Accessibility

Accessibility

The Folger is dedicated to providing access to all our patrons. 
 

Parking

Daytime visitors
An accessible parking space is located in front of the Folger Theatre entrance near the corner of East Capitol and Third Streets, SE.
 
Evening and weekend visitors
A limited number of accessible parking spaces are available for reservation directly in front of the Folger Theatre entrance on East Capitol Street and in Puck Circle, the Folger’s semicircular private driveway with easy access to the building’s elevator.  Visitors with vehicles displaying the international symbol of accessibility may park in these spaces with a reservation. Contact the box office at folgerboxoffice@folger.edu or (202) 544-7077 to reserve one of these parking spaces. Parking reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.
 

Building Access

A ramp is available for entrance to the building at the corner of East Capitol and Third Streets, SE, and all public facilities are accessible by wheelchair. A security guard is on call at the entrance to escort patrons to their destination. Service animals are welcome.
 

Theater Seating

Patrons who wish to reserve accessible seating in our Elizabethan Theatre may contact the box office at folgerboxoffice@folger.edu or (202) 544-7077. A box office associate will be happy to find the best seat location for you. Please let our staff know if you may need assistance entering the building or if is anything else we can do to make your experience comfortable.
 

Special Performances 

Assisted listening devices
Our Assisted Listening Devices, which work with headphones or with T-Coil wireless transmission, are available at all performances and events at no extra charge. These devices can be picked up at the box office prior to an event on a first come, first served basis. A photo ID is required.
 
Open-captioned performances
Open captioning makes live theater performances accessible by using a non-intrusive caption board at the front of the stage which scrolls the entire text of the production in real time. 
 
Folger Theatre offers one open-captioned performance for each of its regular season productions: 
 
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Sun, Feb 28, 2pm
Reduced Shakespeare Company’s William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play: Sun, May 1, 2pm
District Merchants: Sun, July 3, 2pm
 
For information about the best seat locations from which to see the caption board, contact the box office at folgerboxoffice@folger.edu or (202) 544-7077 to ask a box office associate about the best seat locations from which to see the caption board. 
 
Folger Theatre’s open-captioned performances are generously sponsored by Vinton and Sigrid Cerf.