The Renaissance Circles

Become a member of The Renaissance Circles and experience the best that the Folger Shakespeare Library has to offer. You will be supporting one of the nation's leading cultural institutions and, at the same time, you will enjoy exciting membership benefits and privileges designed to bring you even closer to the Library and its programs. Join online below or print and fill out our membership form.

Levels and Benefits

The Conservators' Circle ($1,500) $1,212 tax-deductible

Special benefits include:

  • Annual Renaissance Circles Program and Dinner: An invitation for two to attend an evening of enlightening presentations from Folger staff, curators, and artists, followed by an intimate dinner in the Reading Room.
  • An invitation for two to each Folger Theatre opening night, featuring a reception with the cast and director.
  • Be among the first to see each exhibition, while enjoying a reception and remarks from our staff and curators.
  • Gallery talks: World-renowned scholars who curate Folger exhibitions offer in-depth discussion, followed by an after-hours viewing of the exhibition.
  • Member Appreciation Weekend: Two days of events and tours with “behind-the-scenes” access to the library and Folger programs.
  • Private tour for four of the conservation lab with a conservator (by request).
  • Invitation for two to an exclusive open rehearsal of a Folger Consort performance.
  • Two complimentary memberships to share with friends.
  • Ticket discounts, including: 50% discount on two tickets to each of three Folger Theatre season main stage productions and $10 off single tickets after first two to Folger Theatre performances, $5 off single tickets to Folger Consort performances, 50% discount on up to four single tickets to lectures and selected O.B. Hardison Poetry Series readings.
  • 10% off in the Folger gift shop every day, plus 20% off during holiday shopping days.
  • Recognition in our annual report.

Join the Conservators' Circle

The Curators' Circle ($2,500) $2,192 tax-deductible

All of the above, plus...

  • Curatorial consultation (by request)
  • Special invitations to private events with Folger curators
  • Complimentary exhibition catalogs and other Folger publications

Join the Curators' Circle

The Librarian's Circle ($5,000) $4,637 tax-deductible

All of the above, plus...

  • Vault tour and tea for four with a Folger librarian
  • Complimentary copy of Infinite Variety, award-winning book about the Folger Library
  • Founders' Room privileges for up to ten guests prior to a Library event (by reservation and subject to availability)
  • Parking in the Folger's Puck Circle for after-hour events (subject to availability)

Join the Librarian's Circle

The Director's Circle ($10,000) $9,617 tax-deductible

All of the above, plus...

  • Vault tour and lunch for four with the Director (by request)
  • Invitations to private tours
  • Invitations to exclusive dinners and receptions

Join the Director's Circle