Discounted tickets must be purchased directly through the Folger box office by phone at (202) 544-7077. Discounts are not available online, with the exception of Folger member and subscriber 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 select discounts. Scroll down for additional details.
Below is a full list of discounts. Please be aware that discounts may vary for virtual events. Contact the box office for the most up-to-date information.
- Discounted rush tickets are available for most Folger programs, subject to availability, an hour before the event. Rush tickets must be purchased at the box office. Folger Theatre rush tickets are 50% off of the original ticket price. Rush ticket prices for other programs may vary.
35 & under tickets:
- All patrons ages 35 years and under may purchase discounted tickets to Folger Theatre, Folger Music, and the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series.
- 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 35 & under ticket purchased. Failure to show proof of age for each ticket purchased will result in a surcharge for a full price ticket.
- 35 & under patrons are eligible to receive ticket discounts to other Folger public programs.
35 & under subscriptions:
- All patrons 35 and under may purchase discounted subscription packages.
- $150 packages are available for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday evening performances of Folger Theatre.
- $120 packages are available for Saturday performances of Folger Music.
- We will verify your age with a government issued ID when you pick up your 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 Music, the O.B. Hardison Poetry 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 use the promo code BLUESTAR to purchase your discounted ticket.
Discounted tickets are based on availability. Please identify yourself as military personnel when picking up tickets.
Blue Star Theatres is a program of Blue Star Families and Theatre Communications Group.
Senior citizen, student, and educator discounts:
- Seniors over 62 can receive 10% off the full cost of any ticket for Folger Theatre, Folger Music, and the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series.
- Current students can receive 10% off the full cost of any ticket for Folger Theatre, Folger Music, and the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series with presentation of a valid student ID.
- Educators can receive 10% off the full cost of any ticket for Folger Theatre, Folger Music, and the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series with presentation of a valid ID.
Folger member discounts:
- As a benefit of membership, Folger members are offered up to $10 off tickets to most programs. Members may purchase discounted tickets online at their convenience with their internet member code or by calling the box office.
Membership starts at just $75. Learn more
First-time Folger discount:
- First-time attendees can reserve up to 2 tickets at a special discount by calling the box office.
Pay what you will performances:
The concept is simple: you tell us what you will pay for your ticket! One ‘pay what you will’ performance will be offered for each production in the Folger Theatre season. Sales begin 5pm day-of at the door and are available on a first come, first served basis.
Folger Theatre has denoted the following performances during the 2023|24 season as ‘pay what you will’.
The Winter’s Tale
Monday, November 6, 2023 at 7:30pm
Where We Belong
Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7:30pm