Morning Movement and Meditation

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada
By Donation

Film #2 TBA: Hot Docs Summer Screening Series (live)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

This year Muskoka Chautauqua has partnered with the Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival to bring their Summer Screening Series to Muskoka. Tickets on sale July 1, 2021. Purchase tickets here. The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest documentary festival in North America. The event takes place annually in Toronto. This year Muskoka Chautauqua […]

Morning Movement and Meditation

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada
By Donation

Morning Movement and Meditation

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada
By Donation

2021 Muskoka Authors Panel (live)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

Tickets on sale July 1, 2021. Purchase tickets here.

Morning Movement and Meditation

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada
By Donation

Morning Movement and Meditation

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada
By Donation

Morning Movement and Meditation

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada
By Donation

Festival Welcome and Opening

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

Join us to kick-off our 2022 summer festival, including welcome, introductions and program highlights from our festival programmers.4:00 - Welcome by Glad Bryce, Chair of Muskoka Chautauqua4:05 - Land Acknowledgment4:10 - Sponsor Recognition - Gayle Dempsey, Co-founder4:15 - Welcome and highlights of the music program - Gary Froude, Co-founder4:20 - Highlights of the art program […]

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Gallery Exhibition Opening

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in The Woods 1024 Golf Avenue Road, Windermere, ON, Canada

Opening reception for this season's exhibition in the Gallery in the Woods.Featuring new pieces by:Sean William DawsonGayle DempseyRob ElliottAudrey MahGreg HindleSusan HindleChristine HumeMelanie Siegel

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Big Smoke Brass Band Waterfront Concert

Windermere Wharf 2510 Windermere Road, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

A heavy-hitting brass band playing Top 40 hits to the classics. From the streets of Toronto to a waterfront concert at the Windermere Wharf.Born on the streets of Toronto in 2017, Big Smoke Brass is a leading voice in the Canadian brass scene. Dedicated to fostering community and connecting people through their high-energy music, the […]

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Windermere History Walking Tour (Saturday)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in The Woods 1024 Golf Avenue Road, Windermere, ON, Canada

Uncover the unique charm of Windermere Village through this walking tour created in partnership with the Windermere Women’s Institute.Did you know Muskoka Chautauqua started in Windermere more than 100 years ago?Rediscover this charming historic village with us through a walking tour created in partnership with the Windermere History project, the Windermere Women’s Institute, Architectural Conservancy […]

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Plein Air Painting Workshop with Greg & Susan Hindle (Saturday PM)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in The Woods 1024 Golf Avenue Road, Windermere, ON, Canada

Enjoy painting en plein air using acrylics to capture the beauty of Lake Rosseau and the Muskoka landscape.Ages 12 and upGreg and Susan Hindle are excited to welcome both novice and experienced artists to join them in creating their own interpretation of what they see. Beginners will be led through easy steps to create their […]

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‘Whose Property Is It Anyways?’ Lecture with CBC’s Craig Desson

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

‘Whose Property Is It Anyways ?: A Story of Property Ownership and Colonization in Montreal's Mile End’ - with CBC Journalist Craig DessonWith generous support from CBC MontrealWhen Craig Desson bought his condo in Montreal, he was finally achieving a big life goal of home ownership. But there was a question echoing in his mind. […]

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Blues Night with Po Cholly & Friends

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

Join Po Cholly and Friends in an unforgettable celebration of blues music with a lineup of award-winning musicians and veteran performers.Your performer/host, Charlie has been an itinerant bluesman for 50 years, traveling the globe, hosting concerts and conducting workshops. He is well-known for his blues harp styles, slide guitar and traditional blues. He has played […]

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Morning Meditation and Yoga with Annette (Sunday)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in The Woods 1024 Golf Avenue Road, Windermere, ON, Canada

This practice will open your mind and heart to fully engage in Chautauqua's curiosity and creativity by aligning the body, mind, and spirit.This morning practice will focus on breath through the practice of Pranayama and conscious movement of Asana (posture) of Yoga. Pranayama is the practice of controlling or conditioning the breath and is a […]

Free

Windermere History Walking Tour (Sunday)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in The Woods 1024 Golf Avenue Road, Windermere, ON, Canada

Uncover the unique charm of Windermere Village through this walking tour created in partnership with the Windermere Women’s Institute.Did you know Muskoka Chautauqua started in Windermere more than 100 years ago?Rediscover this charming historic village with us through a walking tour created in partnership with the Windermere History project, the Windermere Women’s Institute, Architectural Conservancy […]

Free

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Greg & Susan Hindle (Sunday AM)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in The Woods 1024 Golf Avenue Road, Windermere, ON, Canada

Enjoy painting en plein air using acrylics to capture the beauty of Lake Rosseau and the Muskoka landscape.Ages 12 and upGreg and Susan Hindle are excited to welcome both novice and experienced artists to join them in creating their own interpretation of what they see. Beginners will be led through easy steps to create their […]

Free

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Greg & Susan Hindle (Sunday PM)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in The Woods 1024 Golf Avenue Road, Windermere, ON, Canada

Enjoy painting en plein air using acrylics to capture the beauty of Lake Rosseau and the Muskoka landscape.Ages 12 and upGreg and Susan Hindle are excited to welcome both novice and experienced artists to join them in creating their own interpretation of what they see. Beginners will be led through easy steps to create their […]

