Tips for Concertgoers
Chautauqua Auditorium is located on the grounds of historic Chautauqua Park at 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Click here for driving directions and a map>>
Parking at Chautauqua is limited and we encourage use of our FREE shuttle. If you drive, we suggest you allow ample time for parking your car. Paid parking is in effect Sat. & Sun. 8 Am- 5PM. Visit parktopark.org for more info. 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.
FREE HOP 2 CHAUTAUQUA – THE ULTIMATE CARPOOL!!!
Free round-trip shuttle service begins 90 minutes before the concert, and resumes after the concert for about 45 minutes. View complete HOP information here>>
All HOP 2 Chautauqua shuttles are ADA compliant “kneeling” buses. All inbound buses drop off on Baseline between 10th and Lincoln Place (Trolley Stop at Chautauqua Park). A new accessible ramp has been installed at this stop. For guests who require an accessible drop at the Auditorium, the most convenient access is from New Vista High School. A separate, Via accessible vehicle will pick up ADA guests at New Vista High School. This vehicle runs during inbound service only. At the end of the performance, all outbound HOP buses will pick up all patrons, including ADA guests, on the east side of the Auditorium and run for 45 minutes after the end of each show.
FREE PARK TO PARK SHUTTLE (SATURDAY & SUNDAY)
The Park to Park pilot program, which provides satellite parking and free shuttle service to and from Chautauqua, is part of the Chautauqua Access Management Plan (CAMP) project to explore ways to create a better visitor experience while reducing vehicular and parking impacts on neighbors and the area’s natural and cultural resources. Shuttle service, which runs every Saturday and Sunday from June 3 – August 27, is a convenient, stress-free way to access Chautauqua. For more information, visit parktopark.org.
HOW IT WORKS
With convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, start your Chautauqua visit off right! Here’s how:
• Free parking and shuttle service are available at the CU Regent, New Vista High School, and downtown parking garages.
• Prefer not to use the free satellite parking? Paid parking ($2.50/hr) is available in designated areas in around Chautauqua. Take a look at the map to find one that’s convenient for you!
• Decided to take the paid parking route? You can pay at one of the five pay stations along Baseline, or save time by downloading the ParkMobile app.
FOOD OPTIONS FOR CONCERTGOERS
CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL
The Chautauqua Dining Hall is operated by Three Leaf Concepts, a local, family-owned restaurant group including the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, AJi Latin American Restaurant, and Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant in Boulder; The Huckleberry and Zucca Italian Ristorante in Louisville; and the catering company Three Leaf Catering.
The Dining Hall has happy hour every day of the week from 3-6pm featuring discounted appetizers and drinks, as well as a light fare menu. Concertgoers can enjoy a large selection of Colorado-made beer, wine, and spirits in our new, extended bar and lounge area.
The Chautauqua General Store is located next to the Chautauqua Dining Hall and offers ice cream, sandwiches, trail mix, and other treats, all made in-house at the Dining Hall. The General Store also offers a full espresso bar, loose-leaf teas, cold drinks, and an assortment of old-fashioned candy. Open 8am- 8pm, May-September, The General Store will stay open through intermission on concert nights.
Concertgoers can also enjoy dinner at the Dining Hall in the newly renovated dining room or outside on the famous wraparound porch. The menu features Colorado bistro fare with many locally sourced ingredients, as well as seasonal produce from the operators’ own farm in Lafayette, Three Leaf Farm. Reservations recommended. New this year — Fresh Fridays pre-concert food and drinks available in the picnic pavilion. The Dining Hall is pleased to offer food and drink items starting at 5pm before each Friday concert in the picnic pavilion on the south side of the Auditorium!
COOKIES & WATER AT INTERMISSION
CMF ushers sell a variety of Boulder Baked cookies at the south kiosk during intermission. Try the Oatmeal White Chocolate Cherry, or for the chocolate lovers out there, the Double Chocolate Chunk cookie. Cookies and Eldorado bottled water are just $2 each, and all profits support Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts.
Boulder Baked specializes in delivering 18 varieties of cookies hot out of the oven straight to your door. Boulder Baked is a fun, locally owned bakery that uses only the finest ingredients. For more info on these fine cookies and other baked goods call 303-444-4999 or visit www.boulderbaked.com.
Eldorado Natural Spring Water is one of the purest and best-tasting waters in the world and comes from a clean, safe, and well-protected source. For more info on purchasing Eldorado water or having it delivered directly to your home, visit www.eldoradosprings.com or call 303-499-1316
TICKET EXCHANGE & REFUND POLICY
Ticket exchanges can be made Monday–Friday, 12–5 p.m., at the Chautauqua Box Office or through intermission on nights of performance. For questions about ticket exchanges, call the Chautauqua Box Office at 303-440-7666. NO REFUNDS. Unused tickets may be returned to the Box Office prior to concerts as a tax-deductible donation to CMF.
CONDUCT YOURSELF! (high school and adults):
What really happens up there on the podium? How does the maestro start, stop, and shape the music as it happens? What is the baton for? Learn the basics from Antonia Joy Wilson, international guest conductor and Artistic Director/Conductor of the Global Arts Center.
DATE TBD, TIME TBD Under the Tent – $50 per person: space is limited. Participants receive their own batons! Enroll today>>