Ride the FREE Hop 2 Chautauqua Shuttle
The Hop 2 Chautauqua service picks up at several convenient Boulder locations and drops off on Baseline Rd. at the entrance to Chautauqua. Click below for more information.
Parking at Chautauqua is limited. If you drive, we suggest you allow ample time for parking your car. Outside Chautauqua’s grounds, parking is allowed on both sides of Baseline Road during summer evenings.
ADA-accessible parking is available in the parking lot south of the Academic Hall. For easy access to this lot, enter Chautauqua Park via 12th Street.
You can pay at one of the five pay stations along Baseline, or save time by downloading the ParkMobile app. Visit parktopark.org for more info.
Via Mobility Services
Patrons can schedule an accessible door-through-door ride by calling 303-444-3043 or visiting ViaColorado.org.
Uber or Lyft
Order an Uber or Lyft to Chautauqua Dining Hall, then take a short walk to the Auditorium.
Chautauqua Auditorium is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Chautauqua maintains a useful list addressing accessible parking, service animals, ADA restroom facilities, assistive listening devices, and more. Please visit the Chautauqua website for more information.
Wheelchair-accessible seating is available on the south side of the hall adjacent to section AL as well as at the back of section A. To purchase, look online for the wheelchair symbol or call the Chautauqua Box Office at 303-440-7666.
Chautauqua Auditorium is not air-conditioned. We are so pleased that our charming and acoustically-unique venue was placed on the National Register of Historic Places; however, that designation limits the type of updates that can be made.
The temperature in the auditorium is managed with fans, swamp coolers (used before concerts and during intermission due to sound), and large sliding panels. Since we open and close these windows to manage the temperature, we can’t always get it perfect. We suggest bringing a jacket or sweater for evening performances, as the temperature can vary.
Remember that the orchestra is not amplified, so there is a fine balance between opening the sliding panels to manage the temperature in the venue and managing the outside noise. Both the Festival staff and the Chautauqua staff do their very best to strike this balance.
There Isn't a Bad Seat!
With the natural resonance of the Auditorium and its straightforward seating arrangement, there really isn’t a bad seat in the house.
What to Wear
You’ll see everything from shorts and sandals to khakis and button-down shirts and summer dresses, but we don’t get too fancy in Boulder. See the tip above about Temperature.
Lost & Found, Restricted Items, and More
Starting in the 2023 season, Chautauqua Dining Hall will replace grab-and-go meals with high-quality pre-ordered meals that will be essentially taken from the menu offered for seated guests at the Dining Hall. These meals will be available for pre-order through the ticketing system either when you are purchasing your tickets/subscription or closer to the concert date. Find more information at coloradomusicfestival.org/dining.