Seating

Please note that Folger Theatre performances and other events will take place at other venues in the Washington, DC, area while our building is closed for a multi-year renovation.

The Folger's Elizabethan Theater

The Folger is a historic venue—the first Elizabethan-styled theater in North America. There are architectural columns and railings that enhance the ambiance of our theater. They may block portions of the stage from easy view. These seats are denoted as Partial View (PV) during the ticket buying process. Folger Theatre shows are directed so that the main action takes place in the center of the stage.

We offer reserved seating for Folger Theatre and Folger Consort performances in our historic theater. Unless specified, all other events are general admission and audience members may choose their own seats.

Please note that while most Folger events take place in the Folger's Elizabethan Theater, we occasionally move to larger spaces to accommodate additional audience members. Selected readings and other events may be held at:

  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill
    301 A Street SE  |  Washington, DC 20003
  • The Lutheran Church of the Reformation
    212 East Capitol Street NE  |  Washington, DC 20003
  • Washington National Cathedral
    3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW  |  Washington, DC 20016
  • The Phillips Collection
    1600 21st Street NW  |  Washington, DC 20009
  • The Music Center at Strathmore
    5301 Tuckerman Lane  |  North Bethesda, MD 20852

A box office associate can confirm any event’s location and seating capabilities or communicate the contact information for the venue.

Folger Consort at St. Mark's

During the Folger's building renovation, most Folger Consort performances will take place at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill. Please see below for a seating chart of the venue.