• A Christmas Carol
    Starts Nov. 17; On Sale Now
    A must-see holiday tradition!
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    Photo of Craig Wallace by Scott Suchman.
  • Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
    Starts Jan. 21; On Sale Now
    An American masterpiece!
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    Photo of Holly Twyford, Maggie Wilder, Danny Gavigan and Gregory Linington by Christopher Mueller.
  • Ragtime
    Starts March 10; On Sale Now
    An epic musical!
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    Photo of Kevin McAllister by Scott Suchman.
  • Investigation: Detective McDevitt
    A walking tour that explores the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.
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  • Guided Tour of Ford’s Theatre
    Take an intimate, guided tour of the historic Ford’s Theatre. Select Sundays.
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    Photo by Maxwell MacKenzie.

More at Ford’s Theatre

  • Plan a visit to the Ford's Theatre campus, which includes the museum, theatre, Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership.

  • Ford's Theatre produces plays and musicals reflecting America's rich cultural heritage.

  • Enjoy a special event with our artists or an author reading by a renowned Lincoln scholar.

Historic Site Visits See a Performance Special Events

  • Detective McDevitt
    Join Detective McDevitt for a first-hand look at the investigation into the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy and the events of April 14 and 15, 1865.

  • Guided Tour
    Select Sundays
    Take an intimate, guided tour of the historic Ford’s Theatre. Explore the events surrounding President Lincoln’s assassination and learn about the guests who attended with the President.

  • Come From Away
    Sept. 2-Oct. 16, 2016
    A new musical that tells the heart-warming true story of how a small Canadian town cared for 6,579 stranded airline passengers.

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  • President Abraham Lincoln presided over four years of civil war. Learn about his remarkable presidency, his assassination and its dramatic aftermath.

  • Learn the history behind the historic Ford's Theatre building.

  • Ford's Theatre offers learning opportunities for students and teachers, as well as online interactive resources.

Explore Lincoln History of Theatre School/Youth Programs