What is Tulsa Town Hall?
Tulsa Town Hall (TTH) is a non-profit, educational, cultural organization that has brought prominent speakers to Tulsa for over 75 years. Started in 1935 by a small group of Tulsa women, Tulsa Town Hall has grown and evolved from a beginning capacity of 400 in the Mayo Hotel to a capacity of over 2200 in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center (PAC).
When and where are the lectures?
Lectures are held on select Friday mornings from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 3rd and Cincinnati.
When are the speakers announced?
Each new speaker season is announced in the Tulsa World in the spring. The season runs from September through May.
How do I order tickets?
- By Internet: Click TICKETS.
- By Mail: Click ORDER FORM, complete & mail with a $75 check or credit card number to: Tulsa Town Hall, PO BOX 52266, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74152
- By Phone: Call 918-749-5965
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept checks and credit card payments by Visa, MasterCard or Discover. All checks should be made payable to “Tulsa Town Hall”.
Is there parking available?
There are several parking opportunities around the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. In addition, TTH offers a round-trip shuttle service from Boston Avenue Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston to the front door of the Performing Arts Center. There is a $5.00 charge for the shuttle.
What is the luncheon with the speaker?
Tulsa Town Hall offers a luncheon immediately after each lecture, which is another opportunity to share in the speaker’s unique experiences and perspectives. The luncheons are held in the Westby Pavilion at the PAC and feature question and answer time with the speakers. Luncheon tickets are $20 per speaker and reservations must be made in advance. Space is limited. Luncheon reservations are for ticket holders only. Click TICKETS for luncheon availability and tickets, mail a check or credit card number to P.O. Box 52266, Tulsa, OK 74152, or phone the TTH office at 918-749-5965. Luncheon reservations are non-refundable.
Why is it sold as a series? Can I buy individual tickets?
TTH is a non-profit organization and strives to minimize the ticket prices for subscribers. Selling this as a series allows us to market the entire Speaker Series at one time and reduces the overall costs.
What type of seating is available?
All seating is open seating.
How long is each lecture?
Each lecture lasts one (1) hour – from 10:30 am – 11:30 am.
Do you provide book lists of the speakers?
Book lists supplementing the information about the speakers and their subjects are compiled by the staff at the Tulsa City-County Library and mailed to subscribers with their tickets and are also included on each speaker’s bio page found under the history tab.
Why is a speaker series so popular?
Tulsa Town Hall offers an opportunity to hear, in person, the stories and experiences of celebrated authors, scientists, journalists, historians, statesmen, and explorers such as Ted Koppel, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Rick Steves, Ken Burns, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Khaled Hosseini. The series is a way to learn more about a variety of subjects as well as the personal odysseys that shaped and motivated the speakers.
What if I don’t agree with a speaker’s views?
Tulsa Town Hall’s mission is to open minds, stir curiosities and inspire imaginations. The speakers are chosen to fulfill that mission. The TTH Board makes every effort to find speakers who are distinguished in their field, can relate unique experiences and will interest and inform our subscribers.
Our experience is that the speaker who is unfamiliar, or with whom we differ, may end up our favorite for that season!
When do I receive my tickets?
Speaker Series tickets will be mailed in August. Tickets purchased after August will be mailed within one week of receipt.
Are the lectures limited to adults?
No! Tulsa Town Hall is a chance to share something informative and inspirational with high school and college-age students. It provides an opportunity for family dialogue on important issues, such as international affairs, American politics, current events, books and authors.
Are there student discounts?
Tulsa Town Hall offers a curriculum enrichment opportunity for school groups to attend single lectures. For more information go to SCHOOLS.