Get to know the Folger Shakespeare Library: our world-renowned collection, exhibitions and performances, research and education initiatives, and more.
Learn about Shakespeare and his world as we open up the Folger collection and go behind-the-scenes with curators, conservators, and other experts. Step into an exciting world of theater, music, and poetry. Walk alongside teachers who are bringing Shakespeare to the next generation. Hear from donors, board members, volunteers, and others who are dedicated to the Folger mission.
After more than a year of preparation, a massive tree just moved 100 feet across the Folger landscape, marking the start of a building renovation that will add exhibition galleries, collaborative research spaces, and more.
Both familiar and eerily different, the Folger's landmark production of Macbeth — a 17th-century adaptation of Shakespeare's bloody tragedy — offers new ideas for scholarly research and modern performance.