The lectures start promptly at 8 pm. The Heinz Hall lobby opens at 7 pm, and the doors to the auditorium open at 7:30 pm. The evening will conclude at approximately 9:30 pm.
After a few welcoming remarks from the series moderator and an introduction, the evening’s speaker will deliver his or her comments until approximately 9 pm. The moderator then returns to the stage to ask the speaker to respond to the audience’s questions in a lively Q&A session. The evening will conclude at approximately 9:30 pm.
No, the Speakers Series is only sold as a subscription to all seven lectures. Not only does this make it possible to keep the cost of each subscription at a relatively low level, but it furthers the series’ goal of promoting civic dialogue and understanding by presenting a diverse roster of renowned authorities who collectively speak to a broad range of topics and perspectives to enhance our community’s understanding of our increasingly complex world. Particularly in this polarized time, we are proud that subscribers to the Speakers Series welcome the opportunity to hear from a speaker whose views they may not agree with, and even relish the opportunity to challenge him or her with a question.
Yes. Upon arrival at Heinz Hall, please ask an usher for an Assistive Listening Device. We want to make sure that you can hear what the speaker says.
Yes, in cases where the season is not sold out, we offer prorated subscriptions for all remaining lectures throughout the season. Please contact the Heinz Hall Box Office at (412) 392-4900.
The Speakers Series is a series of seven individual lectures, generally scheduled from October through April.
$385 – Open Seating Subscriptions (blue)
$475 – Gold Seating Subscriptions (gold)
$535 – Platinum Seating Subscriptions (red)
Tickets are sold by SUBSCRIPTION to the entire series only! It is not possible to purchase tickets to individual lectures. Both Open and Reserved seating are available. Reserved seating is assigned seating in the Gold and Platinum sections. Open seating allows you to choose any seat – on a first come basis – that is not in the reserved section.
Yes, as long as we have your email address, we will send you a survey after each lecture.
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3229
If you can’t find your tickets or never received them, please call the Heinz Hall Box Office at (412) 392-4900 and they will be able to provide you with replacement tickets.
If you’re not getting subscriber emails, please send an email to [email protected] asking to be included on our list. Please include the name that your subscription is under and the patron number printed on your tickets.
Unfortunately, the contracts with the speakers do not allow for the recording and dissemination of a speaker’s comments.