Frequently Asked Questions

Town Hall South is a non-profit, premier lecture series that has been bringing world-renowned speakers to the South Hills of Pittsburgh, PA since 1969.  We offer five daytime lectures, each followed by a luncheon, from October to April.  As an outreach of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Town Hall South’s proceeds are shared with the community through philanthropic gifts to a wide range of local organizations.

No. We do not sell single tickets. Lectures are sold by series subscription only. Please direct all membership questions to [email protected].

No. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. If you are unable to use a ticket that you purchased, we recommend selling or giving the ticket to a friend.  

No. Subscriptions are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.  If you are unable to use a ticket that you purchased, we recommend giving or selling the ticket to a friend.

Each lecture begins at 10:00 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour. Book signing, if applicable, occurs immediately following the lecture at the rear of the theater.

All tickets purchased prior to August 31 will be mailed mid-October. You will receive an email once the tickets are mailed alerting you that they were mailed. 

Tickets are no longer distributed for luncheons – a list of reservations are maintained by the Luncheons Committee. However, you do receive a table assignment acknowledging your reservation. Your table assignments will be printed on the back of your lecture tickets which will be mailed mid-October. You will receive an email once the tickets are mailed alerting you that your lecture tickets and luncheon table assignment have been mailed.

Our Membership Committee has a list of series ticket holders. Please contact them directly for replacement tickets at [email protected].

The next season’s speaker lineup will be revealed to our members at the February lecture. At the same time, a brochure announcing the new season will be mailed to current members, past members and those on the mailing list. Subscription sales for the next season officially begin after the reveal at the February lecture. The TICKETS page on our website will be ready immediately after the February lecture to allow you to order the next season’s series tickets online.

No. Luncheon reservations cannot be made online. Because luncheons are only available to subscribers, we ask that you print and mail the luncheon reservation form once you are a confirmed lecture subscriber. 

One item to note:  existing luncheon subscribers are given the opportunity at the February luncheon to submit their luncheon table reservation form and checks in advance of purchasing their lecture subscriptions. This secures their “spot in line” for luncheon reservations. The luncheon reservation will not be processed, however, until their lecture series purchase is confirmed.

The lectures are held at the Upper St. Clair High School Theater, 1825 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241.

Yes. The theater entrance doors and theater seating are all on the same, main floor level. Seating for individuals requiring special needs will be available in the last row, center section of the theater. These seats have wheelchair accessibility and easy access to the exits and restrooms for individuals who have limited mobility.

There are a limited amount of reserved seats available if you choose that option when purchasing tickets.  If you purchase a reserved seating subscription with a registration form and check, you will be assigned the next best available seat.  If you purchase your reserved seating subscription online, you will have the opportunity to pick your seat.

If applicable, there is a book signing at the end of the lecture. It takes place at the rear of the theater. You can certainly purchase and bring your own book for signing. Town Hall South will sell books in the USC Theater lobby at the beginning and end of the lecture. Cash and checks are accepted.

The luncheons are held immediately following the lecture at St. Clair Country Club, 2300 Old Washington Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241.

Reservations are required and sell out quickly. Similar to lectures, members register and pay for all luncheons as a subscription.  Making a reservation to a single luncheon is not permitted.

Luncheon reservations are limited to preserve the intimate feeling of dining with the speaker. Only those who have subscribed to the lectures may make luncheon reservations. Your luncheon registration will not be processed until your lecture subscription is confirmed. Luncheons sell out quickly. You will receive your table assignment along with your lecture tickets in September.

In addition to the USC High School parking lot, there are four auxiliary parking lots available to Town Hall South members that are serviced by six shuttle buses:

  • Westminster Presbyterian Church South parking lot
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church North parking lot
  • Marmion parking lot – located at McLaughlin Run Road and Morrow Road
  • St. Clair Country Club parking lot – for those attending the luncheon following the lecture.

Given the limited availability of event parking at the high school, we highly encourage members to carpool and/or make use of auxiliary lots.

The buses start picking up from the auxiliary lots about 9:15 a.m.  They do not run on a specific schedule because they leave the various lots as they fill.  They make continuous loops until the lecture starts. Following the lecture, buses run continuously until the end of the book signing.

NO! Flash photography, audio recording and videotaping are expressly prohibited.

If you have any questions the morning of the lecture, we have board members available at the Membership and Luncheon desks immediately outside of the theater entrance who will be happy to assist you.

Unfortunately, the best laid plans can have disruptions. In the event a speaker needs to reschedule or cancel an appearance, THS will either reschedule the lecture date or replace the speaker with a comparable lecture to the best of our ability.