Accessibility Alert - Elevator Outage

Elevator access to Ford’s Theatre and Ford’s Theatre Museum is unavailable until May 23, 2021, while repairs are underway.

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to support social distancing, we are not performing at the theatre, which sadly means we will not be offering student matinees this fall. Please connect with us through our digital programs and virtual field trips.

Ford’s Theatre offers weekday student matinees, post-show discussions and tailored lessons to complement your curriculum. Our theatrical productions inspire audiences to become compassionate leaders in their own communities, empowering them to live out Lincoln’s principles and explore the American experience.

A limited number of free tickets are available to D.C. public schools, Title I schools, and schools that have 40 percent or more students eligible for FARMs. Schools located within the Capital Beltway may also qualify for free bus transportation. 

If you are outside of the Washington, D.C., area and interested in bringing students to a performance, you can reserve tickets through our Group Sales Office

Teachers receiving complimentary student matinee tickets are required to attend that show’s Teacher Preview Workshop and Performance.

Note: Our Fences and Guys and Dolls productions are all booked, but we are still accepting applications for our waiting list. Please select your choice on the form.

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1,553 Free Student Matinee Tickets Provided Last Year

“My students have learned how to look inward and reflect on what they see on stage.”
LaMar Bagley, Ed.D., The SEED School
Photo of Ragtime cast by Carol Rosegg.