79th Season Speakers
Opening Minds · Stirring Curiosities
Tulsa Town Hall is a non-profit, educational, cultural organization that has been bringing nationally and internationally prominent speakers to Tulsa for over 77 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 2300 in the Chapman Music Hall of the Performing Arts Center.
Lectures are held on Friday mornings from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 3rd and Cincinnati.
Each new speaker season is announced to the public, via the Tulsa World, in late March or early April. Our seasons typically run from September through May.
You may order tickets in four (4) different ways:
We accept checks and credit card payments by Visa, MasterCard or Discover. All checks should be made payable to "Tulsa Town Hall".
There are several parking opportunities around the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. In addition, we offer 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 $4.00 charge.
Tulsa Town Hall offers a luncheon immediately after each lecture, which is another opportunity for sharing in our speaker's unique experiences and perspectives. The Luncheons are also held at the PAC and feature "Question and Answer" time with the speakers. Tickets are $20 for each luncheon and are non-refundable. Luncheon reservations must be made in advance.
We are frequently asked why tickets are only sold as a series and why individual lecture tickets are not available. We are a non-profit organization and our focus is always to minimize the ticket prices for our subscribers. Selling this as a series allows us to advertise the Speakers Series at one time and reduces the overall cost of the Series. If we had to advertise and market each individual speaker (five or six speakers each season), the cost for the Series and the ticket prices would be substantially higher (at least double).
All seating is open seating.
Each lecture lasts one (1) hour - from 10:30 am - 11:30 am.
Book lists compiled by the staff at the Tulsa City-County Library are mailed to ticket holders to supplement the information about the speakers and their subjects.
The Speakers Series is popular because it is a 'real' live, in person experience. It's a wonderful experience to see famous people, such as John Stossel, Henry Kissinger, Lisa Ling, Maya Angelou, etc. and hear them tell stories about their experiences, world views, etc. to focus on opening minds and stirring curiosities.
The Speaker Series is popular because it is a great way to learn more about a variety of subjects: Current Events, History, International Affairs, Foreign and Domestic Politics, etc. Tulsa Town Hall gives our subscribers the rare opportunity to be one of the few people who get to see and hear these distinguished people in person.
While a subscriber may or may not agree with the view of a particular speaker, that is not the real issue; the objective of a Speaker Series is to bring to the community distinguished people who are renowned authorities on a particular subject. If one does not agree with a speaker, it is a perfect opportunity to try to ask the speaker a question and challenge him or her on their views! Our experience has shown us that very often the speaker who is not familiar or whose views we don't agree with, very well may end up being our favorite speaker for that season!
Speaker Series tickets will be mailed in August.
No! Tulsa Town Hall is a unique opportunity to share something informative and inspirational with high school and college-age students. It provides a wonderful opportunity for family dialogue on important issues, such as international affairs, American politics, current events, books and authors. We work with our area schools and offer student discounts to them.
Tulsa Town Hall offers a curriculum enrichment opportunity for school groups to attend single lectures. Tickets are $5.00 each for high-school and college-age students and their teachers.