Group Tours

Big Top Chautauqua is a “must see” for tours groups traveling in northern Wisconsin. Our 50+ summer season (mid-June thru early-September) consists of our own critically acclaimed Chautauqua Original Musicals and national and international touring acts like Willie Nelson, The Smothers Brothers, Roy Clark and Garrison Keillor. Summer shows generally run nightly Thursday-Sunday. You can not find a more uniquely satisfying experience than sharing a beautiful summer night enjoying truly world-class entertainment in this unique venue.

Teddy Roosevelt called the old chautauquas, “the most American thing in America” — he would have loved this place!

Group tours receive:
• 10% off all regular-priced Big Top shows*
• Meet & Greet by tour host upon arrival
• Two complimentary tickets for driver and escort
• Show host acknowledges tour on stage that night
*Headline events are specially priced. No group discounts apply but driver and escort get free admittance to show.

While at our destination, we offer: 
• Food service and full bar on grounds
• Big Top Gift Shop
• Restrooms
• Comfortable seating with handicap access
• Convenient parking
• Wonderful atmosphere & excellent acoustics
• Beautiful setting near Lake Superior

For more information on group tours please call 888-244-8368 or 715-373-5552.

Other things to do while in the area.
The Chequamegon Bay Area offers a wide variety of activities for your group including ferry rides to Madeline Island, antique and gift shops, casinos, fishing, sailing, Apostle Island cruises on Lake Superior, fruit orchards and just plain relaxing. The opportunities are endless. To find out more about area activities, events, lodging and dining, contact the Bayfield County Tourism & Recreation Association at 800-472-6338 or visit