Folger Theatre

Basic Information

Address: 201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC, 20003
Phone Number: 202-544-7077
Director: Janet Alexander Griffin

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Additional Information

Interest Type:

Young Audiences

Fiscal Year: 2019/20
Founded: 1991
Artistic Leaders: Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
Board Leaders: J. May Liang, Chair D. Jarrett Arp, Vice Chair Roger Millay, Vice Chair
Season: 2020-2021
Productions: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the National Building Museum THE TEMPEST at Round House Theatre NATHAN THE WISE at Theater J
Admissions/Tickets: $27 - $85
Group Requirements:

Attending a Folger production as a group gives you the opportunity to dive deeper into classic works and explore contemporary ideas in the context of your community. Whether you are a 10th grade English class, book club, law firm, alumni group, or simply a band of theater lovers, you'll find that a visit to the Folger is even more fun and meaningful with friends!

Receive discounts for groups of 10 or more.
Gain access to the best available seats before single tickets go on sale.
Benefit from a payment schedule that allow charges to be spread over several months.
Enjoy personalized attention from our Groups Sales Coordinator.
Access future special offers through periodic group leader emails.

Youth Camps: N
Return Policy:

All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds except in the event of a cancellation. Free and easy ticket exchanges for Folger Theatre subscribers.

Mission Statement:

The Folger Shakespeare Library, opened in 1932, featured the first replica in North America of an Elizabethan theater, designed to suggest the inn-yard playing spaces. The first nationally televised broadcast of a Shakespeare play in the U.S. was Julius Caesar from the Folger stage in 1949. Director of Public Programs Janet Alexander Griffin established Folger Theatre in 1991 and has since, as Artistic Producer, produced more than twenty-five seasons of Shakespeare, other plays from the period, and new works inspired by the period. Folger Theatre premiered the original Shakespeare for My Father, Lynn Redgrave’s reminiscence of her theatrical family, as well as Roger Rees’ What You Will; co-produced Teller and Aaron Posner’s magical Macbeth, released on video; was the first Washington venue to present a production from Shakespeare's Globe from London; and has collaborated with the Classical Theatre of Harlem, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Guthrie, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Third Rail Projects, Bedlam, and other theater companies across the country. Folger Theatre has been honored by the Helen Hayes Awards with 30 awards and 158 nominations for excellence in acting, direction, design, and production.

Beginning this year, the Folger’s historic building is undergoing a major renovation to expand public spaces, improve accessibility, and enhance the experience for all who visit. During this multi-year renovation, Folger programs and events will continue at other locations in Washington, DC, and around the country.

Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Folger welcomes millions of visitors online and in person. We provide unparalleled access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations. With the Folger, you can experience the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of pathbreaking research. We offer the opportunity to see and even work with early modern sources, driving discovery and transforming education for students of all ages. Join us online, on the road, or in Washington, DC. Learn more at

Notable Productions:

Amadeus (2019), Macbeth (2018), Sense and Sensibility (2016), District Merchants (2016), Richard III (2014), Henry V (2013), Hamlet (2010), Arcadia (2009), Macbeth (2008), The Comedy of Errors (2004), Rachel and Juliet: An Evening with Lynn Redgrave (Folger Theatre, 2009), As You Like It (2001)

Social Networking:

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Twitter: @FolgerLibrary