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John Hiatt and The Combo \ Taj Mahal Trio – September 19

Join us for an extraordinary evening with blues and rock legends John Hiatt and Taj Mahal . Multi-Grammy nominee, John Hiatt is one of the most respected songwriters with timeless classics like “Have a Little Faith in Me” and “Feels Like Rain.” His songs have been covered by such artists as Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Bonnie Raitt and Buddy Guy. Taj Mahal is a leading influencer of blues and roots music weaving elements of reggae, calypso, jazz, zydeco, rhythm and blues, and gospel and country blues into decades of songwriting. A must-see-show as the summer season draws to a close at the Chautauqua Auditorium. Saturday, September 19. 8:00 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Ride the Free HOP 2 Chautauqua to this show! Buy tickets online.


Let your imagination take you to far off lands, embrace fun and sexy situations or survive the zombie apocalypse this fall as theater brings stories to life on stage and on the trail.

10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse – September 19 – October 25

”The zombies are coming! What do you do? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Turn to this handy and hilarious guide to survive the zombie apocalypse! (Hint: sacrifice the weak is step number one.)

Join Theatre-Hikes Colorado in the fun as the audience and actors take a moderate hike amidst the scenic backdrop of Boulder Open Space while scenes from “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” are performed along the way. September 19 – October 25. Chautauqua Picnic Shelter. Buy tickets online.

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.

Saturday, October 17. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Making Merry by Stories on Stage – December 12

Stories On Stage presents their 15th annual holiday show of ”Making Merry” featuring a collection of favorites and new seasonal stories with songs presented by your favorite actors and live music by Gary Grundei.

Kathy Brady performs “The Loudest Voice” by Grace PaleyJamie Horton performs “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry
Jamie Horton performs “Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor” by John Cheever
Gabriella Cavallero performs “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote
Plus, music by Gary Grundei.

Saturday, December 12. 2:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Fractured Fairy Tales by Stories on Stage – March 11

Stories on Stage presents an evening of irreverent re-tellings of classic tales.

Jessica Robblee performs “The Book of Beasts” by E. Nesbit
Anne Penner performs “The Erkling” by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
Randy Moore performs “A Life in Miniature” by Bruce Coville.

Friday, March 11. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.


Long term lease specials

Have you ever wanted to live at Chautauqua?

We have one cottage remaining for long term lease available now. Cottage includes kitchen, living room & screened in front porch.

Sorry no pets. For more information, please call 303-952-1614 or email

Host your holiday festivities at Chautauqua

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

Built in 1918, the Community House has three spaces perfect for festivities up to 80 guests. For more information about the Community House, click here. The Chautauqua Dining Hall can host large or small parties featuring a wide selection of fresh, locally grown cuisines for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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 blow up bed 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

Enjoy a delicious, festive dinner this Thanksgiving at the Chautauqua Dining Hall and leave the hustle and bustle of the holidays at the front door. Our savory thanksgiving dinner will include a family style appetizer course, salad course, choice of entrée (4-5 special entrees available including a vegetarian option), and choice of dessert. Now accepting reservations for Thursday, November 26th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Book your table soon – reservations fill quickly. To read the full holiday menu, click here.

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


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

• Lead Facilities and Preservations Specialist
• Housekeeper Assistant

View the complete job posting here.

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