Bringing a group to the Folger is a fun and enlightening experience for everyone - whether you're bringing a school group to a School Visit Workshop, or a group of any age for a private Tour, everyone can benefit from the learning experiences we have to offer!
The students said that this was the BEST TRIP EVER!!!!
This is always my favorite trip. I look forward to bringing another group of fifth graders there next year.
- Pamela Gershkoff
"I just wanted to tell you how very much my group enjoyed their workshop at the Folger. They absolutely loved each activity and came back with a renewed interest in reading Much Ado About Nothing. We will definitely be making another reservation for next year!"
- Julia Maxey
Severna Park, MD
Docents conduct 90-minute workshops and lead school groups through activities in the Elizabethan Theatre to make Shakespeare come alive. In each school visit, students learn about Shakespeare's life, times, and work from an interactive, hands-on approach.
The school visit program is offered on select mornings throughout the year at 9:00am and 11:00am, subject to the Theatre's availability. A full list of available dates can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group size is limited to 50 participants and the fee is $75. Groups over 50 will be charged an additional "large group" fee of $50.
" Everyone, and I mean everyone, was delighted and fascinated by such an unbelievable collection. Who knew these wonderful pieces even existed. We could have all stayed another hour, at least. The docents were wonderful and so knowledgeable and patient and let me add, talented"
Group Tours for upper high school students or adults are also a great field trip idea. A standard tour covers our Exhibition Hall, Elizabethan Theatre, and Founders' Room, with an informative discussion about the history of the greatest Shakespeare collection in America. Tours of the current exhibit are available upon request.
Private group tours for groups of 15 or more may be scheduled for a base fee of $100. Group size may not exceed 60 people, and groups over 25 people will be charged additional fees.
Free, public tours are available without reservation on Monday through Friday at 11am and 3pm, on Saturday at 11am and 1pm, and Sunday at 1pm.
Bring the Folger to You!
Bring a Folger docent to your organization for an introduction to the Folger collection and to Shakespeare's life and times. This is not an interactive program, and is not recommended for students below the college level. These visits serve the Washington metro region and are scheduled on selected days for $150.