Whether you are a first-time guest or year-round Lakesider, our Resources page will provide helpful information for your visit. We also invite you to review our FAQ’s and updated Rules & Regulations.


To enrich the quality of life for all people, to foster traditional Christian values and nurture relationships through opportunities for renewal and growth...spiritually, intellectually, culturally and physically...while preserving Lakeside's heritage.


A Chautauqua community dedicated to Christian values and cultural excellence, nurturing mind, body and spirit.

Chautauqua Pass Admission

A Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass entitles our guests to free participation in a wide range of programs, including spiritual services, educational lectures, summer 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. We offer a Daily Chautauqua Pass, valid from the time of purchase until 7 p.m. the following day; Weekly Chautauqua Pass, valid for seven days; Partial Day Chautauqua Pass, a three-hour pass (not valid at Hoover Auditorium shows; Auto Pass not included); and Season Chautauqua Pass, valid Memorial Day weekend and the Chautauqua summer season.

There are Youth Chautauqua Passes available for ages 13-24 and Adult Chautauqua Passes. Kids age 12 and under and guests 90 and older are always free. For more information about passes, visit the Admission & Chautauqua Pass Schedule page.

Complimentary Passes

Complimentary passes are also available for church services, Faith for Living Hour, movies, shopping/dining and laundry. Visit the Admission & Chautauqua Pass Schedule page for details.

Purchasing 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 download a Chautauqua Pass Order Form from the Admission & Chautauqua Pass Schedule page.

Reduced Rate Chautauqua Passes

Lakeside Chautauqua offers a reduced rate Chautauqua Pass for Memorial Day weekend. The reduced rate Chautauqua Pass underwrites the programming provided, including special events, worship services, educational opportunities, concerts, recreational activitiesand much more. Purchasing a Season Chautauqua Pass grants admission to the Lakeside grounds on that weekend.

We also offer a reduced rate Chautauqua Pass during Week 11 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 Pass Schedule.

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