We honor Lincoln’s love of the performing arts by producing theatre that captivates and entertains.
Experience a live performance in a historic theatre like no other. Join us for an American musical, a classic play, a history-based drama or a dynamic world premiere.
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.
2022-2023 Season Performances
March 15 – May 13, 2023
SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!
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 performances at Ford’s Theatre. We offer discounted and free tickets throughout the season.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.
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.
Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium
March 25, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln.
Virtual Investigation Detective McDevitt
Thu., April 13, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Assist Detective James McDevitt as he investigates the assassination of President Lincoln.
Lincoln Online Oratory Project Virtual Video Watch Party
Friday, April 21, 2023
Join us on Ford’s social media channels for our Virtual Watch Party celebrating the work of Lincoln Online Oratory Project classrooms