The John T. Ford Society Membership

Be a part of the legacy at Ford’s Theatre – JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

The John T. Ford Society membership program has new membership benefits. Experience Ford’s Theatre as an insider with the John T. Ford Society. Providing exclusive, personalized service to our members, the John T. Ford Society brings together individuals who are passionate about culture and history. Members enjoy exciting events, personal service and behind-the-scenes access all while providing crucial support for Ford’s Theatre programs. Join the Ford’s family and experience the difference today!

For more information, contact us at (202) 639-1587 or by email with any questions.

Core Benefits

All members of the John T. Ford Society receive:

Service: Access to John T. Ford Society personal membership representative for all of your Ford’s Theatre needs
Events: Invitations to exclusive events for members; advance notice of performances, programs and public events at Ford’s Theatre
Access: Subscription to bi-annual printed newsletter and monthly e-news; four passes to acclaimed living history play One Destiny (upon request); pre-sale access for tickets two weeks before the public
Recognition: Public acknowledgement in programs for your support
Value: 10% discount at Ford’s Theatre gift shops; 10% discount on all mainstage tickets (except A Christmas Carol and Mark Russell); free ticket exchanges; concession vouchers to enjoy a complimentary drink or snack at performances

Patron Level: $1,000 annual contribution ($725 tax-deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Ability to purchase House Seats - the best seats in the house, available exclusively for John T. Ford Society members!
  • One parking voucher (see membership representative for details)
  • VIP Opening Night invitation
  • Invitation to annual John T. Ford Society reception with the Ford’s Theatre Society Director
  • Invitation to two dress rehearsals
  • Complimentary gift membership at the Friends of Ford’s Theatre Player leve
  • Customizable private, guided tour of Ford’s Theatre (by appointment)

Visionary Level: $2,500 annual contribution ($2,105 tax-deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:
•    Invitation to two additional VIP Opening Nights
•    Additional private, after-hours guided tour
•    Additional parking voucher (Two total, see membership representative for details)
•    Opportunity to invite two additional guests to select events
•    Recognition of support on website and membership letterhead    

Luminary Level: $5,000 annual contribution ($4,340 tax-deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:
•    Invitation to one Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala event (based on availability)
•    Complimentary gift membership at the Friends of Ford’s Theatre Star level
•    Ability to exchange VIP Opening Night tickets for another date of the same production
•    Invitation to observe personalized Ford’s Theatre education initiative

Give Now to Fords Theatre

Pay by Mail
If you prefer not to join or renew online, you can also mail a check or credit card payment. Please send the response form and payment to Attn: John T. Ford Society, Ford's Theatre Society, 514 Tenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. Click here to download a membership form.

Matching Gifts
Double your impact, double your benefits! Many companies match donations, including membership dues. Your membership benefits will be automatically upgraded to the level of your gift plus the matching contribution. Click here for more information.

Recurring Gifts
You can join the John T. Ford Society for as little as $84 per month by committing to a recurring gift. Membership dues can be paid monthly or quarterly. Please enter the amount of each installment and choose the frequency of your gift, or call us at (202) 434-9545 for assistance. Click here to join now.

Photo of Ford's Theatre by Maxwell MacKenzie.