Exploring Shakespeare’s portrait of maniacal ambition and digging into the truth about this king’s real nature, Robert Richmond returns to the Folger to direct the celebrated history play.

For the first time in Folger history, the Elizabethan Theatre will be reconfigured to allow for a production "in the round". For more information on how this affects you, please click here for more information on seating for Richard III.

Visit Folger Digital Texts to view and download a free copy of Richard III.


Tuesday, January 28, 7:30pm
Tickets available one hour prior to the performance; cash only

Finding Richard: Turi King and Mathew Morris
Wednesday, February 5, 7:30pm
Turi King and Mathew Morris, part of the Greyfriars Project that discovered Richard III's body, speak on the archaeological dig and DNA verification.
$25/$20 for Members. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

College Night
Friday, February 7, 8pm
$15 tickets with valid student ID

Pre-Show Talk
Wednesday, February 12, 6:30pm
A scholarly, insightful discussion of the play with Folger Director Michael Witmore. Includes light fare reception. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Post-Show Talk with Cast
Thursday, February 20
Following the 7:30pm performance

Folger Friday
Friday, February 21 at 6pm
Poets Sarah Browning and Brian Gilmore respond to the play with original works. Browning is the Exec. Director of Split This Rock and Gilmore is a public interest lawyer and law professor.
FREE; reserve your seats here

Folger Friday
Friday, February 28 at 6pm
Mimi Yiu, a scholar at Georgetown University, discusses the fast-changing world of early modern architecture in the context of the Folger's production of Richard III in a talk entitled "Richard's Kingdom, Shakespeare's Globe: Theatre, Power, and Built Space." 
FREE; reserve your seats here

Sunday, March 2, 2pm
Call the box office at 202.544.7077 for details