talks & debates

Seven Things I've Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date.

Ira Glass, the creator, producer and host of This American Life and one of the foremost storytellers of our time, pulls back the curtain on the creative process.

What inspires him to create? What drives his passion? How have failures and successes informed his decisions?

Using audio clips, music, and video, Glass shares lessons from his life and career in storytelling in an illuminating talk.

Glass launched weekly public radio program This American Life in 1995. It is now heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations, and another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast.

We live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing.
Ira Glass

Dates & times

27 Jun 2021
Approximate run time: 150 mins
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Royal Festival Hall


£40 - £75
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£40, £50, £75


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Content warning
The show may contain themes of an adult nature. Parental guidance may be required.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

Event information
The talk is followed by a Q&A.