Big Top Chautauqua

Presenting and producing a grand summer schedule of original production of the Lake Superior environs, variety specials and regional/national touring acts like the Indigo Girls, the Beach Boys, Leo Kottke, Gordon Lightfoot, and dozens more. 900-capacity all-canvas tent theatre. Food, bar and shopping.

Hours of Operation

Show season is June-September at the tent and year-round touring by the Blue Canvas Orchestra.


Located on the base of the Mt Ashwabay Ski Hill, top of Ski Hill Road, just off highway 13, 3 miles south of Bayfield, Wisconsin and 8 miles north of Washburn, Wisconsin overlooking the south shore of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands National Lakes


  • Disabled Access

Performing Arts Type

  • Theatre
  • Music