Student Matinees

The Folger offers special matinees so that students can experience the excitement of live theater. Students will attend a full-length, weekday Folger Theatre performance that begins at 10:30 am, then participate in a post-show discussion with members of the cast. Tickets to student matinees are $25 per person and are sold on a “first come, first served” basis. For inquiries and reservations, please contact the Box Office Associate for Group Sales, Amanda Duchemin, at (202) 675-0336 or

Group tickets for student matinee performances are available for reservation starting Monday, June 13 at 10:00am.

2016–2017 Season Student Matinees

Sense and Sensibility

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016


Reason and passion collide in Jane Austen’s beloved tale of sisterhood and romance. When sudden financial straits force the Dashwood family to move to a distant cottage, the sisters become ensnared in heart-wrenching romances.

As You Like It

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017


The lovely Rosalind is banished to the Forest of Arden and discovers a world of passion and possibility. Enchantment abounds in this Shakespeare comedy as chance encounters blossom into an exploration of beauty and the complexities of young love.

Timon of Athens

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Timon, a wealthy aristocrat, squanders his money on lavish parties and expensive gifts. When his riches are unexpectedly lost, he is abandoned and ignored by his friends. Materialism, money, and the bonds of friendship are explored in Shakespeare’s tragic satire.