Friends of Ford's Theatre

The Friends of Ford’s Theatre member program welcomes people interested in supporting our mission. Members receive a variety of benefits to enhance their overall Ford’s Theatre experience. Memberships are valid for one year from the date of your gift, and the program features four levels of participation.

For more information about membership, please call us on the Membership Hotline at (202) 434-9545 or email us.

All members receive:

  • Pre-sale period for theatre tickets
  • Access to Membership Hotline
  • Invitations to member events
  • Advance notice of exhibitions, plays and events
  • 10% discount in our gift shops
  • Subscription to monthly e-news and bi-annual printed newsletter

Ensemble Member
$50 ($40 tax-deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Access to second week of pre-sale period
  • Ability to exchange theatre tickets ($5 fee per order)

Player Member
$100 ($80 tax-deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Access to pre-sale for select Ford's 150 events*
  • Access to fourth day of season pre-sale period
  • Free theatre ticket exchange
  • Reserved seating at select Ford’s 150 programs*
  • Complimentary Ford’s calendar
  • Four passes to One Destiny
  • Discounts at local restaurants
  • Advance reservations and orchestra access to Abraham Lincoln Institute conference*

Lead Member
$250 ($200 tax-deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to members-only open house for Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Assassination*
  • Access to second day of pre-sale period
  • Invitation to a dress rehearsal with pre-reception
  • Four complimentary concession vouchers
  • Public recognition in annual report and programs

Anniversary Member - Must join by April 1, 2015!
$300 ($250 tax-deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Unique welcome package*
  • Recognition in the commemorative newsletter*

Star Member
$500 ($425 tax-deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Access to first day of pre-sale period
  • Private tour for up to four guests
  • Invitation to a second dress rehearsal
  • Complimentary gift membership to share with a friend

* These special benefits are only available to members during this 150th anniversary year. Please contact us with any questions.

Brochure Friends of Ford’s Theatre Brochure
Learn about how membership at Ford's Theatre supports the artistic endeavors on our stage and through our programming.



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: Membership, Ford's Theatre Society, 514 Tenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 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.

Gift Memberships
Membership makes a great gift for the history buff or theatre lover in your life. Perfect for birthdays, holidays or just because. On the online donation form, include the recipient's name and contact information under "I want my donation to be dedicated" or call us at (202) 434-9545 for assistance. Click here to give a gift membership.

Recurring Gifts
You can join the Friends of Ford's Theatre for just $5 per month by committing to a recurring gift. Or upgrade your membership to a higher level by breaking your dues into monthly or quarterly contributions. On the online donation form, enter the amount of each installment under "Other Amount" and choose the frequency of your gift, or call us at (202) 434-9545 for assistance. Click here to make a recurring gift pledge.

Rick Foucheux, Robert Parsons, Garrett O’Donnell, Edward Gero, Christopher Kale Jones, Jenna Coker-Jones, Tom Story and Susan Heyward. Photos by T. Charles Erickson.