Update: Altria Theater seating for Michelle Obama at The Richmond Forum has sold-out. Seating at $30 for simulcast tickets at the Carpenter Center at Dominion Energy Center is still available.


Previous from Dec. 2:

Former first lady Michelle Obama is headed to Richmond in March as part of The Richmond Forum speaker series.

Obama’s appearance is kind of a bonus event for the Forum’s 2019-2020 season, whose five speakers were announced in April.

“A Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama” was announced at the end of the Forum’s first 2019-20 event on Nov. 9, which featured sports commentator Bob Costas.

Tickets to the Obama event were first opened to Richmond Forum season subscribers through Dec. 1. A limited number of tickets will be available to the general public on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Prospective attendees must be signed up for The Richmond Forum’s email list to receive the purchase link. Sign up at richmondforum.org/email.

There are different levels available: $30 for seating in the simulcast room, which is in the Altria Theater ballroom with four big screens (not the actual theater). And $55 to $225 for seating in the theater, which accommodates 3,600. The $30 simulcast tickets will also be available for the Dominion Energy Center.

The Michelle Obama special event benefits speech and debate programs in public middle and high schools in the Richmond area.

Now in its 34th season, The Richmond Forum is a speaker series organized by a local nonprofit of the same name.

The rest of its 34th season features Dave Isay of StoryCorps, Catherine Burns of The Moth and Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York; Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and the author of “Just Mercy”; Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan and a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist; and Vijay Gupta, founder of Street Symphony.

Tickets to “A Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama” are in addition to the sold-out 34th season. The event takes place March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Altria Theater at 6 N. Laurel St.

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