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Speaker Series

at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall




per event

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Marin Tickets

Open Seating | $518 per ticket

Includes a seat in the theater for all seven events, plus the option to watch a Zoom live stream of each event.

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2024-2025 SEASON




If you can't join us in person for any reason, you can tune into the event via Zoom as a perk of your subscription to any of our venues.

  • Can I buy individual tickets?
    Tickets are sold by Series only. Tickets to individual events are not available. There are separate lectures in the Series, and a Series ticket includes all lectures. Why not? Selling tickets as a package enables us to advertise the Series all at once and reduces the costs of presenting these notable speakers. If each event were marketed and ticketed individually, tickets would be twice as much as they are now. For the same reason, there are no Senior or Student discounts.
  • What is your refund policy?
    All sales are final. Refunds are not available. In the rare event that a speaker is unable to appear as scheduled for any reason we will find a suitable replacement to take their place.
  • Are the events available to watch via Zoom if I don’t want to attend in the theater?
    All ticket holders have the option to watch a livestream of the in-theater events. The Zoom livestreams are broadcast from the theater in San Mateo – please see our calendar page for dates. The Zoom events must be watched live on the date they are presented – recordings will not be available.
  • Is disabled seating available?
    Yes! Please email us at to reserve.
  • Is the series appropriate for children?
    Depending on the subject matter some events are appropriate for ages 10 and up. The series is not appropriate for younger children.
  • What should I do if I lose my ticket?
    Email us at and we can have your ticket reprinted and waiting at will call the night of the event.
  • What is the timing for each event?
    Doors open at 6:30 PM. The lecture begins at 7:30 PM and ends at 9:00 PM.
  • Ian Bremmer
    Monday, Nov 11 | Marin Tuesday, Nov 12 | Oakland Wednesday, Nov 13 | Peninsula
  • Joe Montana
    Tuesday, Dec 3 | Oakland Wednesday, Dec 4 | Peninsula Thursday, Dec 5 | Marin
  • Stacey Abrams
    Tuesday, Jan 14 | Oakland Wednesday, Jan 15 | Peninsula Thursday, Jan 16 | Marin
  • Dereck & Beverly Joubert
    Monday, Feb 10 | Marin Tuesday, Feb 11 | Oakland Wednesday, Feb 12 | Peninsula
  • Father Greg Boyle
    Monday, March 3 | Marin Tuesday, March 4 | Oakland Wednesday, March 5 | Peninsula
  • Van Jones
    Tuesday, April 1 | Oakland Wednesday, April 2 | Peninsula Thursday, April 3 | Marin
  • Ambassador Susan Rice
    Monday, May 5 | Marin Tuesday, May 6 | Oakland Wednesday, May 7 | Peninsula


The theatre is next to the Civic Center on the east side of 101. Driving south on 101, take the Freitas Pkwy exit to the Avenue of the Flags. Driving north on 101, take the N. San Pedro Rd exit and turn left on Civic Center Drive.


Parking is available surrounding the theatre.

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