Ticket Policies

How to Buy Tickets


Browse all upcoming lectures and buy tickets online.


To order tickets or subscriptions over the phone please call 412.622.8866 during our box office hours: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

Box Office

Tickets for all our lectures can also be purchased at the box office. On the day of the lecture the box office will open one hour prior to the start time.

All pre-purchased tickets that are held at the box office will be brought to the venue.

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Office

You can buy tickets in advance at the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Office in Oakland:
301 S. Craig Street, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Get driving directions.

To enter our office please walk through the restaurant Little Asia (between Eat Unique and the Irish Design Center) and turn left at the “to-go ordering” area. There will be a staircase straight ahead of you and we are on the second floor.

Our box office is typically open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, with the exception of holidays. Please feel free to call us at 412.622.8866 in advance of your visit!

Ticket Policies

Tickets & Books

If your ticket includes a book and you cannot attend the event we cannot guarantee that we will have a copy of the book for you after the event. Please contact us for availability at 412.622.8866.

The ticket includes the book—can I get a ticket without a book at a lower price?

We were able to get the author to come to Pittsburgh by guaranteeing that each ticket will include a book, in lieu of an honorarium. Because of the logistics of getting everyone into the hall we cannot make a separate ticket price that doesn’t include the book.

Single Tickets

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures offers single tickets in addition to subscriptions. Because not everyone can subscribe, we are happy to sell tickets to individual programs and will work to accommodate your needs. Seating for individual ticket holders is based on availability following the seating of subscribers.

Ticket Exchanges & Returns

All full season or partial season subscribers may exchange tickets during the season or return them for tax credit if unable to attend.

If possible, please make all returns or exchanges prior to noon on the day of the event. No returns or exchanges are offered to purchasers of individual tickets.

Read about our exchange policy and return your tickets online here.

Lost Tickets

If you make any additional contribution to the Lectures, your lost tickets will be replaced without an additional fee.

If possible, please call Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at 412.622.8866 during regular business hours prior to the lecture. Otherwise, we will replace your ticket at the Box Office that evening.

The Music Hall Box Office opens before each lecture at 6:30 p.m. We ask for a $2.00 donation for the replacement of your tickets.

Prices May Change

Single ticket prices for the Ten Evenings are subject to change based on demand.

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