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 and the summer programming season. Kids age 12 & under and guests 90 & older are always free!


What is a Chautauqua Pass & Auto Pass?

A Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass is required to enter Lakeside Chautauqua during Memorial Day weekend and our gated summer programming season from mid-June to Labor Day.

There are a variety of Chautauqua Passes (Daily, Friday, Saturday, Season, Partial Day) and Auto Passes (Inside the Gates, South Gate Parking Lot, Danbury School Parking Lot) to choose from, depending on how long you're visiting Lakeside. Kids age 12 & under and guests age 90 & older are always free.

Purchasing a Daily Chautauqua Pass (full day) and Daily Auto Pass includes admittance to the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds, as well admission to nightly concerts and shows in Hoover Auditorium, access to the Pool and Wellness Center, and these additional benefits.

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How do I purchase Chautauqua Passes & Auto Passes?

Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online below, upon entering the gates of Lakeside or by completing and returning the 2019 Chautauqua Pass & Auto Pass Order Form by mail.

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Additional Information

A Friday or Saturday Chautauqua Pass for an adult is premium cost if purchased on that day. If purchased any other day for Friday or Saturday, or if part of a multi-day purchase which includes Friday or Saturday, the price is the Daily Chautauqua Pass rate. Youth Daily Chautauqua Passes are not subject to the premium Friday or Saturday Chautauqua Pass rate, and kids age 12 & under and guests 90 & older are always free.

Keep your Chautauqua Pass close by, as you must present it upon entering and exiting Hoover Auditorium and the Lakeside Chautauqua gates (as well as your Auto Pass).

If you're staying at the Fountain Inn, Hotel Lakeside or a weekly cottage rental during our gated summer season, Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes are not included in the cost of your hotel room or cottage rental fee.

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, visit the Giving page.