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Fifty Shades of Stories on Stage – October 17

Stories on Stage presents an evening of fun, sexy stories sure to lead you astray.

Josh Robinson performs “The Spray” by Jonathan Lethem
Diana Dresser performs “Jubilation, Florida” by N.M. Kelby
Chip Persons performs “The Curious Sofa” by Edward Gorey

Age recommendation: 16 years and older. Saturday, October 17. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.


Just Announced: Missy Raines and The New Hip – May 6

Bass virtuoso and 7-time International Bluegrass Music Association bass player of the year, Missy Raines joins the Chautauqua Community House series line-up on Friday, May 6. Missy Raines is one of the most respected, popular, and trailblazing figures in bluegrass and Americana music. On her latest release “New Frontier,” Missy explores her dusky, emotive alto, layered among the cool grooves and expansive soundscapes provided by her band, The New Hip. The new album is certain to expand Raines’ profile in roots music and surprise anyone who thought her talents were limited to the bluegrass and new acoustic music. Friday, May 6. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.


Tell us what you think!

As we begin planning for next summer, we’d like to hear your thoughts about your experiences at Chautauqua this past year, as well as your suggestions for programming and improvements. By participating in our brief audience survey, you will be entered to win a pair of general admission tickets for the 2016 summer season. Survey closes October 16. Take the brief survey here.


Chautauqua Pedestrian Safety, Access and Lighting Improvements Project Open House -Thursday, October 15

The City of Boulder wants to make Chautauqua safer for our community. Last year, voters approved the Community, Culture and Safety Tax which calls for pedestrian, safety and lighting improvements in key places. The City of Boulder plans to start work in winter 2016 and finish in spring 2017.

Come to the City of Boulder’s OPEN HOUSE and share your thoughts on the initial designs! Thursday, October 15 , 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rocky Mountain Climber’s Club, Chautauqua Community House .

For more information and updates on the project, please visit


Host your holiday festivities at Chautauqua

With cooler temperatures and shorter days approaching, the season for holiday parties is not far behind! For intimate family gatherings or private parties, consider the historic Chautauqua Community House or the masterfully restored Dining Hall to host your holiday event this year!

Need a spare room for out of town guests? Chautauqua’s 57 cottages and Missions House Lodge are the perfect option for hosting and entertaining visitors. No need to pump up the air mattress or clean out the basement when your guests can enjoy the privacy of their own cozy accommodations.

For more information, contact our Hospitality team today at 303.952.1611 or email


Now accepting Thanksgiving reservations

The Chautauqua Dining Hall is now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving dinner – Thursday, November 26th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The delicious, festive dinner includes a family style appetizer course, salad course, choice of entrée (4-5 special entrees available including a vegetarian option), and choice of dessert.

Reservations are filling quickly – book your table soon. To read the full holiday menu, click here.

For reservations, please call 303-440-3776 or email


Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Colorado Chautauqua Association seeks a committed, collaborative, dynamic Executive Director to lead its efforts in historic preservation, cultural programming and environmental sustainability. CCA needs a leader who is excited about the many dimensions of this work, who appreciates the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of people and perspectives, and who can help the board and staff implement our strategic goals.

Housekeeper Assistant

The Housekeeper Assistant position is a full-time, year-round, benefited position supporting the Hospitality Department and is integral in helping the Colorado Chautauqua Association deliver a consistently high-quality visitor experience for its day and overnight guests.

View the complete job postings here.

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