Discounted tickets are available for most events at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Discounted tickets must be purchased directly through the Folger Box Office by phone at (202) 544-7077 or in person. Discounts are not available online, with the exception of Folger member discounts. Discounts and special offers may not be combined.
Discounts must be requested at the time of purchase. A valid ID is required to confirm student, educator, and military discount tickets when picked up at the Folger Box Office prior to the event. If you purchased a 30 and Under ticket, we will verify your age with a government issued ID when you pick up your ticket.
Below is a full list of discounts. Ask a box office associate for the most up-to-date information.
- Half-priced student tickets are available during preview performances of Folger Theatre productions. All other theatre performances have a $10 discount for students. Additionally, college students can purchase $15 tickets to each of our “College Night” performances.
- Folger Consort offers $5 off for students in advance. Half-priced student rush tickets are available one hour prior to concerts at the door, subject to availability.
- Student tickets for the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series readings are usually 20-50% off.
- The PEN/Faulkner Reading Series offers a 20% discount to students, with half-priced student rush tickets available one hour prior to concerts at the door, subject to availability.
- Student discounts are available for lectures and special events on a case-by-case basis.
30 & Under discounts:
- All patrons ages 30 years and under may purchase discounted tickets to Folger Theatre productions.
- During previews, all 30 & Under tickets are $30. After previews, 30 & Under tickets are $25 for C-price and partial view, $30 for B-price, and $40 for A-price.
- Tickets may be ordered in-person or by phone.
- Phone orders are subject to a handling fee and all sales are final. 30 & Under tickets cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
- Tickets are subject to availability and there is a limit of two discounted tickets per household. A valid ID listing proof of age must be shown for each 30 & Under ticket purchased. Failure to show proof of age for each ticket purchased will result in a surcharge for a full price ticket.
- Groups are not eligible for 30 & Under tickets, however group discounts are available by calling (202) 675-0336.
- 30 & Under patrons are eligible to receive ticket discounts to other Folger public programs, invitations to special events, and the opportunity to meet Folger actors and other young patrons at the Brews and Banter discussion series.
- Educators receive $5 off the full price of any ticket for Folger Theatre, Folger Consort, and O.B. Hardison Poetry Series tickets and 20% off of PEN/Faulkner Reading Series tickets.
Senior citizen discounts:
- Seniors over 65 can receive discounts of $10 off the full cost of Folger Theatre tickets, $5 off Folger Consort and O.B. Hardison Poetry Series tickets, and 20% off PEN/Faulkner Reading Series tickets.
Folger Shakespeare Library has a long standing commitment to the military personnel in our community and we welcome you to our theater.
Veterans, active duty members of the military, and dependents can receive 50% off Folger Theatre, Folger Consort, O.B. Hardison Poetry Series, PEN/Faulkner Reading Series, and selected other event tickets through our participation in the Blue Star Theatre Program.
Please visit our season calendar to find out what is playing and then contact the Box Office and identify yourself as military personnel.
Discounted tickets are based on availability. You must present a valid military issued ID when picking up tickets.
Blue Star Theatres is a program of Blue Star Families and Theatre Communications Group.
Folger member discounts:
- As a benefit of membership, Folger members are offered up to 25% off of up to four tickets to most programs. Members may purchase discounted tickets online at their convenience with their internet member code, by calling the box office, or by visiting the box office in person during regular window hours.
- Groups of 10 or more receive discounts on tickets to most programs. Groups must purchase tickets in advance by calling (202) 675-0336. For more information on group sales, visit our Group Sales page.
- Partial view seats: Discounted partial view tickets are available for Folger Theatre and Folger Consort performances. Partial view ticket prices range from $25–35. A box office associate can describe the view from all partial view seats, which are never more than 30% obscured.
- Rush tickets: Discounted rush tickets are available for most Folger programs, subject to availability, an hour before the event. Rush tickets must be picked up in person at the box office window. Folger Theatre rush tickets cost 50% of the original ticket price. Rush ticket prices for other programs may vary.
- Standing room tickets: A limited number of discounted standing room tickets are made available for purchase in person at the box office window an hour prior to any sold-out Folger Theatre event. Standing room tickets prices range from $10–15. Please note that by purchasing a standing room ticket you understand that you will stand at the back of the orchestra section for the entire event.