There’s something for everyone. From theater and music, to poetry and exhibitions, experience the power of the arts with us.
Searching for Shakespeare: Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare’s First Folio
Join us to celebrate Shakespeare—and the 400th anniversary of the printing of the First Folio—the entire month of April, in partnership with DC Public Library.
Searching for Shakespeare includes an exhibition, a world-premiere play, a citywide scavenger hunt, Shakespeare’s Birthday Lecture, family programs, workshops, and more at DC Public Library locations in all eight wards of Washington, DC.
Our award-winning theater produces bold interpretations and adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays and new works.
Our Verse in Time to Come @ DC Public Library
Our Verse in Time to Come
Join us Saturday, April 29, for the annual Folger Gala. Tickets for this fundraising event begin at $750.
Our early music ensemble-in-residence offering award-winning performances, seminars, and recordings.
Folger Consort with Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble: Early Music Seminar
Folger Consort with Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble
Words, Words, Words: The Folger's virtual book club
Join us as we search the stacks for our favorite novels inspired by Shakespeare, the early modern era, and the Folger collection. Our picks range from historical fiction to adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays, encompassing a wide variety of genres—all sourced from a different independent DC bookstore partner each month. This informal Book Club is free and open to all.
The O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
Join us at in-person and virtual readings for our 54th season of poetry.
Eudora Welty Lecture: Elizabeth Strout
Folger Poetry Board Reading: Naomi Shihab Nye
Virtual workshop with Naomi Shihab Nye
When the building reopens to the public, there will be permanent and temporary exhibitions available year-round in two large exhibition halls.
In April 2023, find us on the road at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in downtown DC with Pass the Story On: Shakespeare’s First Folio at 400.