A limited number of wheelchair-accessible parking is available in front of the Folger's theater entrance near the corner of East Capitol and Third Streets, SE. Visitors with vehicles displaying the international symbol of accessibility may park in this space. Security staff, available at (202) 675-0309, can offer personal assistance where necessary. Guests must call in advance to reserve a space.
Security staff, available at (202) 675-0309, can walk guests to the handicapped-accessible entrance in the rear of the building. Guests are encouraged to call in advance.
Visitors and audience members who wish to reserve accessible seating in the Elizabethan Theatre may call the Folger Box Office at (202) 544–7077. Please let the Box Office staff know if you may need assistance entering the building or if there are any other matters related to accessibility with which they can help.
Assisted Listening Devices
Assisted listening devices are available at all Folger performances in limited quantity at no additional charge.
Open captioning makes live theatre performances accessible for the estimated 30 million audience members in the United States who hearing impaired and deaf. By using a non-intrusive caption board at the front of the stage which scrolls the entire text of the production, open captioning provides enjoyment for audience members who are not self-identified as hearing impaired or who merely wish to catch a missed word or phrase. The "passive assistance" nature of open captioning allows patrons to enjoy captioning discretely, as part of the general audience without requiring special equipment or knowledge of American Sign Language.
Folger Theatre’s open-captioned performances are generously sponsored by Vinton and Sigrid Cerf.
Folger Theatre offers one open-captioned performance—the 2pm show on the 5th Sunday of the run—for each of its productions. The 2014/15 season performance dates include:
Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2pm
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2pm
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2pm
Call the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077 to reserve seats or for additional information.