Tickets for Folger programs are available online, by phone, and in person. Visit our online calendar to see the list of all upcoming events and to purchase tickets. Accessibility information is available at the bottom of this page.

How to buy tickets

You can buy tickets online for all Folger performances.
Discounts for students, educators, senior citizens, members of the military, and groups of 10 or more are not available for online purchases. To apply any of these discounts, please call our box office at (202) 544-7077 where a box office associate would be happy to help you. 
By phone

Call the Folger box office at (202) 544-7077.

Regular telephone hours
12pm – 5pm, Monday through Saturday
Extended hours, Jan 14 – Mar 1
12pm – 8pm, on all performance days except Feb 2 (open 12-5pm)
The Folger box office is located in the theater lobby at the Third Street entrance of the building.
Regular hours
12pm – 5pm, Monday through Saturday
Extended hours
On evenings with performances, the box office window reopens one hour before the performance start time. On Sundays with performances, the box office window is open 12–5pm and 6–7pm.
Tickets purchased one week or less before an event will be held automatically. 
We manage our accounts through the Tessitura ticketing system. Create your account today for the best possible customer service. 
Children under the age of four are not permitted in the theater.
All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds except in the event of a cancellation. Programs and artists are subject to change.


The Folger works diligently to meet the needs of all of our guests. To that end, we offer accessible seating and accessible parking reservations, as well as Assisted Listening Devices and open-captioned performances so that more people can better experience our programs. 
  • Accessible seating: Patrons who wish to reserve accessible seating in the Folger Theatre may call the box office at (202) 544-7077. A box office associate will be happy to find the best seat location for you. Please let our staff know if you may need assistance entering the building or if is anything else we can do to make your experience comfortable.
  • Accessible parking, for visitors displaying the international symbol of accessibility:

    Daytime Visitors
    There are three public accessible parking spaces in front of the theater entrance near East Capitol and Third Streets, SE. They are available Monday–Friday from 7am–6:30pm on a first come, first served basis. 

    Evening and Weekend Visitors
    In addition to the public accessible spaces in front of the theater entrance, there is limited onsite accessible parking available on a first come, first served basis for patrons attending public programming. To request a space, please contact the Folger Box Office as far in advance as possible at or (202) 544–7077. 

  • Assisted listening devices: Our Assisted Listening Devices, which work with headphones or with T-Coil wireless transmission, are available at all performances and events in the Folger Theatre at no extra charge. These devices can be picked up at the Folger box office prior to an event on a first come, first served basis. A photo ID is required.
  • Open-captioned performances: Folger Theatre offers two open-captioned performances for each of its regular season productions. Open captioning makes live theater performances accessible by using a non-intrusive caption board at the front of the stage which scrolls the entire text of the production in real time. Folger Theatre offers two open-captioned performances for each of its productions: 
    1 Henry IV
    Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2pm and 7pm

    Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2pm and 7pm
    Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2pm and 7pm

    Call the box office at (202) 544-7077 to ask a box office associate about the best seat locations from which to see the caption board. Folger Theatre’s open-captioned performances are generously sponsored by Vinton and Sigrid Cerf. 
In addition to a wheelchair-accessible entrance via elevator on the west side of our historic building, there is also a wheelchair-accessible ramp in front of the Folger Theatre entrance near the corner of East Capitol and Third Streets, SE. Guests are encouraged to call our Security staff in advance at (202) 544-0309 if they anticipate any need for assistance.


Subscription packages are available for Folger Theatre, Folger Consort, the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series, and select pre-performance discussions. Subscribers enjoy significant savings, great seats, and exclusive benefits.


Find your seat at Folger Theatre with a seating chart and additional information.

Groups Tickets

Groups of 10 or more receive discounts on tickets to most programs. Groups must purchase tickets in advance by calling the box office at (202) 544-7077 or by e-mailing