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.
Photo of Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge and the young cast of A Christmas Carol (2022) by Titus Ogilvie-Laing.

2023 – 2024 Season

This season brings joyous, restorative life to our American past and takes audiences on hero’s journeys. From a flower shop on Skid Row to the city of Atlanta, these stories emphasize community, courage and transformation. We are proud to present this season with all-DMV local casts and continue our commitment to sharing stories that have made an important impact on our history and future.

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.

The cast of the 2023 Ford’s Theatre world premiere production of Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard. Photo by Scott Suchman.

September 22, 2023 – October 15, 2023

Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard

Reflect on the past and present in Pearl Cleage’s evocative examination of the impact of Mayor Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first Black mayor.

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

November 17, 2023 — December 31, 2023

A Christmas Carol – 2023

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

Logo for A First Look: The Ford's Theatre Legacy Commissions.
January 2024

The Second Ford’s Theatre Legacy Commissions: A First Look

In this second iteration of our A First Look festival, explore new works by Nambi E. Kelley and Charlayne Woodard, members of our inaugural Ford’s Theatre Legacy Commissions cohort of BIPOC playwrights.

Drawing of a large venus flytrap with lips and teeth in a pot. The background shows a flower shop.

March 15, 2024 — May 18, 2024

Little Shop of Horrors – 2024

Come down to Skid Row for a non-stop blast, sci-fi horror comedy, love story and rock musical that has become one of the most treasured pieces of American musical theatre.

Free and Discounted Tickets

We are committed to providing affordable ways for you to experience live performances 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.