COVID-19 Updates

The safety and health of our community are of utmost importance to us.

We offer many of our programs and activities online, from performances and readings to book clubs, seminars, and teacher workshops—over Zoom, on YouTube, live on Instagram. In addition, we produce numerous digital resources, from blogs and podcast to the text of the Folger Shakespeare Editions.

Upcoming events & programs  |  Digital experiences & resources

As we resume in-person events, we are committed to providing safe venues for our audiences, artists, and staff. Since we’re on the road during our multi-year building renovation, we’re developing COVID-19 protocols together with our partner institutions. 

In person COVID-19 safety protocols

Who to contact for questions about …

Ticketed events and subscriptions
Folger Box Office at (202) 544–7077 or

Scholarly programs and fellowships
Folger Institute at

Family programs and education programs
Folger Education at

Folger membership and benefits

The Wonder of Will: The Campaign for the Folger Shakespeare Library

For questions about events or programs not listed here, or more information about any Folger programs or resources, please contact us at

The Folger will post any updates to its operating status and plans on our website at We will email patrons with changes to any ticketed events and share updates on social media.

While visiting our website, please make note of future events and explore our online resources, including blogs, the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast, The Folger Shakespeare, and our digital collection. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Folger employees

Most of the Folger staff are working remotely, with access to email and able to respond to messages as usual. Communications by mail (including the processing and receipting of gifts) will be limited and responses will be delayed by a minimum of two weeks.


This page was updated November 16, 2021

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