Ford’s Theater is the site of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, and Lincoln’s legacy is celebrated with a museum and educational programming, but that is only part of the story. Since the theater reopened in 1968, it has become one of the most popular sites in the nation’s capital, attracting nearly one million visitors annually.
In recent years, the institution has renewed its commitment to presenting world-class theatre. Many of the shows chosen for production at Ford’s Theatre deal with significant facets of American history, ranging from Lindsay and Crouse’s State of the Union to August Wilson’s Jitney to the musicals 1776, Shenandoah, Big River, and The Civil War.
Ford’s Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Very good
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Ford’s Theatre produces plays and musicals year round
- Ticket Prices: Vary based on presentation. Discounted show tickets are sometimes available on Goldstar.com
- Group Discounts: Discounts available for groups of 20 or more
- Membership: Friends of Ford’s Theatre membership begins at $50. Benefits include a 20% discount on two tickets during the first two week of most productions, preferred seating, members-only ticket priority, ticket exchanges, invites to members-only events, a 10% discount in Ford’s Theatre bookstore, and access to members-only VIP Hotline.