Folger Gala

Please join us for the 2023 Folger Gala!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for an elegant and entertaining evening celebrating all things Folger.

The Folger Shakespeare Library's annual gala is our largest and most significant fundraiser of the year, providing support to the Folger and its impact driving discovery, transforming education, and creating experiences.

We hope you will join us for this special evening in support of the Folger.


Saturday, April 29, 2023


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Washington, DC


Purchase a gala ticket

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Gala Co-Chairs

Richard and Peggy Batchelder

Honorary Co-Chairs

Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, The British Ambassador, and Sir Charles Roxburgh KCB

Learn more about levels and benefits

Please note: The Folger is requiring that all attendees of the 2023 Gala provide proof of full vaccination upon entry. We recognize that COVID-19 mitigation strategies continue to evolve. We will keep this space updated with any changes to these guidelines. 

Please contact Elizabeth Stevens at or 202.675.0359 should you have any questions or concerns. 

Watch performances from the 2021 Folger Gala.