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COVID-19 safety protocols

While Folger audiences and employees are no longer required to wear masks while attending performances or events, masks are welcome and remain an important preventive measure against COVID-19. Anyone needing or choosing to wear one is encouraged to do so.

Masked performances

At the request of many audience members, Folger Theatre has denoted several performances during the 2023|24 season as mask-required by all audience members, staff, and volunteers. If you need a mask, we are happy to provide one to you.

Folger Theatre

The Winter’s Tale
Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 2pm and 8pm

Where We Belong
Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 2pm and 8pm

Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 2pm and 8pm

Contact us

For questions about the Folger’s COVID protocols for live performances, please contact Folger Box Office at (202) 544–7077 or

COVID-19 warning

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and patrons with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending a Folger performance you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Folger Shakespeare Library liable for any illness or injury.