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If you like something that holds you spellbound, entertains you and teaches you something at the same time - then you're going to love Chautauqua.

We take you on an astonishing journey into the past, where historic figures like appear on stage, and you question them - no holds barred!  You laugh with Mark Twain, get arrested with Rosa Parks, walk the Trail of Tears, and debate the Constitution with its makers.  It's interactive theater performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters.  And you, the audience, are always a part of the show. 

At Chautauqua you experience history not just read about it. It's personal - you see history as the results of actions of people just like you. It's enlightening - you learn without realizing you are doing so.  It’s entertaining - you laugh - you cry - you just flat out have a good time. And to top it off - the shows are FREE!

During the 2013- 14 season we produced 60 free events for an audience of 12,690.

We will soon announce our 2015 Season and Characters, so keep these dates in mind:

/ LogoChtqSqure2015 Winter Chautauqua: Fri Jan 30 at 7:30p,
Sat Jan 31 at 2pm & Sun Feb 1 at 2pm

Discussion Series: January - May, 2015

History Alive Festival: June 12 - 21, 2015  A ten-day - two-weekend festival of FREE shows and other events performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters.  Outdoor shows: evenings in Greenville, Travelers Rest and Asheville. Indoor shows: daytime Greenville and evening Spartanburg. Morning coffee/discussions with the performers.

Tours & Groups

2014 Chautauqua Magazine - Rising to the Occasion     

2013 Chautauqua Magazine - American Legends