Home
Shop  |  Calendar  |  Join  |  Buy Tickets  |  Hamnet  |  Site Rental  |  Press Room  
  
About UsWhat's OnUse the CollectionDiscover ShakespeareTeach & LearnFolger InstituteSupport Us
 

Calendar



August 2014
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            

Choose a date on the calendar to view What's On for that day.

Search calendar by:
 *
 *
* required

Related Links
Box Office
Plan Your Visit
Directions
   
  Search results based on the following criteria:
August 2014


Family Program

Reading Room Tours | Saturdays  FREE

August 3, 2013–December 31, 2014    Noon–1pm
Folger Old Reading Room

Tour our historic Reading Rooms. View paintings from our Shakespeare collection, Nicola d'Ascenzo's stained-glass window inspired by Jacques's "Seven Ages of Man" speech from As You Like It,  a bust of Shakespeare based on his memorial in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford, and sixteenth and seventeenth-century Flemish tapestries.

Reserve your spot!

Tickets: Free

 

Lectures

Elizabethan Garden Tour  

April 6–October 31, 2014    10am
Folger Elizabethan Garden

Garden tours are offered at 10am and 11am on the first and third Saturday of each month, April through October.
The Elizabethan Garden is open year-round, Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and before most Folger performances.

Explore our garden, inspired by herbal references in Shakespeare's plays and also incorporating plants popular in his time, including lavender, creeping thyme, and English ivy; a knot garden; and Shakespearean statues by American sculptor Greg Wyatt. Folger docents offer insights into plantings, Elizabethan customs, and more.

Tickets: Free

 

Exhibition

Symbols of Honor: Heraldry and Family History in Shakespeare's England  FREE

July 1–October 26, 2014
10am–5pm Monday–Saturday
12pm–5pm Sunday
Folger Great Hall

Curators: Nigel Ramsay & Heather Wolfe

Explore the working papers of the most influential heralds from Shakespeare’s time, the earliest brand consultants and trademark protectors. These manuscripts—including the grants of arms to Shakespeare’s father (on loan from the College of Arms)—reveal heraldry's growing importance in matters of status and honor, and how it shaped modern genealogy.

Tickets: FREE

 

Family Program

Shake Up Your Saturdays: We Are Shakespeare  FREE

August 2, 2014    10am–11am
Folger Haskell Center

Explore Shakespeare's language; own it and find yourself in his words.

Recommended ages: 6-12

Reserve your spot

Ages: 6 — 12

Tickets: Free

 

Lectures

"Macbeth" Screening at the Carter Barron Amphitheater  FREE

August 23, 2014    8:15pm
Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave, NW, Washington DC 20011

Experience the thrill of the Folger Theatre’s sold-out 2008 production of "Macbeth" at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park. Directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner and recorded before a rapt audience in the Folger's intimate Elizabethan Theatre, this "supernatural horror thriller” showcases the inventive magic of Teller and is a perfect night out for Shakespeare novices or for anyone looking for brilliant new insights into a classic.

Tickets: Free

 



Bookmark and Share   
 
     Copyright & Policies   |   Sitemap   |   Contact Us   |   About This Site
RSS   
 
  Address:
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Get directions »

Federal Tax ID #04-2103542
    Hours:
PublicReading Room
10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday8:45am to 4:45pm, Monday through Friday
12pm to 5pm, Sunday9am to noon and 1pm to 4:30pm, Saturday
    Phone:
Main: 202 544 4600
Box Office: 202 544 7077
Fax: 202 544 4623