Government Shutdown Update

During the government shutdown, the Aftermath Exhibits in the Center for Education and Leadership will be open for daytime visitation. The historic site (theatre, museum, Petersen House) will be closed for daytime visitation. Performances of "Twelve Angry Men" will go on as scheduled.

“Musically high-spirited! Infectiously jolly!”

- The Washington Post
Craig Wallace and the 2016 cast of “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Alert for Dec. 17 Matinee

Due to a Pepco power outage, Ford's Theatre has canceled the 2 p.m. matinee of "A Christmas Carol" on Dec. 17. Power is expected to be back by 5 p.m., so the 7:30 p.m. performance will go on as scheduled. Ticket holders for the 2 p.m. performance who purchased through Ford's Theatre should contact or (888) 616-0270 for exchanges and refunds. If you purchased through a third party, please contact them directly.


"“Musically high-spirited! Infectiously jolly!”"

- The Washington Post

"Unabashedly fresh! Baron has transformed the Dickens seasonal tutorial about incivility, greed and the glory of redemption into a musical poem of hope."

- The Washington Flyer

"Dickens’s tale seems right at home in the newly renovated Ford’s Theatre, taking full advantage of the 19th-century architecture and charm of the historic playhouse. Ingenious set pieces and special effects heighten the magic of Dickens’s holiday tale."

- DC Theatre Scene