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Premium Packs are a great way to support the theater, guarantee your seats and save! Single tickets and packs will be on sale April 10, 2017 - Pricing TBD.

Premium Pack, (includes 7 performances): Three Bratton Theater Main Stage productions, two New Play Workshops and tickets for the Chau-talk-One and Bratton Later Night. Limited offer: only 150 Premium Packs will be available!

Five-Pack: Three Bratton Theater Main Stage productions, two New Play Workshops

Three-Pack: Any two Bratton Theater Main Stage productions and your choice of one New Play Workshop.

by Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is a roller-coaster, side-splittingly funny look at theatre – both onstage and off – as a hapless troupe of actors attempt to mount a dreadful, ill-fated farce of a play. From the disastrous dress rehearsal as the cast fumbles entrances, exits and bothersome props, to the final performance of missed cues and forgotten lines, Noises Off will have you roaring with laughter as the cast’s collective sanity slowly unravels. New York Times critic Frank Rich called it, “the funniest play written in my lifetime.”
Week Two
  July 1 Saturday 4 p.m.
  July 2 Sunday 2:15 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  July 5 Wednesday 4 p.m.
  July 6 Thursday 2:15 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  July 7 Friday 4 p.m.
Week Three
  July 8 Saturday 2:15 p.m.
  July 9 Sunday 2:15 p.m. & 8 p.m
  July 11 Tuesday 7 p.m.
  July 12 Wednesday 2:15 p.m. & 8 p.m
  July 13 Thursday 2:15 p.m. & 8 p.m
  July 14 Friday 4 p.m.
Week Four
  July 15 Saturday 2:15 p.m.
  July 16 Sunday 2:15 p.m.

by Dominique Morisseau

Written by Dominique Morisseau, who was the 2014 recipient of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History and a 2016 Obie Award Winner for Skeleton Crew,CTC is thrilled to present Detroit ’67. The play is set on the eve of the explosive riots that ravaged Detroit in July, 1967. As the music and politics of the Motown era sizzle in the background, this moving, sharp-eyed drama explores the resilience of one family’s - and one American city’s - survival. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, this is: “A poetic play of fire-fueled dreams and frustrated love that is set against a backdrop of historic social unrest in Motown.”
Week 5
  Sunday July 23 2:15 p.m. & 8 p.m
  Tuesday July 25 7 p.m.
  Wednesday July 26 2:15 p.m. & 8 p.m
  Thursday July 27 8 p.m.
  Friday July 28 2:15 p.m.
Week 6
  Saturday July 29 2:15 p.m.
  Sunday July 30 2:15 p.m. & 8 p.m

by William Shakespeare

In this, Shakespeare’s most famous love story, perhaps the most famous ever written, Love is romantic, overpowering, passionate, violent, and ultimately redemptive. The hot summer days of Verona create a pressure cooker in this timeless tale of young lovers caught between feuding families and swept away by the powerful nature of Love.
Week 7
  Saturday August 12 6 p.m.
  Sunday August 13 2:15 p.m. & 8 p.m
  Tuesday August 15 7 p.m.
  Wednesday August 16 2:15 p.m. & 8 p.m
  Thursday August 17 7 p.m.
  Friday August 18 4 p.m.

Community Programming

$30 Under 30 - Guests under 30 may present valid ID to receive $5 off any single ticket to a CTC mainstage production.

Limit one ticket per person per performance. This discount is not transferable and not valid on previously purchased tickets. This discount excludes NPW performances. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers. Tickets subject to availability.

Student Rush Policy

A limited number of $10 student rush tickets may be sold 5 minutes prior to the performance. We recommend arriving (1) hour before the performance in order to register for student rush. A current student ID must be presented in order for an individual to be added to a specific rush list.

This list will be admitted into the production if everyone on the wait-list has been admitted. Seating locations will be at the theater’s discretion and may not be offered at all performances. Tickets are subject to availability and limited to 1 per person with a valid student ID


Bratton Theater Seating Chart

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Hearing Devices

Bratton Theater and the Chautauqua Theater Company has recently installed a new hearing device system. The new Listen Technologies Intelligent Receivers have a range of up to 1,500 ft (457 m) and can be used all throughout the theater. Also, with the new receivers are the Intelligent Lanyard which uses an advanced driver that improves listening for individuals with hearing aids and cochlear implants. It offers a lightweight, easy-to-wear solution.

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One Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722
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