Welcome to the Ford’s Theatre Press Room, designated for working members of the media.

We invite you to learn more about the history, vision, leadership and programming of Ford’s Theatre below. If you would like to cover events or productions at Ford’s Theatre, or film at the historic site, contact us at press@fords.org

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Latest News and Press Releases

August 3, 2017: Museum Night for Patrons Age 21-35

$20 ticket include two drinks and after-hours access

Young professionals ages 21-35 can enjoy after-hours access to Ford’s Theatre and Museum at "Under 35: Museum Night" on August 3, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Patrons will mix and mingle in the Ford’s Theatre Museum, see historic artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and assassination, and explore the 19th-century theatre where President and Mrs. Lincoln attended performances. Each $20 ticket includes two drink vouchers.

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY SETS REVENUE AND ATTENDANCE RECORDS WITH 2016-2017 THEATRICAL SEASON

Stage Performances Earn Record $6 Million in Ticket Sales

Ford’s Theatre Society announced that it set revenue and attendance records with its 2016-2017 theatrical season, which included the musicals "Come From Away" and "Ragtime," productions of "A Christmas Carol" and Edward Albee’s "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and the one-act play "One Destiny." More than 153,000 patrons attended performances, and ticket sales brought in more than $6 million, making 2016-2017 the highest attended and highest grossing theatrical season in Ford’s Theatre history. Additionally, "Come From Away" moved to Broadway and earned seven Tony nominations. The Ford's Student Matinee Program and New Free First Preview ticket initiative increased access and reached new audiences.

FORD'S THEATRE 2017-2018 SEASON ANNOUNCED

Featuring "Death of a Salesman," "Jefferson's Garden," "The Wiz" and "A Christmas Carol"

The Ford’s Theatre 2017-2018 season will include Arthur Miller’s"Death of a Salesman"; the American premiere of "Jefferson’s Garden" by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed by Nataki Garrett; the fantastical musical "The Wiz" directed by Kent Gash; and "A Christmas Carol" with Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Performances of the Society’s actor-led History on Foot walking tours of downtown Washington, D.C., and daytime one-act play performances of "One Destiny" also continue in the spring of 2018. Ford’s also continues its commitment to offering more than 1,400 Free First Preview tickets to the company’s mainstage productions during the 2017-2018 season.

FORD’S THEATRE MUSEUM ITEMS ENTERING CONSERVATION STORAGE BEGINNING MAY 23, 2017

Textiles including President Abraham Lincoln’s clothing, Presidential Box’s Treasury Guard flag and a Sanitary Commission quilt will be replaced with replicas/additional items. May 22, 2017 is final opportunity for the public to see these priceless items on display at Ford’s Theatre.

Spring Daytime Programming Announced

"One Destiny" Performances and "History on Foot" Tours Resume

Spring 2017 programming includes morning performances of the popular one-act play “One Destiny”, and the continuation of “History on Foot” walking tours, “Investigation: Detective McDevitt.” Tickets for both programs now are available for purchase at www.fords.org or in person at the Ford’s Theatre box office (511 Tenth Street NW).

Free First Preview Initiative

Ford’s Theatre partners with TodayTix to offer free performance tickets on select dates.