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We’re eager to welcome you back through our doors! Advance tickets are required. Ford’s Theatre Society and the National Park Service began a phased reopening in May 2021.

We are operating with limited days and hours during the first level of our reopening. Only the museum and theatre are open; the Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits remain closed. We’ve made some changes to help keep you, our staff and our artists safe and healthy. This page will be updated regularly with the latest information for gathering together.

The Ford’s Theatre COVID-19 guidance is being developed in collaboration with the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA). As one of the largest physician groups in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, GW MFA is recognized for excellence in clinical care, research and training of future care providers. The advice and expertise of the medical staff at the GW MFA, which is based on data and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has helped us to strengthen our safety procedures so we can better serve and protect our patrons, artists and staff as we look toward resuming productions and ramp up tours.

Vaccine, Testing and ID Requirements for Performance Patrons

  • For entry to a performance, all ticketed patrons are required to provide a government-issued photo ID and proof of full vaccination (a physical copy or digital photograph of vaccination card) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test. We are unable to accept CLEAR or similar third-party apps.
  • Those under 12 must show proof of a negative test and be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements.
  • Negative PCR tests must be dated within 48 hours of the performance; negative antigen tests must be dated within 24 hours of the performance. Tests must have a name and date associated with them. Rapid at-home tests without any identifying information or record of date taken will not be accepted.
  • “Fully vaccinated” means 14-days past receiving a one-dose FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine, or 14-days past receiving the second dose of a two-dose FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Acceptable forms of government-issued photo IDs include driver’s licenses and passports.
  • Patrons younger than 18 may present a school photo ID.
  • Performance ticket holders who do not comply will not be admitted.
  • This policy does not apply to daytime visitation at the historic site.