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Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all guests age 12 and over, and face coverings are required to be worn by all guests age two and over when visiting the Lesher Center for the Arts.

Ticket Office

 

Open for Calls

(925) 943-7469

Wednesday - Sunday:
Noon - 6:00pm

Monday - Tuesday:
Closed

 

Open for Walk Up
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596


Wednesday - Sunday:
Noon - 6:00pm

Monday - Tuesday:
Closed



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(925) 295-1400

Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm



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*In addition to the hours noted, the Ticket Office is also open one hour prior and thirty minutes after curtain for ticketed performances, including performances on Mondays, Tuesdays, and most City holidays.
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2021-2022 Newsmakers: Lesher Speaker Series

2021-2022 Newsmakers: Lesher Speaker Series


Ticket Office

 

Open for Calls
(925) 943-7469


Wednesday – Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm
Monday – Tuesday: Closed

 

Open for Walk Up
Proof of full vaccination against
COVID-19 is required for all guests
age 12 and over, and face coverings
are required to be worn by all guests
age two and over when visiting the
Lesher Center for the Arts.

1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596

Wednesday – Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm
Monday – Tuesday: Closed

 

*In addition to the hours noted, the Ticket Office is also open one hour prior and thirty minutes after curtain for ticketed performances, including performances on Mondays, Tuesdays, and most City holidays.

Presented by Lesher Foundation

Newsmakers: Lesher Speaker Series will spark debate and inspire; provoke as well as entertain.  All points of view are sought and diversity of topics is a priority.  We hope you will become part of the discourse and join us for the 2021-2022 Season.

Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all guests age 12 and over, and face coverings are required to be worn by all guests age two and over when visiting the Lesher Center for the Arts.

New Subscriptions for the 2021-2022 Newsmakers: Lesher Speaker Series go on sale on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 10:00 am PST online, and 12:00 pm PST by phone and in person.

Subscriptions cost $504 for VIP seating, $490 for Premium seating, and $390 for Balcony seating in the Hofmann Theatre, and $244 for seating in the Vukasin Theatre (Simulcast).  Please note that some areas may be sold out by returning subscribers.

Individual Tickets may be purchased beginning about one month prior to each lecture.  Please note that subscriptions have historically sold out, so individual ticket availability may be dependent on subscribers returning tickets that would otherwise go unused.

Individual tickets are $80 for the Hofmann Theatre and $45 for the Vukasin Theatre (Simulcast).

The presentations in the Vukasin Theatre are live televised, simulcast viewings.


2021-2022
 Speaker Series:



David Axelrod and Karl Rove
David Axelrod -
Former chief strategist and senior advisor to President Obama; Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics; CNN Senior Political Commentator
Karl Rove -
Foremost Conservative Commentator & Strategist
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 | 7:30 PM

David Axelrod and Karl Rove


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
NBA Legend, Renaissance Man of Many Awards
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


Mo Rocca
CBS News Correspondent, Podcaster & T.V. Personality
Monday, February 28, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Mo Rocca


Dr. Leana Wen
Public Health Professor, George Washington University
Monday, April 4, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Dr. Leana Wen


Adam Steltzner
Leader & Chief Engineer, NASA Mars 2020 Mission
Wednesday May 4, 2022 | 7:30 PM

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Ruben Navarrette Jr.
Nationally syndicated columnist, host of the podcast “Ruben In The Center,” and author of “A Darker Shade of Crimson: Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano” (Bantam)
Tuesday June 7, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Ruben Navarrette Jr.


Nikole Hannah Jones
Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and staff writer at The New York Times Magazine
Monday, August 22, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Nikole Hannah Jones


Her Majesty Queen Noor Al-Hussein
Global Humanitarian & Activist
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Her Majesty Queen Noor Al-Hussein




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