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Attending an event in our theater

Welcome! Here’s what you need to know when you come to see a performance at Folger Theatre.

What to expect: Attending an event in the theater

Entering the building

Use the entrance at the corner of 3rd Street and East Capitol Street. Follow the sloping ramps down through the gardens to the east entrance doors. Enter the east lobby, located below street level in the newly constructed Adams Pavilion.

Need to buy or pick up tickets? Our staff will be happy to help at the Welcome desk in the east lobby.

Box office hours on event days

East lobby

  • Tuesday – Friday: Opens at 5pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: Opens at 12pm


Doors open a half hour before the event start time.

View our seat map

Use the east entrance at the corner of East Capitol Street and 3rd Street. After entering the east lobby, use either the stairs or the elevator to reach the theater lobby or the balcony level of the theater.

Getting here


201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

The theater entrance (on the east side of the building) is at the corner of East Capitol Street and 3rd Street, SE.


Frequently asked questions

Are the exhibition halls open?
Are there concessions?
Is there a coat check?
Can I enter the building the way I did before the renovation?
I'd like to bring a group. What should I do?

Contact us

Not finding the answer you need? Contact the Folger Box Office at or 202-544-7077. Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 12pm – 5pm, with extended hours on performance days.