Community Outreach. Laughter & Inspiration Where It’s Needed Most

The New Old Time Chautauqua stages community outreach shows for audiences without access to quality live performance, and where joy, laughter and inspiration are needed most.

The group has staged these world-class performances in high security prisons, juvenile detention centers, nursing homes, hospitals, daycares, schools, and on native reservations. These smaller-scale performances are thoughtfully customized for the intended audience, include select, high caliber acts from our main stage show, and are accompanied by the irresistible music of our live band.

Where appropriate, Chautauqua couples these shows with a selection of educational workshops in the arts, giving audience members a chance to jump in, and experience exciting arts activities hands-on, from juggling, ukulele, mask making, and magic, to song sharing, soft shoe dance, and hula hoop.