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Big Top Chautauqua

  • Music/Theater
  • Attractions
  • Music/Musicians
  • Music/Theater
  • Activities
  • Event Hosting/Meeting Spaces
32525 Ski Hill Road
BayfieldWI 54814
(715) 373-5552
(888) 244-8368
(715) 373-5320 (fax)
Hours:
Summer: Washburn: M-Sat. 9-5, Bayfield: June-Sept, Show Days: 12-6pm
Winter: Washburn: M-F 9-5

About Us

Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua is Wisconsin's most unique entertainment venue -- a 900 seat, state-of-the-art, all-canvas tent theater located at the base of Mt. Ashwabay three miles south of read more
  • About

    Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua is Wisconsin's most unique entertainment venue -- a 900 seat, state-of-the-art, all-canvas tent theater located at the base of Mt. Ashwabay three miles south of Bayfield off Hwy. 13. Each year, mid-June through mid-Sept, Big Top presents a 50+ summer show season featuring renowned touring artists and our own house band, the celebrated Blue Canvas Orchestra. Visit Big Top to enjoy one of the many Chautauqua Original Musicals by the Blue Canvas Orchestra, or hear national performers like Keb' Mo', Joan Baez, Willie Nelson, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and others. Come see what all the ballyhoo is about! For performance schedules and tickets visit www.bigtop.org or call our box office at 715-373-5552.

  • Highlights

    • Live Concerts
    • Original Shows highlighting local history with big-screen visuals
    • National and international touring artists
    • FREE shuttle from Bayfield, Washburn & Ashland
    • Great Family Entertainment
  • Media

  • Jobs

    Box Office Assistant
    Category: Administrative, Support & Clerical
    Big Top is seeking a full-time Box Office Assistant for our 2015 summer season. The position runs between May and mid-September (start and end dates may have some flexibility). Weekend and evening work will be required. Big Top is a performing arts organization presenting a 50+ summer show season of touring artists (Brandi Carlie, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Yonder Mountain and more) as well as ...read more

    Contact

    Phone:(715) 373-5552
    Fax:(715) 373-5320
    Operations Assistant
    Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
    Big Top Chautauqua is hiring a full-time, temporary (May - September) Operations Assistant. The Operations Assistant works under the direction of the Operations Manager and interfaces with Executive Director, Assistant Director, House Manager, Production Manager and Mt. Ashwabay staff. Position requires manual labor and heavy lifting and reliable transportation. The position may possibly be ...read more

    Contact

    Phone:(715) 373-5552
    Fax:(715) 373-5320
    Front of House Engineer
    Category: Arts & Entertainment
    Big Top seeks a skilled and talented Front of House sound engineer to mix shows, sound checks and rehearsals during the summer as well as mix tour shows on the road for the Blue Canvas Orchestra (occasionally). Approximately 45-50 show days during the summer. This position reports directly to Production/Stage Manager, and responds to and interfaces with Operations Manager and Sound Company ...read more

    Contact

    Phone:(715) 373-5552
    Fax:(715) 373-5320
    Merchandise Manager
    Category: Retail/Wholesale
    Big Top Chautauqua is a performing arts organization presenting a 50+ summer show season of touring artists (Brandi Carlie, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Yonder Mountain and more) as well as original shows by our house band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra.

    Merchandise Manger’s responsibilities will include management of Big Top Chautauqua’s merchandise booth and merchandise sales for 2015 summer ...read more

    Contact

    Phone:(715) 373-5552
    Fax:(715) 373-5320
    Housekeeper
    Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
    The housekeeper is responsible for janitorial services in all areas of Big Top Chautauqua tent site operations. The housekeeper reports to the Operations Manager and alerts the Operations Manager to needs for repairs, safety issues or faulty equipment. For a complete list of duties visit: http://www.bigtop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Housekeeper-Job-Description.pdf

    Hours: This position runs ...read more

    Contact

    Phone:(715) 373-5552
    Fax:(715) 373-5320
    Production/Stage Manager
    Category: Arts & Entertainment
    Big Top Chautauqua is a performing arts organization presenting a 50+ summer show season of touring artists (Brandi Carlie, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Yonder Mountain and more) as well as original shows by our house band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra.

    The Big Top is seeking a Production/Stage Manager, this position oversees all production and technical aspects of our house and touring shows ...read more

    Contact

    Phone:(715) 373-5552
    Fax:(715) 373-5320
    Lighting Director
    Category: Arts & Entertainment
    Big Top Chautauqua is a performing arts organization presenting a 50+ summer show season of touring artists (Brandi Carlie, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Yonder Mountain and more) as well as original shows by our house band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra. Big Top Chautauqua is operates a state of the art canvas tent theater located on the base of Mt. Ashwabay Ski Hill, just south of Bayfield, ...read more

    Contact

    Phone:(715) 373-5552
    Fax:(715) 373-5320
    Production Assistant/ Production Intern: Sound/Lighting/Stage
    Category: Arts & Entertainment
    The Big Top Chautauqua internship program provides educational experiences and on-the-job training with our professional theater and music industry staff. Big Top’s unique blend of programming gives our interns diverse opportunities of experience in both live theater and music concert production in our one-of-a-kind, 1000-seat canvas theater tent.

    Summer Internships are stipend based, ...read more

    Contact

    Phone:(715) 373-5552
    Fax:(715) 373-5320
  • Directions

    32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814. We are located 4 miles south of Bayfield, WI at Mt. Ashwabay at the end of Ski Hill Rd.