Statement from Our Director

An update from Director Paul R. Tetreault on anti-racist work at Ford's Theatre.

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Ford’s Theatre Society and the National Park Service have closed the historic site until further notice.

Following the recommendation of the CDC, we have altered our programming as follows:

  • Advance tickets for historic site visits (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House, Aftermath Exhibits) will be unavailable until further notice.
  • We have suspended all public programming (One Destiny, Investigation: Detective McDevitt, Guided Tours and in-person educational programming).
  • Our production of Guys and Dolls will be postponed until the spring of 2021 (a special thank you to Lead Sponsor: ConocoPhillips and Underwriters: Altria Group, General Motors Company and KPMG LLP).
  • Our fall production of Trip to Bountiful has been canceled.
Move Our Mission Forward

Stand With Ford’s: Keep Lincoln’s Legacy Alive

Give Today

The CARES Act includes a tax incentive for individuals who typically do not itemize. You can deduct up to $300-or $600 for joint filers-for donations made to 501(c)(3)s in addition to the standard deduction on your 2020 taxes.

Do you have a DAF (Donor Advised Fund)? Please consider directing a grant of support to Ford’s Theatre Society (EIN #52-6073157)

If you have canceled tickets to Ford's Theatre:

The following options are available for those with tickets to canceled programming. Ford’s Theatre Society is a non-profit organization relying on both ticket sales and contributed revenue, we ask patrons to consider donating the cost of their tickets. Transferring your ticket to a tax-deductible donation will help sustain our revenue during these uncertain times, allowing us to further our mission to be a leader in education, theatre and history. Thank you for your consideration.

  • Donate your ticket and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value
  • Credit your ticket value towards a future Ford’s Theatre performance, such as the rescheduled Guys and Dolls production
  • Receive a refund of the total ticket value

To expedite your request, please complete the form below to help us best accommodate your needs.

Please note: Our staff is currently teleworking. Because of the volume of requests, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for us to respond to and process your requests. Thank you for your patience!

Form for Groups of 10+

Form for Members and Individuals


Connect with Us Online

As we enact these changes, we are hoping to find new ways of connecting with you online. Caregivers and learners across the country now find themselves in uncharted territory. We want to provide resources that you can use as you navigate this path. These resources and online programs will help connect your learners to Abraham Lincoln and his legacy of leadership during one of America’s most turbulent times, and consider how we can be leaders in these times, too.

This situation remains dynamic, with preparation being critical every day. We continue to evaluate our programming schedule and prioritize the health of our audience, artists, staff and volunteers. The latest updates will be posted on our website. For more information, please visit the CDC’s website.