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Directions to Chautauqua Institution 

The Chautauqua Institution is located in the southwestern corner of New York state.

From the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90), take exit 60, turn left onto NY-394/North Portage Street. Continue to follow NY-394. From the Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86/Route 17) – if eastbound, take Exit 7 (Panama/Chautauqua Institution), turn left onto CR-33, then right onto West Lake Rd./NY-394.

Directions to Bratton Theater

From the Main Gate go down the red brick walkway (down Miller).  Once at Bestor Plaza take a left on Pratt.  Then go a few blocks and Bratton Theater will be on the left. 

Travel and Transportation

Chautauqua is served by the Chautauqua County Airport at Jamestown, NY (15 miles south of the Institution) via USAirways Express commuter from Pittsburgh, PA.

Other nearby airports are the Buffalo (NY) Niagara International Airport (70 miles northeast of Chautauqua) and the Erie (PA) International Airport (40 miles southwest of Chautauqua).

Privately owned transportation services for travel to and from the Chautauqua County Airport are available.

Pre-Show Dining

Heirloom Restaurant

Heirloom is a full-service restaurant that is available to hotel guests, Chautauqua visitors and guests coming from off the grounds for a great dining experience. Heirloom is open 7 days a week and is available and open to the public from June 27 through August 30.

Located on grounds.
For more information please visit their website.

Webb's Captain's Table Restaurant

Webb's is a local lakefront eatery serving American dishes in woody, inviting surrounds with views & an upstairs deck.

Located at 115 West Lake Road, Mayville, NY.
For more information please visit their website.

La Familia

A fine dining restaurant focusing on fresh seafood and farm fresh produce.

Located on grounds, inside St. Elmo's.
For more information please visit their website. 


We exist to create the meal your family builds memories around.

Located at 4837 W Lake Rd, Mayville, NY 14757. 
For more information please visit their website.

P.O. Box 28
One Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722
Institution website

Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit organization, dependent upon your gifts to fulfill its mission. Gate tickets and other revenue cover only a portion of the cost of your Chautauqua experience. A community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Visit our website for more information.