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Ticket Information

Season Subscriptions


The 2017-18 season ticket renewal period concluded June 2. Upgrade requests are currently being processed and tickets will be mailed around Labor Day.

Single Event Tickets

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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.

New Patrons

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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.

SMU Student Tickets

SMU students are eligible for free admission to Tate Lectures. Student tickets are distributed in the basement of McFarlin Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. on the evening of the lecture. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and students must show a valid SMU ID to claim a ticket.

Ticket Return

In the event that you are unable to attend a particular lecture, please notify the Tate office by noon on the day of the lecture, and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation. To release your seats, log in to your account or call 214-768-8283. Tate tickets are non-refundable.

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.

Lecture Schedule

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All lectures begin at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. Box office opens at 7 p.m.

September 26, 2017

Richard Haass and Fareed Zakaria with David Gergen

October 24, 2017

Amanda Lindhout

November 28, 2017

Sarah Parcak

January 30, 2018

Ian Bremmer

February 27, 2018

Darren Walker with Jon Meacham

March 20, 2018

David Petraeus

April 10, 2018

Shawn Achor

May 1, 2018

Jeff Bridges