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Admission & Parking Fees

Lakeside Chautauqua requires guests and residents (between the ages of 5-89) to purchase a Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass to enter the grounds between May 26-Sept. 4, 2023. There are a variety of Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes to choose from depending on the length of your visit. Guests ages 4 & under and over the age of 90 enjoy free admission.

Purchasing a Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass includes admittance to the grounds, as well as access to entertainment in Hoover Auditorium, the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus Pool and a variety of religious, educational, cultural arts and recreational opportunities. Learn more about the value of your Chautauqua Pass.

PARKING

An Auto Pass is required from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. To help with congestion and continue our high safety standards, Lakeside offers three different parking options and fees: inside the gates, at the South Gate Parking Lot and Danbury School Parking Lot. See 2023 rates below. For more information about parking and shuttles, visit the Parking & Shuttles page.

Upon receiving your Auto Pass, please place it in the lower left corner of your windshield. The Safety Services Department will check Auto Passes in vehicle windshields as part of their daily routine.

Purchasing Chautauqua Passes & Auto Passes

Purchase Season Passes online beginning March 4. Purchase Daily and Weekly Passes online beginning April 1.

 
Entering the gates & select facilities

Please present your Chautauqua Pass to be scanned by the gate attendant when entering and exiting the gates of Lakeside. Passes are required for entry to Hoover Auditorium and the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus Pool. Guests can present Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes from their mobile devices or a printed pass.

 
Barcode scanning
Lakeside has invested in upgraded technology for the 2023 Chautauqua season. All passes will contain a barcode and will be scanned when entering and exiting the gates. Passes are required for entry to Hoover Auditorium and the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus Pool. All Complimentary Passes will now be generated out of the ticketing system. These passes must be scanned when entering and exiting the gates.
PLEASE NOTE
  • *A Preservation Fee will be added at the time of purchase to all Adult Daily and Weekly Chautauqua Passes. This fee does not apply to Season Chautauqua Passes or Youth and Child Passes. Purchase pass online: add $2 per adult per day. Purchase at the gate: add $3 per adult per day. This fee is allocated to the preservation and maintenance of Lakeside’s parks, grounds and historic buildings. For more information, read the FAQs on our 150 & Onward page.
  • Auto Passes: All parking is based on availability. No motorcycles or trailers are permitted within the Lakeside gates. 
  • Season Passes: Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount on Season Chautauqua Passes and Season Auto Passes by purchasing online or in-person by May 31.
COMPLIMENTARY PASSES

Short-term Complimentary Passes are available at the gates for a variety of events and services in Lakeside, such as Sunday Worship Services, Faith for Living Hour, Tuesday Vespers, Thursday Catholic Mass, Laundromat services, and Shopping and Dining. Please note: Complimentary Passes do not include access to Hoover Auditorium shows or the Grindley Aquatic Wellness Campus Pool or Wellness Center. Other conditions and Auto Pass may apply.  

Church Pass: This pass is available from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday; valid until 1 p.m. The Church Pass includes admittance for guests and auto. This pass must be presented to the gate attendant upon departure. If the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee.

Faith for Living Hour Pass: This pass is available from 8:30-9 a.m. Monday-Thursday; valid until 1 p.m. The Faith for Living Hour Pass includes admittance for guests and auto. This pass must be presented to the gate attendant upon departure. If the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee.

Tuesday Vespers Pass: This pass is available from 7-7:30 p.m. Thursday; valid until 9 p.m. The Tuesday Vespers Pass includes admittance for guests and auto. This pass must be presented to the gate attendant upon departure. If the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee.

Thursday Catholic Mass Pass: This pass is available from 6-6:30 p.m. Thursday; valid until 8 p.m. The Thursday Catholic Mass Pass includes admittance for guests and auto. This pass must be presented to the gate attendant upon departure. If the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee.

Laundromat Pass: This pass is available from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. The Laundromat Pass includes admittance for guests and auto and will be collected upon departure.

Shopping/Dining Pass: This pass is valid for 90 minutes and must be validated by the manager of the business establishment. If this is not completed, or if the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee upon departure.