder.

For more information about the free shuttle routes, visit

Paid Parking – Saturdays and Sundays through August 27

Prefer not to use the free satellite parking or ride the shuttle? Paid parking ($2.50/hour) is available in designated areas in and around Chautauqua, and on a first come, first-served basis. Pay at one of the five pay stations along Baseline, or save time by downloading the ParkMobile app!

For more information about the free shuttle routes, free and paid parking, visit


Free Walking Tours

Enjoy a walk through the grounds with Colorado Chautauqua Association’s knowledgeable staff and learn about the history of the Chautauqua Movement and the Colorado Chautauqua. Running June through September, tours commence at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and depart from in front of the Dining Hall. The tour covers slightly under one mile, with 100 feet elevation gain and last approximately 45-60 minutes. For more information about Chautauqua tours, click here.


Notice of Annual Meeting – July 17

The Annual Meeting of the Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA) will be held on Monday, July 17th at 4:30 p.m. MDT in the Grand Assembly of the Chautauqua Community House. All CCA members are invited to attend. View agenda here.

Board of Directors Election

Interested in serving on the CCA Board of Directors?

There will be five openings on the 15-person Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA) Board of Directors for one-, two-, and three-year terms beginning September 1, 2017. CCA members interested in seeking election to the CCA Board this summer must complete and submit electronically the CCA Board of Directors Candidate Application for receipt no later than 5:00 a.m. MDT on Monday, June 26th in order to be included on the 2017 ballot.

View 2017 CCA Board of Directors Candidate Application (PDF)
View 2017 CCA Board of Directors Candidate Application (Word Document)

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