A Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass entitles you to free participation in a wide range of programs, including shows in Hoover Auditorium, spiritual services, educational lectures, cultural arts events and specific recreational activities. Kids age 12 & under and guests age 90 & older are always free.


Daily Chautauqua Pass

June 16-Aug. 25, 2018

*Please note: this pass is valid from the time it's purchased until 7 p.m. the following day. Purchasing this pass grants access to all evening shows in Hoover Auditorium and the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus. Auto Pass not included.

Adult: $23.50
Youth (ages 13-24): $15.50


Saturday Chautauqua Pass

June 16-Aug. 25, 2018

*Please note: this pass for an adult is $28 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 $23.50 per adult. This pass is valid from the time it's purchased until 7 p.m. the following day. Youth Daily Chautauqua Passes are not subject to a Saturday Chautauqua Pass rate, and kids age 12 & under and guests 90 & older are always free. In addition, Reduced Rate dates, including Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28, 2018) and Week 11 (Aug. 26-Sept. 3, 2018), are not subject to a Saturday Chautauqua Pass rate. Purchasing this pass grants access to all evening shows in Hoover Auditorium and the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus. Auto Pass not included.

Adult: $28


Reduced Rate Daily Chautauqua Pass

Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-28, 2018) & Week 11 (Aug. 26-Sept. 3, 2018)

*Please note: this pass is valid from the time it's purchased until 7 p.m. the following day. Purchasing this pass grants access to all evening shows in Hoover Auditorium and the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus. Auto Pass not included. 

Adult:15.25
Youth (ages 13-24): 9.50


Weekly Chautauqua Pass

June 16-Aug. 25, 2018

*Please note: this pass expires at 7 p.m. on the last day.

Adult: $164.50
Youth (ages 13-24): $108.50


Partial Day Chautauqua Pass

Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-28, 2018) & June 16-Sept. 3, 2018

*Please note: this pass is not valid at Hoover Auditorium shows or the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus; Auto Pass not included).

3-Hours: $7.75


Season Chautauqua Pass

*Please note: this pass grants access to all evening shows in Hoover Auditorium and the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus. Auto Pass not included. Coupon Books may be purchased by Season Chautauqua Pass holders only. Each coupon may be exchanged for one Daily Chautauqua Pass (regular or reduced rate). Seven coupons may be exchanged for a Weekly Chautauqua Pass. Limit of 3 coupon books per Season Chautauqua Pass holder. Other conditions may apply.

Adult (by May 31): $730
Adult (on/after June 1): $765
Youth (ages 13-24): $420
Adult Coupon Book (10 coupons): $180
Youth Coupon Book (10 coupons): $125


Daily Auto Pass

*Please note: a Daily Auto Pass is required Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28, 2018) and during the summer programming season (June 16-Sept. 3, 2018). All parking is based on availability. No motorcycles or trailers are permitted within the Lakeside Chautauqua gates. Golf cars are only licensed by the season and must pass a Lakeside Chautauqua Safety Services inspection.

Daily Auto - Inside Gates: $12
Daily Auto - South Gate Parking Lot: $6
Daily Auto - Danbury School Parking Lot: $1.50
Season Auto (by May 31): $180
Season Auto (on/after June 1):
$200
Season Golf Cart: $175


Complimentary Passes

Church Pass: This pass is available from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday; valid until 3 p.m. The Church Pass includes admittance for guests and auto and will be collected upon departure. Ask a Gate Ambassador for details. *Please note: this pass does not allow access to Hoover Auditorium shows or the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus.

Faith for Living Hour Pass: This pass is available from 8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday; valid until 1:30 p.m. The Faith for Living Hour Pass includes admittance for guests and auto and will be collected upon departure. Ask a Gate Ambassador for details. *Please note: this pass does not allow access to Hoover Auditorium shows or the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus.

Laundromat Pass: This pass is available from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. The Laundromat Pass includes admittance for guests and auto and will be collected upon departure. Upon receiving your pass, a Gate Ambassador will make note of the time allotted for laundry, as well as the number of guests entering on the pass. The Lakeside Laundromat will verify the the time allotted and the number of guests and mark the pass. If this is not completed, or if the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee upon departure. Ask a Gate Ambassador for details. *Please note: this pass does not allow access to Hoover Auditorium shows or the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus. 

Orchestra Hall Movie Pass: This pass is available from a half-hour prior to the movie start time and is valid until a half-hour after the movie ends. The Orchestra Hall Movie Pass includes admittance for guests and auto, and will be collected upon departure. When receiving your Movie Pass, a Gate Ambassador will make note of the number of guests entering on the pass. The movie theater attendant will verify the number of guests and mark the pass. If this is not completed, or if the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee upon departure. Ask a Gate Ambassador for details. *Please note: this pass does not allow access to Hoover Auditorium shows or the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus.

Shopping/Dining Pass: This pass is valid for 90 minutes and must be signed by the manager of the business establishment. If this is not completed, or if the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee upon departure. Ask a Gate Ambassador for details. *Please note: this pass does not allow access to Hoover Auditorium shows or the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus. An Auto Pass is not included.


How do I purchase a Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass?

For your convenience, you may purchase a Chautauqua Pass and Auto 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 and Auto Pass at the gate upon entering the grounds or complete and return the 2018 Chautauqua Pass & Auto Pass Order Form by mail.