Welcome to the Folger Shakespeare Library!

Join us in 2016 for The Wonder of Will, celebrating Shakespeare and his extraordinary legacy through special events, exhibitions (including First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare), performances, and more!
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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  • Extended through November 13th!

    Reason and passion collide in Jane Austen’s beloved tale of sisterhood and romance. When sudden financial straits force the Dashwood family to move to a distant cottage, sisters Elinor (Maggie McDowell) and Marianne (Erin Weaver) become ensnared in heart-wrenching romances. 

  • Flexible Packages Available Through Nov. 13

    Our 25th anniversary season features amazing productions of Sense and Sensibility, As You Like It, and Timon of Athens. WIth our new flexible packages, you can choose the date and time to our shows and enjoy all of the savings and benefits of being a Folger subscriber. 

  • Roomful of Teeth performs on Nov. 20

    Roomful of Teeth, the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble, performs a musical celebration of Shakespeare, including a Folger commission by Pulitizer Prize-winnning composer Caroline Shaw inspired by The Tempest. The new work captures the sound of Prospero and Caliban’s island using human voices. 

  • Tyehimba Jess and Robin Coste Lewis at The Phillips Collection

    Two poets respond to seminal artist Jacob Lawrence's 60-panel masterpiece Migration Series on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30pm. Ticketholders may view the exhibition prior to the reading.

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