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Discounted tickets are available to most public programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library.


Discounted tickets must be purchased directly through the Folger Box Office at (202) 544–7077; student, educator, senior citizen, military, and group discounts are not available online.


Rush Tickets are offered for $30 to all Folger Theatre performances when purchased at the Folger Box Office window beginning one hour prior to the event, subject to availability.


Student Tickets are offered at a discount to most programs.


Half-priced student tickets are available during preview performances of our Folger Theatre productions. All other theatre performances have a $10 discount for students. Additionally, college students can purchase a $15 ticket to each of our "college night" performances.


Folger Consort offers $5 off for students in advance and half-priced student rush tickets available one hour prior to concerts at the door, subject to availability.


Student tickets for the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series readings are usually $20-50% off.


The PEN/Faulkner Reading Series offers a 20% discount to students, with half-priced student rush tickets available the hour prior to any reading at the box office.


Student tickets are available to Folger Lectures and Special Events on a case-by-case basis.


Educators receive $5 off of tickets for Folger Theatre, Folger Consort, and Folger Poetry tickets and 20% off of PEN/Faulkner Reading Series tickets.


Active duty members of the military and dependents can get 50% off of Folger Theatre, Folger Poetry, and PEN/Faulkner tickets through the Blue Star Theatre Program. Folger Consort offers $5 off of hte full price of any ticket with a valid military ID.


Senior Citizens over 65 can receive discounts fo $10 off Folger Theatre tickets, $5 off of Folger Consort and Folger Poetry tickets, and 20% off of PEN/Faulkner Reading Series tickets.


Folger Members are offered up to 25% off of two tickets to most programs. Members may purchase discounted tickets online at their convenience with their internet member code, by calling the box office, or by visiting the box office in person during regular window hours.


Groups of 10 or more receive discounts on tickets to most programs. Groups must purchase tickets in advance by calling (202) 675-0336.


Limited Standing Room Tickets for sold-out Folger Theatre events are generally offered for $10 or $15 and may be purchased when the box office window opens one hour before event time, subject to availability.


Please Note: Discounts must be requested at time of purchase. Please bring a valid ID with you when picking up tickets at the Folger Box Office. There are no discounts for thePEN/Faulkner Awards Ceremony, Folger Poetry seminars and suppers, academic, education, and family programs. Discounts may not be combined with any other special offers, including member prices. Senior and student discounts cannot be combined with other discounted special offers. All discounted tickets will be held at the Folger Box Office window and will be available for pick-up beginning one hour prior to the event.


All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds (except in the event of a cancellation) or exchanges.  Programs and artists are subject to change.

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