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Oakland

Speaker Series

at the Paramount Theatre

67

$

starting at just

per event

Oakland Tickets

Open Seating | $469 per ticket
1st Balcony | $579 per ticket
Main Floor | $599 per ticket
Pit | $599 per ticket

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Every 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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WHY WE LOVE THE
OAKLAND SPEAKER SERIES

The Perfect Date Night • An Unforgettable Friends Night Out • A Thought-Provoking Company Team Bonding • A Unique Client Gift

HOSTED IN A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK

Experience the grandeur and elegance of the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Did you know it was built in 1931 and is a designated National Historic Landmark? With its iconic Art Deco charm, it's a beautiful setting for our speaker events - steeped in history and culture.

OUR OAKLAND VENUE HAS A FULL BAR AVAILABLE

Our Oakland venue is the only venue with a full bar so you can enjoy your favorite beverage while watching the speaker events. Our series makes for a perfect friends night out, date night, or team-bonding event. We’d love for you to join us!

SAFETY FIRST: OUR SECURITY PROTOCOLS

We take pride in Oakland!  We've worked with the city to create a safety bubble around the venue so attendees have added peace of mind. Our protocol includes two off-duty Oakland police that circle the theatre with their Mars lights glowing before, during, and after the event, security personnel at the entrance / exits, and access to two convenient parking lots that are directly adjacent to the theatre.

SEVEN BRILLIANT EVENTS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU INSPIRED

Enjoy live speaker events between November and May curated with your input to present a range of ideas and innovations for the enrichment of our community. One ticket gives you access to ALL seven events! Tickets start at just $469/ea depending on your seat choice (that's just $67 per event to see nationally recognized speakers!!).

2024-2025 SEASON

WHO'S COMING TO

OAKLAND?

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  • 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 mpsf@speakerseries.net 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 mpsf@speakerseries.net 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

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.

Directions

From San Francisco and The Peninsula:
Go I-80 East across the Bay Bridge Take the I-580 East ramp towards Downtown Oakland/ Hwy 24/Hayward/Stockton Merge onto I-580 East Take I-980 West ramp towards Downtown Oakland Take the 27th Street exit towards W Grand Avenue Merge onto Northgate Avenue Turn left onto W Grand Avenue Turn right onto Telegraph Avenue Turn left onto 20th Street Turn left onto Broadway/Broadway Auto Row to the theater. 

From Marin, Berkeley, Richmond or Sacramento:
FROM MARIN, I-580 E /Richmond San Rafael Bridge puts you on I-80 West/I-580 East.


FROM BERKELEY, RICHMOND, OR SACRAMENTO, follow I-80 West to I-580 East From I-580 E./I-80 W., stay in the left lanes to get onto I-580 East. Take the I-580 East ramp towards Downtown Oakland/Hayward/Stockton Merge onto I-580 East Take the I-980 West ramp towards Downtown Oakland Take the 27th Street exit towards West Grand Avenue Merge onto Northgate Avenue Turn left onto W Grand Avenue Turn right onto Telegraph Avenue Turn left onto 20th Street Turn left onto Broadway/Broadway Auto Row to the theatre.

From Concord or Walnut Creek:
Take I-680 South to Hwy 24 West ramp towards Oakland/Lafayette Merge onto Hwy 24 West After going through the Caldecott Tunnel, Hwy 24 becomes I-980 West From I-980 W take the 27th Street exit towards W Grand Avenue Merge onto Northgate Avenue Turn left onto W Grand Avenue Turn right onto Telegraph Avenue Turn left onto 20th Street Turn left onto Broadway/Broadway Auto Row to the theatre.

From The South Bay (San Jose, Fremont, Castro Valley):
Take I-880 North towards Oakland Take the Broadway exit towards Downtown Oakland Stay to the right at the fork in the ramp Merge onto Broadway Broadway becomes Broadway/Broadway Auto Row Stay on Broadway to 21st Street, and you will be in front of the theatre.

By Bart:
Exit at the 19th Street Oakland station. The Paramount is located 1 block north on Broadway.

Parking
The Paramount is surrounded by 3 major parking facilities.

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