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Chautauqua Auditorium

Getzendaner Park, Waxahachie, TX
972-937-7330
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Waxahachie
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Sep 9, 2013
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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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19 attraction reviews
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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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Ennis, TX
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10 attraction reviews
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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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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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