Greenville Chautauqua has performed educational interactive historical theater continuously since 1999. It was chartered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2003.

In 2020-2021 in spite of Covid restrictions we safely produced 57 live events with an audience of 6,613 and 29 virtual events with a registered attendance of 7,265.  All events were also available online for two weeks after each performance.

Our major event of the year is the History Comes Alive Festival. In 2021 nationally acclaimed historical interpreters performed for 28 shows in Greater Greenville, Mauldin SC and Brevard NC. Ten straight days, two full weekends of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. Shows morning, noon and night. AND ALL EVENTS WERE ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Chautauqua is the only institution where you can be educated and entertained at the same time and not know the difference.” – attributed to Mark Twain

We invite you, the artistic, the intellectually curious, the adventure seekers, the historians, and all our friends in the community to step back in time and experience history coming to life.