We create experiences
People experience Shakespeare and his world in startling new ways with the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Professional theater, exhibitions, lectures, concerts, family programs, podcasts, and events engage millions of people—at the Folger, on the road, and online.
We transform education
The Folger Shakespeare Library is revolutionizing the way Shakespeare is taught in classrooms, showing how the study of his work deepens knowledge and hones skills across key academic areas.
More than two million teachers and students benefit each year from professional development, lesson plans, webinars, online field trips, and the best-selling Folger Shakespeare editions. The Folger is a leader in performance-based education, which helps to build deep reading skills critical to student success.
We drive discovery
The Folger Shakespeare Library is an international center for Shakespeare scholarship and the study of the early modern period.
We welcome researchers who use our collection to advance knowledge across dozens of fields. We collaborate with other research institutions to expand access, foster exploration, and share knowledge.
Through fellowships, seminars, publications, lectures, and partnerships, we advance the study of Shakespeare and his world.