The Chautauqua Experience in Summer
Founded in 1874, the Chautauqua Institution is a celebration of art, history and culture. Join us for classes, lectures and expert-led excursions on a summer learning adventure.
Rating (4.75)
Program No. 20581RJ
7 days
Starts at
Getting There
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At a Glance

Chautauqua is a unique institution due to the confluence of people and performers, viewpoints and cultures, art forms, theories and theologies. Summer programs focus on a mix of timeless and contemporary topics throughout the week, such as Art, Music, Literature, Nature, History, Politics, Law and Religions. Come and learn for yourself why the Chautauqua experience is so very special.
Activity Level
Walking up to one mile on uneven terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hear from notable experts during morning classes exclusively for our Road Scholar group.
  • Your tuition includes a Chautauqua gate ticket admitting you to Amphitheater lectures featuring world-class speakers plus numerous options each day for recitals, talks, nature walks and much more.
  • Each evening offers a dazzling array of entertainment events.

General Notes

A discounted option is available for participants age 90 or older. Please call for details. To book any additional nights, please contact reservations at the Athenaeum Hotel 800-821-1881 or 716-357-4444. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Marc Glassman
Marc Glassman has promoted independent film and documentaries from his Toronto home. Founder of the Images Festival and board member for Cinematheque Ontario, Marc is also editor-in-chief of POV, Canada’s premier independent film magazine, as well as major contributor to Playback, Take One and Montage, the magazine of Canada’s Director Guild. When not contributing to publications, Marc is also a bookstore owner, reviewer for CMX-FM 96.3 and promoting the Toronto film industry.
Marc Glassman
Beverly Wightman
Jane McCarthy
Kay Hutton
Durwood Swanson
Ori Z. Soltes
Molly Williamson
Judy Wolfe