Welcome to the Folger Shakespeare Library!

Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, the Folger is a world-renowned research center on Shakespeare and on the early modern age in the West. Its conservation lab is a leading innovator in the preservation of rare materials. Its well-known public programs include plays, concerts, literary readings, family activities, and exhibitions, as well as numerous K–12 and college programs for students and teachers. Advanced scholars participate in a variety of Folger Institute seminars and colloquia.

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  • May 12 – June 28

    Now Extended! In a world where heads always wins and pirates can happen to anyone, this fabulously inventive, existentialist tragicomedy thrusts two of Shakespeare’s most incidental characters into the limelight.

  • The Reviews are In!

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, running through June 28, is a hit! 

  • Subscriptions Now On Sale

    Folger Theatre's 2015/16 season has been announced; join us as a subscriber for A Year of Wonder.

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