Corporate Support

Ford’s Theatre Society is a private 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to celebrating the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and exploring the American experience through theatre and education. While ticket sales account for a portion of the costs associated with its artistic and educational programs, the generous support of corporate partners helps to ensure that Ford’s remains a world class center for arts and learning, and the ideal location to explore Lincoln’s values and leadership principles.

Board of Governors

Through membership in the Board of Governors, corporations and local businesses play a vital role in making history come alive at Ford’s Theatre, while taking advantage of a number of exclusive benefits, including:

  • The opportunity to co-host a private event in Ford’s Theatre’s exclusive function room, the Ronald O. Perelman Board Room
  • The opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to most shows
  • Private after-hours tours of historic Ford’s Theatre, including the Presidential Box
  • Tickets to the annual Ford’s Theatre presidential gala weekend, a longstanding tradition in the cultural life of our nation’s capital
  • Listing on the Ford’s website as well as in all production programs

Support through the Board of Governors allows Ford’s Theatre to connect with learners of all ages and produce world-class theatre.  To view our current Board of Governors members, click here.

Production Sponsorship
Each season, Ford’s Theatre produces four mainstage productions focusing on the American experience through theatre. Corporate sponsorship of a mainstage production allows a company the opportunity to support local theatre with a national presence as Ford’s Theatre welcomes guests from across the country and around the world to all of its productions. Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Board of Governors membership for one year
  • Increased access to the invitation-only VIP Opening of the sponsored production
  • Complimentary tickets to performances throughout the run of the sponsored production for employees, clients and friends
  • Recognition in print and broadcast publicity and advertisements
  • Increased number of tickets to the annual Ford’s Theatre presidential gala weekend.

To view our 2015-2016 production season and the sponsors of those shows, please click here.

Education Sponsorship
With its immersive educational programs and state-of-the art museum, Ford’s stands as the premier destination in Washington, D.C., to explore Lincoln’s legacy. On average, our on-site programs, community outreach and distance-learning workshops reach more than 215,000 students and teachers both locally and across the country, with a special focus on children from underserved communities. Corporations may support the efforts of Ford’s Theatre to increase students’ knowledge of history and improve leadership and oratorical skills through the sponsorship of our education programming. Education sponsors receive customizable benefits, such as:

  • Board of Governors membership for one year
  • A special event for company held in conjunction with a key education program
  • Logo placement on Ford’s Theatre website, as space permits
  • Recognition in printed education programs, as well as on education website pages and education event invitations
  • Increased number of tickets to the annual Ford’s Theatre presidential gala weekend

To learn more about our education programs, please click here.

We are actively seeking sponsors for these and other opportunities in association with our season, and we are happy to customize a benefits package to meet your marketing and hospitality needs. For more information, please contact Betsy O’Brien Anderson, Director of Development at (202) 434-9552 or via email.