Accessibility

The Folger is dedicated to providing access to all our patrons. 

 

Building Access

A ramp is available for entrance to the building at the corner of East Capitol and Third Streets, SE, and all public facilities are accessible by wheelchair. A security guard is on call at the entrance to escort patrons to their destination. Service animals are welcome.
 

Parking

For visitors displaying the international symbol of accessibility:
 
Daytime Visitors
There are three public accessible parking spaces in front of the theater entrance near East Capitol and Third Streets, SE. They are available Monday–Friday from 7am–6:30pm on a first come, first served basis. 
 
Evening and Weekend Visitors
In addition to the public accessible spaces in front of the theater entrance, there is limited onsite accessible parking available on a first come, first served basis for patrons attending public programming. To request a space, please contact the Folger Box Office as far in advance as possible at folgerboxoffice@folger.edu or (202) 544–7077. 
 

Theater Seating

Patrons who wish to reserve accessible seating in our theater may contact the box office at folgerboxoffice@folger.edu or (202) 544–7077. A box office associate will be happy to find the best seat location for you. Please let our staff know if you may need assistance entering the building or if there is anything else we can do to make your experience comfortable.
 

Special Performances 

Assisted listening devices
Our assisted listening devices, which work with headphones or with T-Coil wireless transmission, are available at all performances and events at no extra charge. These devices can be picked up at the box office prior to an event on a first come, first served basis. A photo ID is required.
 
Open-captioned performances
Open-captioning makes live theater performances accessible by using a non-intrusive caption board at the front of the stage which scrolls the entire text of the production in real time. 
 
Folger Theatre offers two open-captioned performances for each of its productions: 
 
1 Henry IV
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2pm and 7pm

Amadeus
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2pm and 7pm
 
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2pm and 7pm
 
For information about the best seat locations from which to see the caption board, contact the box office at folgerboxoffice@folger.edu or (202) 544–7077. 
 
Folger Theatre’s open-captioned performances are generously sponsored by Vinton and Sigrid Cerf.