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3250 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963
United States

(772) 231-6990

Riverside Theatre is a regionally producing theatre affiliated with Actor's Equity Association, The League of Resident Theatres, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and United Scenic Artists. Riverside Children's Theatre, the educational arm of Riverside, offers classes, camps, and training opportunities in the areas of theatre, dance, music, and video for all ages on a year round basis.

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Welcome to Riverside Theatre's Distinguished Lecturer Series

The longest continuously-running lecture series in Vero Beach.

The Riverside Theatre Distinguished Lecturer Series is proud to enter is 20th season of bringing the finest and most diversified guest lecturers to one of the preeminent theatre locations on the Treasure Coast. We invite you to join us this season as we celebrate our rich and notable past, and our exciting future. Learn more about the Lecturer Series.



Vero’s premiere lecturer series is proud of its distinguished and diversified list of speakers this year. We promise you will learn, you will think, you will be stimulated, and you will be entertained. View our past speakers.


SecRETARY Ash Carter

JANUARY 22, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2015-2017)
Ash Carter, the 25th Secretary of Defense, will provide a geopolitical forecast on Asia, Russia, and other global hot spots in a changing landscape.

LECTURE TIMES: 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


The RIGHT HonOURABLE David Cameron

FEBRUARY 5, 2018

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2010-2016)
During this extraordinary and turbulent time in world affairs, the former world leader will discuss the future of globalization; Brexit; the rise of populist politicians and parties; and where we go from here.

SenATOR Phil Gramm

FEBRUARY 19, 2018

Former Head of the Senate Banking Committee
This economist and former distinguished law maker will talk about igniting a full blown economic recovery.

LECTURE TIMES: 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


AmbASSADOR Christopher Hill

MARCH 12, 2018

Former Ambassador to South Korea, Iraq, and Poland
Ambassador Hill will draw on his foreign service experience to elucidate underlying causes of global uncertainty and the implications for U.S. domestic and foreign policy.

LECTURE TIMES: 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.



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As in past years, the expertise and notoriety of our guest lecturers can lead to sold out performances. We encourage you to subscribe now to ensure your choice of performance time and seat selection.


Riverside Theatre is the preeminent entertainment venue for Vero Beach and surrounding areas. Riverside Theatre Distinguished Lecturer Series has welcomed over 80 distinguished lecturers over the past 19 years and is a major fundraiser for Riverside Theatre.