Family Programs

Shakespeare’s plays are for everyone!

Folger offers programs for all ages and encourages families to experience Shakespeare’s language together.

Explore Shakespeare for Kids for online activities and resources

Shake Up Your Saturday

Shake Up Your Saturday is a free program that takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Designed by our Education division, they are led by our experienced team of educators, docents, and teaching artists.

Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun!

Important Announcement:

Due to the Folger's upcoming building renovation project, we will be on the road and out in the community with our Family Programs! Keep checking back for updates, details, and more programs as they are announced.

y Tale or History

Explore what it means to be a legendary leader or a menacing monarch in Shakespeare’s plays.

Saturday, April 4, 2020  |  CANCELED

10AM- 11AM: Recommended Ages 4-7
11AM-12PM: Recommended Ages 7-11

Location: Congressional Cemetery (Chapel)
1801 E Street, Southeast
Washington, DC. 20003


Lincoln and Macbeth

Dive into Lincoln's favorite play, Macbeth!

Saturday, May 2, 2020  |  CANCELED

10AM-11AM: Recommended Ages 4-7
11AM-12PM: Recommended Ages 7-11

Location: President Lincoln's Cottage
Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road NW
Washington DC, 20011


Lines So Richly Spun

Become part of a living sonnet while learning about rhyme, rhythm, and imagery.

Saturday, June 6, 2020 | CANCELED

10AM-11AM: Recommended Ages 4-7 
11AM-12PM: Recommended Ages 7-11 

Location: Congressional Cemetery (Chapel)
1801 E Street, Southeast
Washington, DC. 20003


Questions? Contact Maryam Trowell at