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Chautauqua Auditorium

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Address: Getzendaner Park, 400 S Grand Ave, Waxahachie, TX 75165
Phone Number: +1 972-937-7330
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One of the few remaining Chautauqua left

Definitely worth visiting o the last Saturday in September every year for the Chautauqua gathering. It's a shame the surrounding park is so run down. Get it together, Waxahachie... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 24, 2016
Konrad V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth visiting o the last Saturday in September every year for the Chautauqua gathering. It's a shame the surrounding park is so run down. Get it together, Waxahachie. Why else would anyone want to visit you?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We are talking about the most beautiful park I've been too, Getzendaner Park, Waxahachie Tx. Large 200+ year old oaks shading the most of a few play grounds for the young in heart, large grassy areas for the energetic, and a large oval asphalt drive for the wheeled vehicles, A sidewalk trail with exercise stops along the way,(chin up bar,... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I have attended many events at the Chautauqua. From High School Band Concerts and Coronations to public speaking events and plays. You feel like you are being transported back to a simpler time. Even though there is no air conditioning in the building, the ventilation is amazing. Be prepared to enjoy the architecture!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

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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arlington, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Midlothian, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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