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Friends of the Folger

Become a Friend of the Folger and participate in our educational and cultural programs, theater, music, special events, and all that this world-class center for learning and the arts has to offer.


Your membership helps us to share the Folger collection, while preserving and expanding it. It helps to support innovative education and outreach programs, from the Folger stage to the classroom and online. And it helps to underwrite our cultural offerings, while entitling you to discounted tickets to many of these outstanding presentations.


Your membership ensures that the Folger and its vital programs continue to flourish.


Levels and Benefits:


Individual ($75) or Dual/Family ($100) 100% tax-deductible


  • $10 off single tickets to Folger Theatre performances.
  • $5 off single tickets to Folger Consort performances.
  • 50% discount on up to four single tickets to lectures and selected OB Hardison Poetry Series readings.
  • 10% off in the Folger Gift Shop every day, plus 20% off during holiday shopping days.


  • Gallery Talks: World-renowned scholars who curate Folger exhibitions offer in-depth looks at the items and themes of our current exhibitions. Members are then allowed to view the exhibition after-hours where curators and Folger staff will be on-hand to answer any questions.
  • Exhibition Tours: A guided tour of each exhibition led by Folger staff.
  • Gathering of Friends: A chance for members to meet those who make the Folger the exciting place that it is today — scholars, authors, actors, directors, and educators.
  • Member Appreciation Weekend: Two days of one-of-a-kind events, such as: workshops in swordplay, poetry, and quill writing; viewing of staff favorites from the Folger collection; a discussion with the cast of a Folger Theatre production; and tours of our art collections and conservation laboratory.


  • Year subscription to Folger Magazine.
  • Year subscription to E-News with information on upcoming Folger programs.
  • Become a member online now!

Sustainer ($250) $200 tax-deductible

All of the above, plus

  • Exhibition Openings: Be among the first to see each exhibition, while enjoying a reception and remarks from our staff and curators.
  • Recognition in our Annual Report.
  • Become a member online now!

Patron ($500) $440 tax-deductible

All of the above, plus

  • Invitation for two to an exclusive open rehearsal of a Folger Consort performance.
  • Two beverage coupons for use at a Folger Theatre or Folger Consort performance.
  • One complimentary membership to share with a friend.
  • Become a member online now!


Supporter ($1,000) $940 tax-deductible

All of the above, plus

  • 50% discount on two tickets to each of three Folger Theatre season main stage productions.
  • Two complimentary memberships to share with friends.
  • Become a member online now!


National/International ($50) 100% tax-deductible

If you live beyond a 200-mile radius of Washington, DC, this special membership category gives you all the benefits of Individual Membership except for invitations to local events.

Become a member online now!


Student ($35) 100% tax-deductible

All the benefits of Individual Membership are extended to full-time students enrolled at an accredited educational institution.

Become a member online now!


Gift Memberships

A membership to the Folger makes a thoughtful and generous gift. View the different levels of membership and their corresponding benefits above. If you join the Folger at the Patron Member ($500) level, you will have the opportunity to give a $100 membership to a friend at no cost.

Purchase a gift membership online.

Conservators lead members on a tour of the new Werner Gundersheimer Conservation Lab

Founders' Room Tour

Exhibition Opening

Folger Gala

Additional Information

For more information, contact:

Tiffany FitzGerald

Membership and

Annual Fund Manager

(202) 675-0359

Become a Friend in February to enter a special drawing!

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