Waxahachie Chautauqua Auditorium
Getzendaner Memorial Park
400 S. Grand Ave.
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
Waxahachie Community Theatre
Annual Crossroads of TX Film & Music Festival
Old-Fashioned Singing Project
RENTAL: For information about renting the Chautauqua Auditorium:
To rent, contact John Smith at Waxahachie Parks Dept. 469-309-4271 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Auditorium can be rented for shows, movies, concerts, recitals, theater, concerts, church services, plays, and other performance events.)