Special Events

 

Glass Menagerie Meet and Mingle
January 31
Following the 2 p.m. performance of The Glass Menagerie, talk theatre with fellow audience members as well as members of the cast, who will be on hand to discuss the production.

Through Lincoln's Words: the Target Oratory Festival
February 9 and 10, 2016, 10 a.m. to noon

In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, students from third- through eighth-grade classrooms across the metro D.C. area perform a selection of his most historic speeches on the Ford’s Theatre stage.

Glass Menagerie Under 35 Night
February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Patrons younger than 35 can purchase discounted tickets, then stay afterwards for a complimentary glass of beer or wine. Hang out with like-minded young arts fans, meet new people and see the theatre in a brand new light.

Guided Tour of Theatre
February 21, March 13, March 20, April 3, April 10, May 1 and 15
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.

Abraham Lincoln Symposium
March 19, 2016
The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln.

110 in the Shade Meet and Mingle
March 19 and April 30
Following the 7:30 p.m. performance of 110 in the Shade, talk theatre with fellow audience members as well as members of the cast, who will be on hand to discuss the production.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour—Images of America: Ford's Theatre
April 14 and 15
Join author and Ford’s Theatre Society board member Brian Anderson for a behind-the-scenes tour of Ford’s Theatre based on his book.

Tour with James Swanson
April 14
Join James Swanson, author of Manhunt, for an intimate tour of the historic theatre.

110 in the Shade Under 35 Night
April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Patrons younger than 35 can purchase discounted tickets, then stay afterwards for a complimentary glass of beer or wine. Hang out with like-minded young arts fans, meet new people and see the theatre in a brand new light.

Past Events:

Now He Belongs to the Ages: A Lincoln Commemoration
April 14 at 9 p.m.
Luminaries of stage and screen will present a moving commemorative tribute to President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre, 150 years to the day since his assassination.

Lincoln Legacy Project Panels
October 2011 – October 2013
Presidential Panel on Leadership
February 2012
Lincoln as Humorist
With Conan O’Brien
March 2009