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‘Putting Muskoka on the Map’ Lecture with Patrick Boyer

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

'Putting Muskoka on the Map: From Indigenous Wayfinding to Satellite Imaging' from Patrick Boyer's Modern History of MuskokaBetween Samuel Champlain’s first map in 1615 and today’s satellite images of Muskoka from outer space lies a centuries-long drama which proves that putting Muskoka on a map was neither easy nor simple. In this second book in […]

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Bet Smith Acoustic Performance

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

Join alternative roots singer-songwriter Bet Smith for an acoustic performance in our outdoor theatre in the woods overlooking Lake RosseauBet Smith is a Canadian alternative roots singer-songwriter who weaves environmental and socio-political philosophy into rich, reflective compositions. With a voice that is gentle and familiar, Smith offers elegant melodies locked to lyrics that are paced […]

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‘Scrap’ Documentary Film Screening

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

'Scrap' documentary film screening presented in partnership with the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary FestivalThe Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest documentary festival in North America. Again this year Muskoka Chautauqua is thrilled to partner with Hot Docs to bring their Summer Screening Series to our outdoor Theatre in the Woods, under […]

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Morning Meditation and Yoga with Annette (Monday)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in The Woods 1024 Golf Avenue Road, Windermere, ON, Canada

This practice will open your mind and heart to fully engage in Chautauqua's curiosity and creativity by aligning the body, mind, and spirit.This morning practice will focus on breath through the practice of Pranayama and conscious movement of Asana (posture) of Yoga. Pranayama is the practice of controlling or conditioning the breath and is a […]

Free

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Greg & Susan Hindle (Monday AM)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in The Woods 1024 Golf Avenue Road, Windermere, ON, Canada

Enjoy painting en plein air using acrylics to capture the beauty of Lake Rosseau and the Muskoka landscape.Ages 12 and upGreg and Susan Hindle are excited to welcome both novice and experienced artists to join them in creating their own interpretation of what they see. Beginners will be led through easy steps to create their […]

Free

‘Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision’ with William Colgate (Monday)

Christ Church 1018 Fife Avenue, Windermere, ON, Canada

'Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bard' by William Shakespeare and William ColgateWhen William (Bill) Colgate was a boy, his father had a record album entitled Opera For People Who Hate Opera. An assortment of popular arias and overtures that, by their very familiarity, was designed […]

Free

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Greg & Susan Hindle (Monday PM)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in The Woods 1024 Golf Avenue Road, Windermere, ON, Canada

Enjoy painting en plein air using acrylics to capture the beauty of Lake Rosseau and the Muskoka landscape.Ages 12 and upGreg and Susan Hindle are excited to welcome both novice and experienced artists to join them in creating their own interpretation of what they see. Beginners will be led through easy steps to create their […]

Free

2022 Muskoka Authors Panel

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

Join moderator and bibliophile Norah Fountain in conversation with this year’s selection of Muskoka-based authors, each launching new books.Join moderator and bibliophile Norah Fountain in conversation with this year’s panel of Muskoka-based authors. Norah will discuss with the panel their new releases and delve into the craft of writing fiction novels. This year’s Muskoka Authors […]

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Toronto All-Star Big Band

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

One of the most exciting bands around, the Toronto All-Star Big Band revives the spirit style and sound of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.One of the most exciting bands around, the Toronto All-Star Big Band revives the spirit style and sound of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s – that golden age of the big bands.Armed […]

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Morning Meditation and Yoga with Annette (Tuesday)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in The Woods 1024 Golf Avenue Road, Windermere, ON, Canada

This practice will open your mind and heart to fully engage in Chautauqua's curiosity and creativity by aligning the body, mind, and spirit.This morning practice will focus on breath through the practice of Pranayama and conscious movement of Asana (posture) of Yoga. Pranayama is the practice of controlling or conditioning the breath and is a […]

Free

Songwriting Workshop with Gary Klayton

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in The Woods 1024 Golf Avenue Road, Windermere, ON, Canada

Songwriting Workshop with Gary KlaytonSong writing can be a wonderful and cathartic experience.For many writers just the idea of creating an original song can be intimidating and seem like a huge endeavor. Not soIn this workshop Gary Klayton will take you through steps that help choreograph a song.By the end of the workshop you may […]

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‘Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision’ with William Colgate (Tuesday)

Christ Church 1018 Fife Avenue, Windermere, ON, Canada

'Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bard' by William Shakespeare and William ColgateWhen William (Bill) Colgate was a boy, his father had a record album entitled Opera For People Who Hate Opera. An assortment of popular arias and overtures that, by their very familiarity, was designed […]

Free

Songwriting Workshop Performances

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

Final performances of songwriting workshop participants

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Gary Klayton Acoustical Performance

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

Gary Klayton Acoustical PerformanceThis will be a unique concert experience! The songs are about you, me and our lives. With my stories and acoustic guitar, I will take you on a compelling journey.

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‘Okay! (The ASD Band Film)’ Documentary Film Screening

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON, Canada

'Okay!(The ASD Band Film)' documentary film screening presented in partnership with the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary FestivalThe Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest documentary festival in North America. Again this year Muskoka Chautauqua is thrilled to partner with Hot Docs to bring their Summer Screening Series to our outdoor Theatre in […]

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