What is your favorite summer memory? Chances are good that a trip to Big Top Chautauqua was one of the highlights of your summer. Nowhere else can you find the unique mix of performances, enhanced by the warm acoustics of the canvas tent, combined with the beauty of a pristine...Read More
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Big Top Fans:
Watch for our first show announcements toward the end of November.
Be sure you’re on our email list to receive notifications as shows are confirmed.Read More
Nestled at the base of Mt. Ashwabay Ski Hill, 3 miles south of Bayfield, Wisconsin, Big Top overlooks Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Our summer schedule includes performances by renowned national, regional and touring musicians and runs from mid June to early September. On balmy summer nights the tent sidewalls can be lifted and people may sit outside and even up on the hillside. The sound is superb and on clear nights you can see the Milky Way and sometimes even the Northern Lights!
The shuttles operates evening and matinee performances including Big TAP ChautauquaFest. Call for more information 715-373-5552. NOTE: Construction on HWY 13 between Washburn and Ashland may delay traffic from now through July.Read More
Love Big Top? Consider becoming a volunteer. Ushers, Car Parkers, Cart Drivers, Artist Transport, EMT’s and Office Support needed. Please fill out the volunteer application below. You will be able to request to volunteer for specific dates and shows as they are put on sale to the public.
As a small tent doing some pretty big and exciting things, it is your support that influences our ongoing capacity to present new original performances from the Blue Canvas Orchestra, world-renowned touring artists and educational family programming. Consider a gift to support the future of our remarkable tent theater.Read More