- Ambassador Auditorium
- 131 South Saint John Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Lectures begin at 8:00 pm
We’re proud to enter our 27th season in the Pasadena community! Our Pasadena Distinguished Speaker Series evenings are held at the Ambassador Auditorium, located on the historic Ambassador College campus. The Ambassador was notably referred to as “The Carnegie Hall of the West” during the period between 1974-1995 as it hosted some of the most internationally renowned singers and performers. With its stunning architectural design and accompanying reflection pool, you’ll feel as if you’re entering a modern Greek temple! Before attending a #SpeakersLA night, we recommend dining at a local favorite like Il Fornaio, Malbec Argentinean cuisine, The Parkway Grill, Arroyo Chop House or True Food Kitchen!
- Dr. Moogega Cooper Monday, October 16, 2023
- Liz Cheney Wednesday, January 31, 2024
- Dr. Lisa Genova Wednesday, February 21, 2024
- H. R. McMaster Monday, March 25, 2024
- Thomas Friedman Monday, May 6, 2024
- Goldie Hawn Wednesday, September 20, 2023
|All 6 evenings|
|Section AA (reserved)||$550|
|Section A (reserved)||$440|
|Section B (reserved)||$375|
Pre-paid season parking passes for the parking lot adjacent to the theater are now Sold Out. A limited number of cars will be accepted into the lot for $20 cash. Additional parking options are: street parking near the theater, parking lots on Green Street (under $15), and structures in Old Town Pasadena at various rates.
|Pre-paid parking for all six evenings - limited availability|
|Reserved covered parkingStructure next to the Auditorium||SOLD OUT|
|Accessible (ADA) parking - for those with handicap placardsSurface parking lot adjacent to the Auditorium||SOLD OUT|
- Section AA: Orchestra level Rows AA-L
- Section A: Orchestra level Rows M–W
- Section B: Balcony level Rows AA–JJ
From the West on the Pasadena Freeway (110):
Exit at Orange Grove Blvd., go North (turn left) and proceed six traffic lights to Green Street. Turn right onto Green Street and park on the street, or go on Green St. and turn right onto St. John Ave. and park on the street or in the parking structure.
From the East on the Foothill Freeway (210):
Exit at Orange Grove Blvd. via the Ventura Freeway (134). Go South (turn left) on Orange Grove, then turn left at the second traffic light onto Green Street and park on the street, or go on Green St. and turn right onto St. John Ave. and park on the street or in the parking structure.
From the Ventura Freeway (134):
Exit at Orange Grove Blvd. and proceed straight onto Colorado Blvd. Turn right at the first traffic light onto St. John Ave., and park on St. John, in the parking structure, or circle the campus and park on Green Street.
North on the Foothill Freeway (210):
Take the Colorado Blvd. exit, proceed straight onto St. John Ave., and park on St. John Ave., in the parking structure, or circle the campus and park on Green Street.