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Box Office

Tickets for Folger programs are available online, by phone, and in person. Visit our online calendar to see the list of all upcoming events and to purchase tickets. Accessibility information is available at the bottom of this page.

How to buy tickets

Online: You can buy tickets online for all Folger performances.
Discounts for students, educators, senior citizens, members of the military, and groups of 10 or more are not available for online purchases. Please see Groups and Discounts for more details.

By phone: Call the Folger box office at (202) 544-7077 during regular telephone hours (12pm – 5pm Monday through Saturday). A box office associate will be happy to assist you.

In person: The Folger box office is located in the theater lobby at the Third Street entrance of the building. The box office window is open 12pm – 5pm Monday through Saturday and one hour prior to performances.

Purchased tickets can be mailed to your address on file or held at the box office for pickup before your scheduled event. Tickets purchased one week or less before an event will be held automatically. All ticket sales are final.

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Accessibility

The Folger works diligently to meet the needs of all of our guests. To that end, we offer accessible seating and accessible parking reservations, as well as Assisted Listening Devices and open-captioned performances so that more people can better experience our programs. 

  • Accessible seating: Patrons who wish to reserve accessible seating in our Elizabethan Theatre may call the box office at (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.
     
  • Accessible parking reservations: A limited number of wheelchair 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. Call the box office at (202) 544-7077 to reserve one of these parking spaces. Parking reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.
     
  • Assisted listening devices: Our Assisted Listening Devices, which work with headphones or with T-Coil wireless transmission, are available at all performances and events in the Folger Theatre at no extra charge. These devices can be picked up at the Folger box office prior to an event on a first come, first served basis. A photo ID is required.
     
  • Open-captioned performances: Folger Theatre offers one open-captioned performance for each of its regular season productions. 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. Please see individual production pages for the scheduled open-captioned show. Call the box office at (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.

In addition to a wheelchair-accessible entrance via elevator on the west side of our historic building, there is also a wheelchair-accessible ramp in front of the Folger Theatre entrance near the corner of East Capitol and Third Streets, SE. Guests are encouraged to call our Security staff in advance at (202) 544-0309 if they anticipate any need for assistance.

We manage our accounts through our new online account management system. Setting up your account makes buying tickets easier than ever and helps us give you the best possible customer service. 

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

Subscriptions

Subscription packages are available for Folger Theatre, Folger Consort, the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series, and the PEN/Faulkner Reading Series. Subscribers enjoy significant savings, great seats, and exclusive benefits.

Seating

Groups and discounts

Discounts for performances and events at the Folger Shakespeare Library, including for students, educators, senior citizens, veterans, groups, and Folger members.