Our beautiful Hall of Philosophy, also known as the Community Building, is used for summer programs and other events scheduled by the Chautauqua and other local organizations. In addition, the building is available for rent when otherwise not in use for programs. The Hall of Philosophy seats 100 people inside plus additional seating on the porch. We can provide tables and metal folding chairs (we have eleven 8' tables, twenty 3’ square tables, and 120 folding chairs). Renters also have access to a small kitchen with a large refrigerator, stove, a standalone freezer for ice, two restrooms, and the porch with ramp access. The second floor of the Hall of Philosophy is excluded.
The rental fee is $1,000 per day. In addition, there is a $250 security deposit returnable if the Hall has been returned to the original condition after the event as specified in the lease. Generally the Hall of Philosophy is not available during the weekdays in the summer but is available on many weekends. Please refer to the calendar below for available dates and times.
Please contact the PA Chautauqua Office at Pa-Chautauqua@comcast.net or 717.964.3270 for more information or to arrange to see the Hall of Philosophy.