What to Expect

Saroyan Theatre

The beautiful Saroyan Theatre is the showcase of the Fresno Convention Center. With 2,353 luxuriously upholstered seats and superb acoustics, this performing arts theatre provides an ideal environment for Broadway shows, plays, ballets, concerts, convention meetings … and the SJV Town Hall lecture series!
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All daytime lectures are held at William Saroyan Theatre located at

700 M Street

Fresno, CA 93721


All of our regular, daytime, lectures are open-seating. Reserved seating is not an option for these daytime events so please arrive early if you have a preferred seat. A seat map of the theater is available.

Students with free admission (excepting Merit Scholars) are to sit in the Upper Balcony only.

Our special evening event is reserved seating only.


Please see the parking map for various parking lot options in the area

Assisted Listening Devices

Complimentary, new and improved assisted listening devices are now available for the Town Hall audience! They will be set up right outside the box-office inside the theater.  Please see the Saroyan website for more information.

Lecture Length

All morning lectures begin at 10:30am. The lecture itself lasts approximately 1 hour and is generally followed immediately by a fifteen minute question and answer period.

Lunch With the Speakers

Enrich your Town Hall experience by purchasing post-lecture luncheons. Our speakers make remarks in a more intimate setting and answer additional questions. You can meet Town Hall friends and often get a chance to meet the speaker.


The Events

Be sure to come out to hear our nationally and internationally renowned, thought-provoking speakers who inform, educate, and entertain our audience! All daytime lectures are held at the beautiful William Saroyan Theatre located in the Fresno Convention Center.


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Season Tickets

Admission to all six daytime lectures of the 2017-2018 season, plus one single-lecture guest ticket good for any one daytime lecture.

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