Learn more about the on-site experience at Chautaqua, including your options for a pre-concert dinner. Looking for shuttles, maps, parking, and more? Visit Know Before You Go.

Dining Options

Chautauqua Dining Hall and General Store
Make a reservation at Chautauqua Dining Hall to enjoy great food and beautiful views. For reservations, call 303-440-3776 or email reservations@chautauquadininghall.com. Learn more >

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

Picnic on the Lawn
Bring your own meal to enjoy on the lawn or at one of the many picnic tables.

Lawn Seating

We recognize that many people enjoy overhearing our concerts from the area surrounding Chautauqua Auditorium. We are unable to sell tickets for seating outside of the Auditorium. If you plan to enjoy most of a concert from outside of the venue, we ask you to consider purchasing a ticket or making a donation in order to help compensate the staff and musicians working so hard to create these fantastic musical experiences.

Plan Your Festival Experience

Know Before You Go

Get the basics about getting to the Festival, finding parking, accessibility info, and more.

While You're Here

Learn more about the on-site experience at Chautauqua Auditorium, including your options for pre-concert dining.

Visiting Boulder

The Festival performs in beautiful Boulder, Colorado — a breathtaking location full of nature, culture, cuisine, art, and more.

Learn About Our Educational Programs


Festival Fellows

Meet the Festival Fellows: eight aspiring professional musicians who receive coaching and performance opportunities through the Festival and its guest artists.

Center for Musical Arts

This excellent community music school is also the educational arm of our organization.

Your Gift Makes the Difference

Thank you for helping us to keep the music playing.