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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

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.

Full Casting for Musical "Ragtime" Announced

Production plays March 10 to May 20, 2017

Ford’s Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. The production features an all-star D.C. cast including Kevin McAllister as Coalhouse Walker, Jr., Tracy Lynn Olivera as Mother, Nova Y. Payton as Sarah and Jonathan Atkinson as Tateh. Ragtime plays March 10 to May 20, 2017, at historic Ford’s Theatre.

NATIONAL ORATORY FELLOWS RETREAT AND PERFORMANCE May 5-8, 2017

Featuring 20 Students and 22 Teachers from across the U.S.

Students and teachers (National Oratory Fellows) will perform original and historical speeches in honor of Lincoln on the Ford’s Theatre stage on Monday, May 8, at 4:00 p.m.

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).

ABRAHAM LINCOLN SYMPOSIUM: MARCH 18, 2017

Event presented by Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society

Noted authors and historians Daniel W. Crofts, Stephen D. Engle, Allen C. Guelzo, Jason Silverman and Douglas L. Wilson will discuss aspects of our 16th president’s legacy, leadership, relationship with immigrants, and his vision for Emancipation and Reconstruction in a free full day symposium Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Ford’s Theatre.

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.

CHRISTMAS CAROL COMPANY COLLECTS MORE THAN $88,000 FOR FOOD & FRIENDS DURING PERFORMANCES

Including this year’s campaign, A Christmas Carol audiences and company have raised more than $639,000 for D.C.-area charities

Free First Preview Initiative

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