Welcome to the Folger Shakespeare Library!

Join us for The Wonder of Will, celebrating Shakespeare and his extraordinary legacy through special events, exhibitions, performances, and more!
The 2017 Folger Gala, our largest fundraiser of the year, will be held Monday, April 3 and will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Folger Theatre.
Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, the Folger is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection—the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. We provide access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations.

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  • As You Like It "will sweep you off your feet"

    "All the world's a stage" in Shakespeare's seductive comedy filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity. The Washington Post calls the show "touching and funny."

  • Starry Messenger

    Folger Consort celebrates the age of revelations with music of the spheres, featuring renowned soprano Julianne Baird.