Lecture Schedule

All lectures begin at 8 p.m.

James Stavridis and Fareed Zakaria with David Gergen
Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Chris Urmson interviewed by Andrew Card
Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Lisa Ling
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Baratunde Thurston
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Jimmy Chin
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Lisa Genova
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Ken Jennings
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

David Grann
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Theresa May
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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Log in to your account to renew your 2023-24 tickets.

Please call 214-768-8283 or email with any questions.

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Single event tickets

Individual lecture tickets are now available. Purchase tickets online to individual lectures or call the Tate office at 214-768-8283.

SMU reserves the right to substitute speakers or to rearrange the order of the lectures without notice. Subscriptions are nonrefundable.

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New patrons

The Tate Lecture Series maintains an extensive waiting list for patrons interested in Tate season tickets. Requests for season tickets from new patrons will be placed on a waiting list and considered in the order in which they are received. To be added to the waiting list, complete your request online, download a form, or call the Tate office at 214-768-8283.

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Ticket Transfer Policy

As a season patron, you may transfer a portion of your ticket allotment to someone else at your discretion. However, if you wish to transfer your entire account, you may do so only to an immediate family member.

McFarlin Auditorium Seating Chart

Click here to view a seating chart for McFarlin Auditorium.