Two woman and a man pose together at a reception in the Center for Education and Leadership.
Marty Hinojosa, former congressman Ruben Hinojosa and Mignon Clyburn. Photo by Reflections Photography, Washington, D.C.


Through generous donations, individuals like you help history come alive as we explore the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and celebrate the American experience through theatre and education.

We created our membership options for patrons interested in enhancing all of their museum and theatre experiences while furthering the mission of Ford’s Theatre. Membership elevates your Ford’s Theatre participation while supporting our world-class artistry and sharing Lincoln’s legacy with the entire community.  

Join the Ford’s Theatre family and experience the difference today! 

Levels of Membership

Audience members give a standing ovation at Ford’s Theatre.
Photo by Gary Erskine.

Friends of Ford’s Theatre

$75 – $1,249 annual contribution

Each level offers exclusive savings, ticket access and special events.

Guests pose with Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault during the opening reception for the Center for Education and Leadership.
Photo by Reflections Photography.

John T. Ford Society

$1,250 – $24,999 annual contribution

Enjoy insider access, personalized service and exclusive benefits as a member of the John T. Ford Society.

Two men and two women in formal dress stand in front of a Ford's Theatre backdrop.
Photo by Margot Schulman.

Abraham Lincoln National Council

$25,000+ annual contribution

Join this select group of donors and enjoy exclusive benefits including private tours, gala tickets and insider access.

Why our members love Ford’s Theatre