Ten Evenings 2023/24 Season

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are the Ten Evenings lectures happening in a smaller venue this year?

Our longstanding venue, the Carnegie Music Hall, is undergoing exciting renovations this year. Because Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures doesn’t own the hall, we don’t have control over the renovation schedule. During this time, we decided that the best solution would be to hold Ten Evenings in the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, which is located in the same campus as the Carnegie Music Hall. This venue is home to our other series, Word & Pictures, Made Local, New & Noted and Poets Aloud, and has served as a more intimate space for our authors and audiences.

Will in-person tickets be available to non-subscribers?

Due to subscriber returns, in-person tickets to Ten Evenings may become available on a rolling basis. If you’d like to purchase an in-person ticket or exchange your online ticket, please call our Box Office at 412.622.8866 during our hours of 10:00am – 4:00pm Monday -Thursday.

How can I watch the lectures if I can’t be there in person?

We are very proud to share Ten Evenings with as many people as possible through our livestream events. Online subscriptions and tickets to individual lectures are available for purchase. Events will be livestreamed on the day of each lecture and available to view for one week.

Online subscriptions and tickets are available for purchase here.

If you have an in-person ticket, we kindly ask for you to turn back your ticket to our Box Office in advance. You will still retain access to view the livestream for one week.

What do online tickets include? Will I still get to interact with the author?

Online tickets are $18 and include a livestream of the lecture, as well as video access to view the lecture for one week after.

If you would like to submit a question to any of the authors prior to the lecture, you can do so here.

If you have an online ticket but wish to join us in person, we invite you to sign up for our ticket lottery for the chance to exchange your online ticket.

How are you making sure any available in-person tickets are equitably distributed?

Due to the renovations to the Carnegie Music Hall this season, we are holding our Ten Evenings lectures in the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, which is a much smaller venue -– about 1/3 of the size of the Music Hall. This means that the availability for seats is considerably less than in years past. We understand this is not ideal and we have spent a lot of time figuring out how best to serve all of our patrons.

We will continue to offer tickets through RAD Pass, which is free. You can sign up for RAD Pass here: RAD Pass – Your ticket to culture in the city.  All you need is a library card for access to free events.

What if I have an in-person ticket but can no longer attend the lecture?

We encourage you to turn back your in-person ticket as soon as you know you will not be able to join us in the hall. By doing so, you allow us to offer your seat for purchase. You will still retain access to the livestream for each lecture, even if you turn back your in-person ticket.

Due to limited seating in the hall, we kindly ask that you plan to turn back your in-person ticket or share your ticket with someone you know if you cannot join us that evening.