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Announcing Folger Theatre’s 2023 | 24 Season!

2023 | 24 subscriptions now on sale!

Thank you for taking the journey with Folger Theatre as we’ve been out “on the road.” We’ve been having a great time, thanks to you! Now, it’s time to bring that joy back home.

In the upcoming Folger Theatre season, you will experience the newly renovated Folger Shakespeare Library and all it has to offer: our new exhibition halls which will display all 82 of our First Folios together for the first time; gardens filled with plants from Shakespeare’s plays and time; new and more restrooms; and places to eat, drink, and gather together. Especially exciting is that Folger Theatre will return to its historic space!

Now is the time to renew your Folger Theatre subscription

Subscriber benefits

  • The best seats at the best price
  • Free, no-fee ticket exchanges
  • Ticket discounts to other programs including Folger Music, the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series and other Folger events
  • Emails with more content, information, and special invitations

Explore the 2023 | 24 season!

The Winter’s Tale

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tamilla Woodard

October 24 – December 3, 2023

With the magic and fantastical elements of a fairy tale, Shakespeare’s astonishing romance is a thrilling journey filled with emotional depth, extreme behavior, complex relationships—and a bear in pursuit. A tribute to the magic of storytelling, The Winter’s Tale presents a rich tapestry of love, strife, hope, human folly, and resurrection. The exhilarating journey, staged by Tamilla Woodard (the director of Baltimore Center Stage’s world premiere of Where We Stand by Donetta Lavinia Gray), brings with it the power of forgiveness, redemption, and revelation.

Where We Belong

By Madeline Sayet
Directed by Mei Ann Teo

February 15 – March 10, 2024
In association with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

In 2015, Mohegan theater-maker Madeline Sayet travelled to England to pursue a PhD in Shakespeare, there she finds a country that refuses to acknowledge its ongoing role in colonialism, just as the Brexit vote threatens to further disengage the UK from the wider world. In this stirring solo piece, Madeline echoes a journey to England braved by her Native ancestors in the 1700s following treaty betrayals—and forces us to consider what it means to belong in an increasingly globalized world.

Following its world premiere in June 2021—presented by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and the Folger Shakespeare Library—Where We Belong has enjoyed a successful national tour, with performances at Philadelphia Theatre Company, the Goodman Theatre, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Public Theater, Portland Center Stage, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.


By Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Psalmayene 24

May 7 – June 16, 2024

Ovid’s classic tales come to astonishing life in Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation where gods and mortals experience love, loss, and transformation. Juxtaposing the mythic and the modern, the stories of Aphrodite, Midas, Orpheus, Cupid, and others are told in a whimsical and poignant fashion, reminding us of the joys, follies, and heartbreaks of being human. Metamorphoses was nominated for three Tony Awards, including “Best Play.”

Plus an added series! The Reading Room returns for its second year.

The Reading Room

January 25 – 28, 2024

Folger Theatre renews its commitment to new works with a series of public readings of world premiere plays and commissions inspired by the works of Shakespeare. Conversations with scholars, artists, and critics will be hosted between readings as well as moderated discussions with the playwrights, directors, dramaturgs and audience members following each staged reading. Plays and artists to be announced later this year.