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Address: Getzendaner Park, Waxahachie, TX
Phone Number: 972-937-7330
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Waxahachie Community Theatre

I was involved in multiple shows for many years. The performances were always held here. It's a beautiful space. The only downside is the lack of heat/air. Come prepared!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniela C
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was involved in multiple shows for many years. The performances were always held here. It's a beautiful space. The only downside is the lack of heat/air. Come prepared!

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Waxahachie, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a historic place in "Hachie", this is at the top of the must see places. Had the experience of watching my daughter in a play at this venue...made it all the more special.

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Thank Kirk P
arlington, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We just attended the Christmas presentation of Happy Hollandaise, a wonderful holiday play performed by local actors. The unique building was handicap accessible and quite comfortable for a mild Texas winter evening. Be aware that there is no heating/cooling and no indoor plumbing available. The building does provide some large windows that can be opened for cross ventilation and has... More 

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Thank Anonymous021
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

The Chatauqua is held the last Saturday of September every year. This year the theme was Space and Fred Haise, from the ill-fated Apollo 13 was the main speaker. It was fascinating to hear first-hand from a living hero of that mission. It was followed by many other presentations including drones, Mayan dancers, and raptors. I highly recommend this free... More 

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Thank Konrad V
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 via mobile

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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Thank David C
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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