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Ticket discounts

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 military discount tickets when picked up at the Folger Box Office prior to the event. If you purchased a 35 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. Please be aware that discounts for Folger Theatre are subject to change as we partner with venues in the DC-Metro area, and discounts may vary for virtual events. Ask a box office associate for the most up-to-date information.

Rush tickets:

  • 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 window. 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 and Folger Consort productions.
  • 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.
  • $130 packages are available for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday evening performances of Folger Theatre.
  • $150 packages are available for Saturday performances of Folger Consort.
  • We will verify your age with a government issued ID when you pick up your tickets.

Military discounts:

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, 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 discounts:

  • Seniors over 65 can receive $10 off the full cost of any ticket for Folger Theatre and $5 off Folger Consort, and O.B. Hardison Poetry Series.

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.

First-time Folger discount:

  • First-time attendees can reserve up to 2 tickets at a special discount by calling the box office.

Group discounts:

  • Groups of 10 or more receive discounts on tickets to most programs. Groups must purchase tickets in advance. For more information on group sales, visit our Group sales page or contact