The Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits) will be closed on Friday, January 20, 2017.

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Latest News and Press Releases


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

Casting Announced for Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Production Plays Jan. 21-Feb. 19, 2017

The production features Holly Twyford as Martha, Gregory Linington as George, Danny Gavigan as Nick and Maggie Wilder as Honey. Filled with acerbic wit, Albee’s play is both wildly funny and heart-wrenching, exposing fears and secrets as the lines between reality and illusion blur.

A Christmas Carol

Now playing through Dec. 31

The 35th anniversary production of the Charles Dickens classic features Craig Wallace as Scrooge.

Annual A Christmas Carol Charity Drive

The 2016 company of “A Christmas Carol” partners with Food & Friends, on a donation drive inspired by the themes of charity in Dickens’s holiday classic.

Free First Preview Initiative

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

2016-2017 Season Programming

The Ford’s Theatre 2016-2017 theatrical season includes “Come From Away”, “A Christmas Carol”, “Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and “Ragtime”.