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Address: Getzendaner Park, Waxahachie, TX
Phone Number: 972-937-7330
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Historic Theater

Beautiful historic theater. It has wooden benches and no air-conditioning, so dress for comfort. Many local groups hold meetings and performances, including Waxahachie Community... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Midlothian, Texas
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Midlothian, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beautiful historic theater. It has wooden benches and no air-conditioning, so dress for comfort. Many local groups hold meetings and performances, including Waxahachie Community Theater productions. Beautiful location for weddings.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Chautauqua Auditorium is a wonderful place full of history. Sort of an octagon shaped building with roll up sides to let a breeze in. I have been to many events here several of which I have been involved in. Old time singing, rock n roll singing, local theater plays, weddings, worship services. I love this building...it can be rented out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The traveling Chautauqua movement was an early-to-mid 20th century means of enabling public community exchange of information, debates about issues, & providing entertainment before the widespread availability of radio & television, especially in rural areas of America. In the age of the Internet, this type of touring communication seems quaint & obsolete. Waxahachie is home to one of the largest... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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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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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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Texas
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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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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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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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Waxahachie
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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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