Student Room

Students: Attend the forum!

Each season, over 500 area students participate in Richmond Forum programs in our Student Room. Students are able to view our sold-out programs and have the inspiring opportunity to interact directly with our speakers.

Students and their chaperones are expected to arrive at the Altria Theater by 7:00 PM and be seated in the Student Room by 7:15 PM for the moderator to provide an introduction to the Student Room experience, and to start a discussion about the evening’s speaker(s) and topic.

Schools and/or chaperones are responsible for arranging their own transportation. Student Room participation is limited to 20 seats per school per program.

A typical night in the Student Room goes as follows:

7:00 PMDoors Open
7:15 PM
Opening Discussion
Students and chaperones should be seated by this time.
7:30 PM
Speaker Visit and Q&A
This is your chance to ask questions of our speaker(s)!
8:00 PMForum Presentation
9:00 PMIntermission
9:15 PMAudience Q&A
10:00 PMProgram Ends

Support Our Student Programs

Your gift empowers the next generation of Richmond’s leaders by sustaining our student programs, which include the Student Room, Scholars program, and Richmond Forum Speech & Debate Initiative.

110 South 15th Street
Suite B
Richmond, VA 23219

Office: (804) 330-3993
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm
Program Day: 10am – noon

Presenting powerful voices so Richmond can learn. Empowering local voices so Richmond can lead.

The Richmond Forum and its partners are proud to support the Richmond Forum Speech & Debate Initiative, a community initiative to bring speech & debate programs to all of our region’s public schools.

The Richmond Forum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization.

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