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3250 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963
United States

(772) 231-6990

Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL 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 its 21st 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.


January 28, 2019

Admiral (RET.) James Stavridis
Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander

“Global Security: Obstacles and Challenges for Leadership”

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


February 11, 2019

Mitch Daniels, Jr.
President of Purdue University and former Governor of Indiana

“Greater Affordability, Accessibility and Accountability in Higher Education.”

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


FEBRUARY 25, 2019

Kimberley Strassel
Member, Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal

“Inside the Trump Presidency”

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


March 11, 2019

Due To Federal Law,
the 4th speaker
cannot be announced
until mid-January
Watch our website
for the announcement!

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 20 years and is a major fundraiser for Riverside Theatre.