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Visit us this fall at Folger Theatre. The rest of our building reopens in 2024 after a multi-year renovation.

What’s on  About the building renovation

Visitors on a reading room tour view the Seven Ages of Main stained glass window in the Reading Room.

Folger Theatre

Folger Theatre returns to its historic home this November with The Winter’s Tale. Here’s what to expect when you attend a performance.

Plan your visit

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The rest of our building reopens in 2024

We can’t wait to welcome you to our building on Capitol Hill after a major three-year building renovation that will allow us to share more of our collection and resources than ever before.

The transformed Folger features two new exhibition halls, a learning lab, welcoming gardens, collaborative research spaces, and expanded visitor amenities such as a new café and gift shop. Along with our newly constructed public wing, the Folger’s historic spaces, including the Reading Room, will also reopen.

What will a visit be like when our building reopens?

Virtual visit

Take a video tour of our historic spaces.

Accessibility and safety

Planning a research visit?

The Folger collection is not available for on-site research during our building renovation, but we continue to serve researchers with digital resources, as well as fellowship opportunities and scholarly programs. Our Reading Room is reopening along with the rest of our building in 2024.