An African American woman wearing a silver dress stands center stage holding and playing an acoustic guitar, singing with expression as four ensemble members dance to her right and left. An onstage band is visible on a platform above her.
Carrie Compere as Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the cast of the 2023 East Coast premiere of the musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Ford’s Theatre. Photo by André Chung.

2022 – 2023 Season

The 2022-2023 season draws us deep into our American past, amplifying under-told stories and connecting audiences with themes of bravery, perseverance and influence.

Experience a live performance in a historic theatre like no other!

Since its reopening in 1968, Ford’s Theatre has produced plays and musicals celebrating the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and exploring the American experience. With commissions like The Guard and Lincoln-based premieres such as The Heavens Are Hung in Black and Necessary Sacrifices, Ford’s Theatre is making its mark on American theatre.

An elderly woman wearing a navy blue coat and matching hat, sits on a bench smiling with her suitcase on her lap.

September 23-October 16

The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful A classic American play about a remarkable journey home. Carrie Watts dreams of escape from the bustling city and of a  […]

A smiling man in Victorian-style clothes and a top hat stands with a group of children, also in Victorian-style clothing, in front a large Christmas tree.

November 18-December 31

A Christmas Carol – 2022

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption.

An African American woman wearing a wedding dress stands center stage on a trellis and plays an acoustic guitar, as the ensemble of wedding guests flanks her to her right and left. Circular lights and an onstage band are visible on a platform above her.

March 15-May 13


Dive into Cheryl L. West’s spirited, authentic and emotionally charged story about a charismatic music forerunner and the authentic roots of rock & roll.

Free and Discounted Tickets

We are committed to providing affordable ways for you to experience live performanes at Ford's Theatre. We offer discounted and free tickets throughout the season.

Gift Certificates

Treat friends and loved ones to a night out at the theatre. Or give them a chance to explore the history of Ford's and Lincoln's Legacy.