FAQs - MPSF Speaker Series

Questions You May Have About Your Subscription

Can I Buy Individual Tickets?
Tickets are sold by Series only. Tickets to individual events are not available. There are separate lectures in the Series, and a Series ticket includes all lectures.
Why Not?
Selling tickets as a package enables us to advertise the Series all at once and reduces the costs of presenting these notable speakers. If each event were marketed and ticketed individually, tickets would be twice as much as they are now. For the same reason, there are no Senior or Student discounts.
How do I get on the mailing list?

You may telephone our office: Oakland at (650) 343-8001, the Peninsula at (650) 348-0820 or Marin and Marin 2 at (650) 340-7004. You may also email us at mpsf@speakerseries.net. As a policy, we do not solicit you with any other information unless you request it, nor do we provide any of your address information to any other source. (This policy applies to subscribers as well.)

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final. Refunds are not available.

In the rare event that a speaker is unable to appear as scheduled for any reason we will find a suitable replacement to take their place.



Are the events available to watch via Zoom if I don’t want to attend in the theater?

All seat holders have the option to watch a livestream of the in-theater events. The Zoom livestreams are broadcast from the theater in San Mateo – please see our calendar page for dates. The Zoom events must be watched live on the date they are presented – recordings will not be available.

Is disabled seating available?

Yes. Please email us at mpsf@speakerseries.net to reserve.

Is the series appropriate for children?

Depending on the subject matter some events are appropriate for ages 10 and up. The series is not appropriate for younger children.

What should I do if I lose my ticket?

Email us at mpsf@speakerseries.net and we can have your ticket reprinted and waiting at will call the night of the event.

What is the timing for each event?

Doors open at 6:30 PM. The lecture begins at 7:30 PM and ends at 9:00 PM.

"Wonderful series, stimulating, thought-provoking, each month an intellectual bonbon."
"I enjoy the lectures because they present a diverse group of subjects, ideas and information about what is happening in our world today."
"This series is extremely well run and organized in all respects. But the quality of speakers remains the key component to keep us coming back each year. We're looking for speakers that bring unique content that we won't necessarily obtain in our day to day following of news, events, and the world."
"I have been coming to the Speakers Series for years and truly appreciate the selection of speakers. The variety of topics selected is very good also. Thanks so much for all of the work you devote to the production, etc."
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