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Chautauqua Auditorium

Address: Getzendaner Park, Waxahachie, TX
Phone Number: 972-937-7330
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Ranked #5 of 10 things to do in Waxahachie
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts

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Waxahachie, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

For the age the place looks great and the beauty has been restored to a time that has long passed. My sister had her wedding here and it was absolutely beautiful. Plenty of space to move around and entertain in. Plus having the park right outside gives you so many options for different events. Dont forget to read up on... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is a historic venue , so it may never be air conditioned or tout plush seating , but it is the only surviving chitaqua I believe . It is worth seeing even if simply for historic reasons . It was built in the 1800's and though it has seen several renovations it reamains true to it's origins . See... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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182 reviews 182 reviews
12 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

If you come to Waxahachie, do find your way to Getzendaner Park and take a walk around the Chautauqua Auditorium. Great history of the house, along with history of the Chautauqua Association.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very few left in the U.S. Interesting history and lookback to bygone times. Original building shaped as an octagon. A Chautauqua event is held one weekend every October, and many other events are held throughout the year.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

One of the few still left in the nation. It is magnificent. Still in perfect condition and has been preserved through out the years.

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Waxahachie, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Went to see Bing Crosby's White Christmas with our family this year. It was really fun and the kids really loved the building. We brought hot coco, cookies, and blankets. It was a beautiful family memory we will never forget <3

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This beautiful auditorium was built in 1901 for the annual Chautauqua assembly. It is octagonal in shape, and seats 2500 people. It is a beautiful facility built entirely of wood.

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Ennis, TX
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is a really cool, old outdoor theatre. Attending brings back a feeling of older times. There are some really cool outdoor concerts there, and in cold weather they close the side and it can be used then too. It's a little hard to find, so leave early and plan on getting lost. But definitely worth the trip.

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Near Dallas Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

The auditorium is beautiful and charming. The setting in Getzendaner Park is lovely, too. The shows here tend to be a little on the "Back in Time" side, and they make me feel transported to a simpler, less hectic era. The sideboards come down to allow for cross-ventilation, and a cool breeze on a late summer night can sure feel... More 

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