A side view of the stage and seating at Ford’s Theatre. On the left is the Presidential Box with an American flag, a framed picture of George Washington and American flag bunting draped over the box.
View from the stage of the President’s Box at Ford’s Theatre. Photo © Maxwell MacKenzie.

Friends of Ford’s Theatre

Make history come alive. 

Friends of Ford’s Theatre ($50-$999) membership provide critical support in honoring President Lincoln’s legacy by making history come alive at Ford’s Theatre with our renowned theatrical productions, engaging educational programs and immersive museum exhibitions.

Membership is the best way to carry on President Lincoln’s legacy at Ford’s, while enhancing all of your experiences here with convenience, access and savings.

Join today and make history come alive as a Friends of Ford’s Theatre member! Contact our membership team at [email protected]

Friends of Ford’s Theatre Membership Levels

The 2016 cast of A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Ensemble Level Membership

$50-$99 annual contribution
Great savings and great access: the perfect introduction to all Ford’s Theatre has to offer.

Benefits

With an annual gift of $50-$99, you will enjoy the following Ensemble Level membership benefits:

  • 10-20% discount on all mainstage tickets (except A Christmas Carol and special performances)
  • Ability to exchange theatre tickets ($5 fee per order)
  • Advance notice of exhibitions, performances and events
  • Discounts at local restaurants
  • Subscription to monthly e-news and printed newsletter
  • Two complimentary advance historic site passes
  • 10% discount in the gift shops

Want early access to tickets before the general public? Upgrade to a Player Level membership in order to secure the best seats to your favorite shows.

Six people gather together around a small table to talk and eat.
Photo by Ford’s Theatre Staff.

Player Level Membership

$100-$249 annual contribution
Early ticket access begin at this level, offering convenience and great seats!

Benefits

With an annual gift of $100-$249, you will enjoy the following Player Level membership benefits:

  • Ticket Pre-Sale access: Tier 3
  • Commemorative Ford’s Theatre annual gift
  • Two complimentary passes to One Destiny
  • Invitations to member events including our Member Open House
  • Exchange theatre tickets at no cost

Player Level members also enjoy the benefits of the Ensemble Level as listed below:

  • 10-20% discount on all mainstage tickets (except A Christmas Carol and special performances)
  • Advance notice of exhibitions, performances and events
  • Discounts at local restaurants
  • Subscription to monthly e-news and printed newsletter
  • Two complimentary advance historic site passes
  • 10% discount in the gift shops

Want earlier ticket access and more exclusive events? Upgrade to a Lead Level membership.

Two stage managers sit behind several laptops and monitors at a tech table before the Invited Dress Rehearsal for The Glass Menagerie at Ford’s Theatre.
The Glass Menagerie Invited Dress Rehearsal, January 21, 2016. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Lead Level Membership

$250-$499 annual contribution
With invitations to exclusive, behind-the-scenes events, this level is the best way to be a part of the Ford’s family.

Benefits

With a gift of $250-$499, you will enjoy the following Lead Level membership benefits:

  • Ticket Pre-Sale ticket access: Tier 2
  • Invitation to a final dress rehearsal
  • Four complimentary concession vouchers
  • Public recognition in program and website
  • Two additional passes to One Destiny
  • Two additional complimentary advance historic site passes

Lead Level members also enjoy the benefits of the Player Level as listed below:

  • Exchange theatre tickets at no cost
  • Commemorative Ford’s Theatre annual gift
  • Two complimentary passes to One Destiny
  • Invitations to member events including our Member Open House
  • 10-20% discount on all mainstage tickets (except A Christmas Carol and special performances)
  • Advance notice of exhibitions, performances and events
  • Discounts at local restaurants
  • Subscription to monthly e-news and printed newsletter
  • Two complimentary advance historic site passes
  • 10% discount in the gift shops

Want the best access to tickets for the next season? Upgrade to a Star Level membership for the earliest access to our Member Pre-Sale! 

A woman stands in the Ford’s Theatre balcony near the Presidential Box leading a guided tour for seven people who are seated.
Photo by Scott Suchman.

Star Level Membership

$500-$999 annual contribution
The best level for behind-the-scenes access at Ford’s Theatre: earliest ticket access and private, after-hours tour.

Benefits

With an annual gift of $500-$999, you will enjoy the following Star Level membership benefits:

  • Ticket Pre-Sale access: Tier 1— the earliest access!
  • Private, after-hours tour of Ford’s Theatre
  • Invitation to an additional dress rehearsals (2 total)
  • Complimentary Player Level gift membership

Star Level members also enjoy the benefits of the Lead Level as listed below:

  • Exchange theatre tickets at no cost
  • Commemorative Ford’s Theatre annual gift
  • Invitations to member events including our Member Open House
  • 10-20% discount on all mainstage tickets (except A Christmas Carol and special performances)
  • Four complimentary concession vouchers
  • Four complimentary passes to One Destiny
  • Four complimentary advance historic site passes
  • Public recognition in programs and website
  • Advance notice of exhibitions, performances and events
  • Discounts at local restaurants
  • Subscription to monthly e-news and printed newsletter
  • 10% discount in the gift shops

Want personalized service and exclusive access? Upgrade to a John T. Ford Society Patron Level membership and receive a personal membership concierge for all your Ford’s Theatre experiences.

Save on tickets!

Members receive 10-20% discount on mainstage tickets (except “A Christmas Carol”). Log in to your Ford’s account to receive this exclusive membership benefit today!

Membership Installments

Ford’s Theatre offers membership via monthly installments with one low, automatic monthly payment for great benefits. Membership starts as low as $5/month!