Plan Your Visit

Event Details & Wayfinding


Doors open approximately 45 minutes before the event. Please budget appropriate time for parking, finding our venues, and picking up your tickets.

Our events involve a lecture by the author about the inspiration, research, writing, and behind-the-scenes stories involved in publishing their work, followed by a moderated Q&A.


There are many dining options within walking distance in the Oakland area, specifically around Forbes Ave or South Craig St.

Book Sales

We are proud to partner with a local independent bookstore for each of our events. Books are often pre-signed by the author, and available for sale before and after each lecture (cash or credit card accepted). 20% of your purchase price supports Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures!

Lost & Found

If you lost an item at a Ten Evenings event, please call the Carnegie Music Hall Special Events Office at 412-622-3360. Knowing your seat location may also be helpful.

Please call PA&L for help with lost & found inquiries for the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall: 412-622-8866.

Navigating the Carnegie Music Hall


The Carnegie Music Hall has three floors, all accessible by elevator. Ushers are available at each level for guest assistance.

The path to first-floor seating (Orchestra and Dress Circle reserved seating) has a slight downward-sloping walkway.

The second and third floors (First Balcony reserved seating and Second Balcony general admission seating) have steps with a railing that lead down to the seats.

Seating in the Second Balcony is all general admission (first-come, first-served). You may see a number on your physical ticket, but this is not a seating location. You will be able to take any open seat in this area.


Restrooms in the Music Hall are all accessible by elevator. Restrooms without urinals are located at each seating level, and restrooms with urinals are located in the basement.

Navigating the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall

Note that the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall is a historic facility with unconventional physical features, so please watch your step!


The Carnegie Library Lecture Hall has two seating levels – a slightly downward sloping Orchestra section on the first floor and a steep, raked Balcony section. The front and back of the Orchestra section features accessible seating locations.

While the Orchestra does not require steps to access, please note that there is a slight lip when navigating from the aisle to the seat. Balcony seating is only accessible by stairs. Please mind your step as there are no handrails along the stairs of this level.

For our New & Noted, Made Local, Poets Aloud, and Words & Pictures events, seating in the Lecture Hall is general admission (first-come, first-served). If you would like to request an accessible seating location, please contact us in advance of your visit!


Three restroom options are available in the Lecture Hall. An accessible family restroom is located on the first floor, in the hallway on the left-hand side of the stage. Otherwise, restrooms with urinals are located in the balcony on the left-hand side of the stage, and restrooms without urinals are located in the balcony on the right-hand side of the stage.

Audience members at Roxane Gay's lecture