The Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, including the Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership, will be closed on the following dates: May 20, 2013; June 2, 2013; and June 5, 2013.
Ford’s Theatre strives to make art and history accessible to people with disabilities by removing barriers and providing opportunities.
Ford’s Theatre offers an elevator from the lower-level museum to the lobby and balcony levels. The new Center for Education and Leadership also has an elevator to exhibit levels and to the Petersen House.
Accessible seating is offered in both the rear orchestra and the balcony sections of the theatre. Accessible seating can be purchased through Ticketmaster online or via phone at (800) 982-2787 or in person at our Box Office.
Ford's Theatre offers audio-described and sign-interpreted performances. Dates are listed below. To arrange seats for an audio-described or sign-interpreted performance, please call the Box Office at (202) 347-4833 or visit in person.
Ford’s Theatre also offers sign-language interpretation upon request for one-night only events that are not part of the regular theatre season (such as The Lincoln Legacy Monday night events). Requests for sign-language interpreters must be received at least two weeks prior to the event. To make a request, please email us. These requests are subject to the availability of an interpreter and are provided at the discretion of the management.
History on Foot: Detective McDevitt
Sign-Interpreted: Saturday, October 6, at 10:15 a.m.
Sign-Interpreted: Saturday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m. (performance time 10:45 a.m.)
Audio-Described: Saturday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. (performance time 10:45 a.m.)
Sign-Interpreted: Thursday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 20, at 2 p.m.
Audio-Described: Saturday, October 6, at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m.
A Christmas Carol
Sign-Interpreted: Thursday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 15, at 2 p.m.
Audio-Described: Tuesday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 8, at 2 p.m.
Sign-Interpreted: Thursday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 23, at 2 p.m.
Audio-Described: : Tuesday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday February 16, at 2 p.m.
Sign-Interpreted: Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m.
Audio-Described: Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m.
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Edward Gero Anne Stone with the cast of the 2011 Ford’s Theatre production of "A Christmas Carol." Photo by Scott Suchman.