Special Events

Guided Tour of Theatre
September 13, October 25 and November 8
Take an intimate, guided tour of the historic Ford’s Theatre. Explore the events surrounding President Lincoln’s assassination and learn about the guests who attended with the President.

The Guard Meet and Mingle
October 2
Following the 7:30 p.m. performance of The Guard, talk theatre with fellow audience members as well as members of the cast, who will be on hand to discuss the production.

Driven: Trailblazing Women of the Entertainment Industry
October 5 at 7 p.m.
Join leaders in the field for a frank discussion about how they thrive in a culture driven by men. Part of The Women’s Voices Theater Festival.

The Guard Under 35 Night
October 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Patrons younger than 35 can purchase discounted tickets, then stay afterwards for a complimentary glass of beer or wine. Hang out with like-minded young arts fans, meet new people and see the theatre in a brand new light.

Political Satirist Mark Russell
October 19 at 7 p.m.
For more than 30 years, Mark Russell has been entertaining Ford’s audiences with material ripped from today’s headlines. This year, Russell returns to Ford’s just as the presidential election cycle heats up.

Author Talk: Cokie Roberts
October 22 at 7 p.m.
Author Cokie Roberts will discuss her latest book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868. Continuing the journey she began in her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Roberts explores the lives of Washington women during the upheaval of the Civil War.

Glass Menagerie Meet and Mingle
January 31
Following the 2 p.m. performance of The Glass Menagerie, talk theatre with fellow audience members as well as members of the cast, who will be on hand to discuss the production.

Through Lincoln's Words: the Target Oratory Festival
February 9 and 10, 2016, 10 a.m. to noon

In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, students from third- through eighth-grade classrooms across the metro D.C. area perform a selection of his most historic speeches on the Ford’s Theatre stage.

Glass Menagerie Under 35 Night
February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Patrons younger than 35 can purchase discounted tickets, then stay afterwards for a complimentary glass of beer or wine. Hang out with like-minded young arts fans, meet new people and see the theatre in a brand new light.

110 in the Shade Meet and Mingle
March 19 and April 30
Following the 7:30 p.m. performance of 110 in the Shade, talk theatre with fellow audience members as well as members of the cast, who will be on hand to discuss the production.

110 in the Shade Under 35 Night
April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Patrons younger than 35 can purchase discounted tickets, then stay afterwards for a complimentary glass of beer or wine. Hang out with like-minded young arts fans, meet new people and see the theatre in a brand new light.

Past Events:

Abraham Lincoln Symposium
March 21
The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln.

Now He Belongs to the Ages: A Lincoln Commemoration
April 14 at 9 p.m.
Luminaries of stage and screen will present a moving commemorative tribute to President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre, 150 years to the day since his assassination.

Lincoln Legacy Project Panels
October 2011 – October 2013
Presidential Panel on Leadership
February 2012
Lincoln as Humorist
With Conan O’Brien
March 2009