Because of elevator repair work scheduled for July 11 through July 14, 2016, the Ford’s Theatre Museum and the balcony levels of Ford’s Theatre will not have elevator access.

The Friends of Ford's Theatre Membership

Experience the Difference at Ford’s – JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

The Friends of Ford’s Theatre membership program has new membership benefits! Designed with our patrons in mind, this membership now provides theatre and history lovers with the best access, more convenience and even greater savings.  Membership enhances all of your experiences at Ford’s while supporting our world-class artistry and sharing Lincoln’s legacy with the entire community.  Join the Ford’s Theatre family and experience the difference today!

For more information, contact (202) 434-9545 or email us.

Membership Benefits

All members receive:

  • 10% discount on all mainstage tickets (except A Christmas Carol and Mark Russell)
  • Advance notice of exhibitions, plays and events.
  • Subscription to monthly e-news and bi-annual printed newsletter

Ensemble Member: $50 annual contribution ($44 tax-deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Membership card featuring access to discounts at local restaurants
  • 2 complimentary advance daytime visit passes
  • Ability to exchange theatre tickets ($5 fee per order)
  • 10% discount in our gift shops

Player Member: $100 annual contribution ($68 tax-deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Ticket pre-sale access: Tier 3 (ticket access begins one week before general public on-sale)
  • Free ticket exchanges
  • Commemorative Ford’s Theatre calendar
  • 2 complimentary passes to a One Destiny performance
  • Holiday Open House Event
  • Season Announcement Event

Lead Member: $250 annual contribution ($188 tax-deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Ticket pre-sale access: Tier 2 (ticket access begins 10 days before general public on-sale)
  • Invitation to a pre-reception and final dress rehearsal
  • 4 complimentary concession vouchers
  • Public recognition in program for support
  • 2 additional passes to a One Destiny performance
  • 2 additional complimentary advance daytime visit passes

Star Member: $500 annual contribution ($428 tax-deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Ticket pre-sale access: Tier 1 (ticket access begins 2 weeks before general public on-sale)
  • Private, after-hours tour of Ford’s Theatre
  • Invitation to 2 additional dress rehearsals
  • Complimentary Player gift membership

All memberships are valid for one year.

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.