High Plains Chautauqua is free and open to the public.
High Plains Chautauqua brings 12 notable individuals from history to the stage in Greeley August 1 through 5. Chautauqua offers a unique blend of theater, history, and the humanities under a big tent where audiences meet and engage in conversation with personalities from the past.
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entrance into the First World War, the 2017 festival theme is Echoes of World War I. This epic event not only ushered in the age of modern warfare but also gave rise to a new economic, political and cultural world order. The program will examine both America’s participation in the war and its continuing impact on the lives of all Americans.
No matter how you say it, Chautauqua is fun!
You don’t have to know how to pronounce it—all you need to know is High Plains Chautauqua is great fun for anyone between 8 and 108! You’ll learn a lot about history, enjoy the excitement of live theater, and it’s all free!
- It’s a unique combination of live theater and American history.
- Folding chair seating provided under an open tent, or bring your own lawn chair or blanket!
- Food available for purchase.
- An extensive daytime program at various locations each day.
- Attendance at evening events discouraged for children under age 8.