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Chautauqua Auditorium

Waxahachie Chautauqua Auditorium
Getzendaner Memorial Park
400 S. Grand Ave.
Waxahachie TX

HISTORY: The Waxahachie Chautauqua Auditorium, an unusual octagonal open-air auditorium, was built in 1902 to accommodate the throngs of people attending the annual Chautauqua Assemblies which were held 1900-1930. In the early 1970s, the decaying and almost demolished auditorium was saved and restored to its original glory in 1975.

It was awarded a Texas Historical Marker and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today it remains a monument to the Chautauqua history of Waxahachie. It is the only known original Chautauqua building surviving in Texas.

TODAY: The Waxahachie Chautauqua Auditorium sits in the 23-acre beautiful historical Getzendaner Memorial Park. It is the perfect venue for many events year round, including:

Annual Chautauqua Assembly
https://www.waxahachiechautauqua.org/

Waxahachie Community Theatre
https://www.waxahachiecommunitytheatre.com/

Annual Crossroads of TX Film & Music Festival
https://www.crossroadsoftxff.com/

Old-Fashioned Singing Project
https://www.waxaofs.com/

RENTAL: For information about renting the Chautauqua Auditorium:
https://www.waxahachiechautauqua.org/rent-auditorium

To rent, contact John Smith at Waxahachie Parks Dept. 469-309-4271 or jsmith@waxahachie.com

(Auditorium can be rented for shows, movies, concerts, recitals, theater, concerts, church services, plays, and other performance events.)

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