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Visitors on the stage built by the Folger for The Playhouse at the National Building Museum

The Folger is dedicated to providing access to all our patrons. We endeavor to make everyone’s visit an enjoyable and seamless one. We are striving hard and learning how to make the Folger a place available to all.

Below are services and information currently provided. Please contact if you have any questions, or if there is anything else we can do to make your experience enjoyable.

Accessible seating 

Patrons who wish to reserve accessible seating may contact Visitor Services at or (202) 544–7077. A representative will be happy to find the best seat location for you. Please let our staff know if you may need assistance entering the event venue. 

Assisted listening devices 

Our assisted listening devices, which work with headphones or with T-Coil wireless transmission, are available at most performances and events at no extra charge.

Open-captioned performances 

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.

For information about the best seat locations from which to see the caption board, contact Visitor Services at or (202) 544–7077.  

Folger Theatre has denoted the following performances during the 2023|24 season as open-captioned.

Folger Theatre’s open-captioned performances are generously sponsored by Vinton and Sigrid Cerf.


Folger Theatre

The Winter’s Tale
Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 2pm and 7:30pm

Where We Belong
Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 2pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 2pm and 7:30pm

Sign language interpretation

ASL interpretation is available for performances and events by advance request.

Please contact to make a request, or for more information about interpreted performances and events.

Relaxed performances

Relaxed performances are designed to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for audiences with autism, sensory sensitivities, social, learning, and cognitive disabilities.

Folger Theatre has denoted the following performances during the 2023|24 season as relaxed.

Folger Theatre

The Winter’s Tale
Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 2pm

Where We Belong
Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2pm

Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 2pm