We honor Lincoln’s love of the performing arts by producing theatre that captivates and entertains.

Experience a live performance in a historic theatre like no other. Join us for an American musical, a classic play, a history-based drama or a dynamic world premiere. 

Since its reopening in 1968, Ford’s Theatre has produced plays and musicals celebrating the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and exploring the American experience. With commissions like The Guard and Lincoln-based premieres The Heavens Are Hung in Black and Necessary Sacrifices, Ford’s Theatre is making its mark on American theatre.

6,663 Free Student Matinee Tickets Provided Last Year
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“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 by Gary Erskine.