Lakeside Ohio

In order to provide quality entertainment, speakers, recreational activities and maintenance to our grounds and facilities, Lakeside Chautauqua requires all guests and residents to purchase a Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass to enter the grounds during Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29, 2017) and the Chautauqua summer season (June 17-Sept. 4, 2017). Kids 12 and under and guests 90 and older are always free!


What is a Chautauqua Pass?

A Chautauqua Pass entitles guests and residents to participate in a wide range of programs, including spiritual services, educational lectures, Hoover Auditorium concerts, cultural arts events and specific recreational activities. Learn more about the benefits of your Chautauqua Pass.

There are different Chautauqua Passes to choose from, depending on how long your family is visiting Lakeside:

Daily Chautauqua Passvalid during the Chautauqua summer season (June 17-August 26, 2017); also valid from the time of purchase until 7 p.m. the following day
Saturday Chautauqua Passvalid during the Chautauqua summer season (June 17-August 26, 2017); also valid from the time of purchase until 7 p.m. the following day (for more information, see below)
Reduced Rate Daily Chautauqua Passvalid Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29, 2017) and Week 11 of the Chautauqua summer season (August 27-September 4, 2017); also valid from the time of purchase until 7 p.m. the following day
Partial Day Chautauqua Passvalid for three hours, but not for Hoover Auditorium shows; Auto Pass not included
Season Chautauqua Passvalid from Memorial Day weekend (May 26, 2017) through the end of Chautauqua summer season (Sept. 4, 2017)
Complimentary Passavailable for church services, Faith for Living Hour, movies, shopping/dining and laundry
Daily Auto Passvalid for parking your vehicle on the grounds, the South Gate Parking Lot or Danbury School Parking Lot

For more information about each pass and for specific costs, visit the Admission & Chautauqua Fee Schedule page.

Please note that Chautauqua Pass revenue covers only a fraction of the cost of presenting Lakeside’s quality Chautauqua program each summer. Lakeside's programming is possible only through the philanthropic support of its patrons, and we thank you for your continued support. To learn more about how to support Lakeside or to make a donation now, visit the Giving page.

Saturday Chautauqua Pass

A Saturday Chautauqua Pass for an adult is $26.50 if purchased on that day. If purchased any other day for Saturday, or if part of a multi-day purchase which includes Saturday, the price is the Daily Chautauqua Pass rate of $22.75 per adult. A Saturday Chautauqua Pass is valid from the time it is purchased until 7 p.m. the following day. Purchasing a Saturday Chautauqua Pass grants access to the evening show in Hoover Auditorium.

Teen Daily Chautauqua Passes are not subject to a Saturday Chautauqua Pass rate, and kids age 12 and under and guests age 90 and older are always free. In addition, Reduced Rate dates, including Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29, 2017) and Week 11 (August 27-Sept. 4, 2017), are not subject to a Saturday Chautauqua Pass rate.

Reduced Rate Chautauqua Passes

Lakeside offers a reduced rate Chautauqua Pass for Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29, 2017).

The reduced rate Chautauqua Pass underwrites the programming provided, including a concert by The Drowsy Lads, Lakeside Plant Sale and gardening demonstrations, Always ABBA concert, recreational activities, Family Discovery Program, Sunday worship services, The Grass Roots show and much more. Purchasing a Season Chautauqua Pass grants admission to the Lakeside grounds on Memorial Day weekend.

We also offer a reduced rate Chautauqua Pass during Week 11 (Aug. 27-Sept. 4, 2017) of the Chautauqua summer season. Limited entertainment is available at the Steele Memorial Bandstand, as well as educational lectures.

To view reduced rate Chautauqua Passes, visit the Admission & Chautauqua Fee Schedule.


How do I purchase a Chautauqua Pass?

For your convenience, you may purchase a Chautauqua Pass online, please allow a minimum of two weeks for processing. Online purchasing is available after April 1. You may also purchase a Chautauqua Pass at the gate upon entering the grounds or complete and return the 2017 Chautauqua Pass Order Form by mail.