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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) – August 8

Featuring live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy, Piano

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous story, “Doctor Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” (1920) is a critically acclaimed silent film that explores the theme of split-personality. Dr. Jekyll’s love for science and his selfless acts of service have made him a much-admired man. But when Jekyll visits a music hall, he becomes fascinated with the two contrasting sides of human nature and becomes obsessed with the idea of separating them. Watch a short clip from the film here. Wednesday, August 8. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

Beggars of Life (1928) – August 15

Featuring live musical accompaniment by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra

The 2018 Chautauqua Silent Film Series comes to a close with the American silent film classic, “Beggars of Life” (1928). This silent film stars Louise Brooks as a train-hopping hobo who disguises herself as a boy to survive. After escaping her violent stepfather, she befriends a kindly drifter (Richard Arlen), as they ride the rails together to escape the police and reach Canada. Watch the trailer here. Wednesday, August 8. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.


Andrew Bird – August 10 & 11

Pitchfork Magazine has noted Chicago-based film score composer, multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird as “easily one of the best violinists ever to devote himself to popular music…” With a sound that’s nearly impossible to categorize, his songs are orchestral and somewhat classical, but also distinctly American — part of a new wave of folk. Watch Andrew Bird here. Neyla Pekarek of the Denver-based band The Lumineers will open both shows. Watch Neyla Pekarek here. Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

The Gipsy Kings – August 14

Back by popular demand, the Grammy-winning flamenco, salsa, and pop fusion band The Gipsy Kings return to the historic Chautauqua Auditorium stage. For over twenty-five years, The Gipsy Kings have incorporated elements of Latin and Cuban styles, Arabic music, reggae and jazz guitar reminiscent of the French Gypsy master Django Reinhardt. Yet, as heard on their newest album, “Savor Flamenco”, they have never lost their intense connection to the traditional flamenco of their heritage, keeping a spotlight on Tonino Baliardo’s fluid guitar work and Nicolas Reyes’s powerful vocals. Watch the Gipsy Kings here. New York City based swing guitarist/whistler/singer Vilray will open the show. Watch Vilray here. Tuesday, August 14. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.


There’s still time to get away!

Read, relax, unplug – there’s still time to getaway from all the hustle and bustle this summer! Offering serenity in lieu of televisions and phones, Chautauqua cottages are located at the foot of the iconic Flatirons, with over 40 miles of open space hiking trails at your door step. Year-round cultural programming and dining can be found onsite, plus the historic Pearl Street Mall and the beautiful University of Colorado campus are located less than two miles away.

For guests that must stay connected, complimentary WiFi is available throughout the park.

For reservations, call 303.952.1611, or click here to reserve online.


Event night concessions

On concert nights, try the open-air concessions at the Picnic Shelter, located on the south side of the Auditorium. The Picnic Shelter offers salads, burgers, pulled pork, desserts and cold beverages including wine and craft beer from Odell Brewing Co. Concessions open two hours prior to show time. View the full menu here.


Raise the Roof raffle: what does your donation support?

Since 1898, the Chautauqua Auditorium has served as a community asset and provided a place for people to enjoy speakers, films, dance performances and world-renowned musicians from around the globe. The lofty, open architecture and the incredible acoustics make the Auditorium an only-in-Boulder experience – unique, organic and real.

It’s time to replace the roof of this historic building, and with your help, the Chautauqua Auditorium will continue to serve the community for another 120 years.

Here’s’ how it works:

• Buy a raffle ticket
• Enter to win a brand-new Pedego City Commuter electric bike, valued at $4,300
• All proceeds benefit the Colorado Chautauqua Association
• Every ticket counts!

Raffle tickets start at only $20! Click here for your chance to win today!

The raffle drawing will be held September 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Graham Nash performance in the Chautauqua Auditorium. Presence is not required to win, but we hope to see you at the show!


Now hiring!

Work where you play! We are looking for passionate and dedicated people to join our team and fill the following positions:

• Production and Technical Manager
• Housekeeping Manager
• Seasonal Housekeeper

Click here to view the complete job postings.

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