Folger Shakespeare Library127 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2025444600
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library
Folger Shakespeare Library is an independent research library in the city and has the world's largest collection of the printed works of William Shakespeare. So if you are someone who loves to read or just love William Shakespeare then visiting this library is a must. The place is famous for its rareand significant materials that are from the early modern period (1500–1750). The library was established by Henry Clay Folger.
Folger Shakespeare Library Travel Tips
- Children under the age of four are not permitted in the theater.
- All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds except in the event of a cancellation. Programs and artists are subject to change.
Entrance Ticket Details For Folger Shakespeare Library
- Tickets depend on the show and can be purchased locally or online for each show
- Online: You can buy tickets online for all Folger performances.
- Discounts for students, educators, senior citizens, members of the military, and groups of 10 or more are not available for online purchases. Please see Groups and Discounts for more details.
- By phone: Call the Folger box office at (202) 544-7077 during regular telephone hours (Monday through Saturday from 12pm–5pm). A box office associate will be happy to assist you.
- In person: The Folger box office is located in the theater lobby at the Third Street entrance of the building. The box office window is open Monday through Saturday from 12pm–5pm and one hour prior to events.
Folger Shakespeare Library Hours
- Timings depend on the show.
- Office opened Monday through Saturday from 12pm–5pm.
- Closed Sunday expect for when there is an event.
How to Reach Folger Shakespeare Library
- Take the subway from Capitol South Metro Station.
- Take a bus from 2ND ST & E CAPITOL ST (SUPREME COURT) sb.
- Take a taxi or rental to the destination.
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Folger Shakespeare Library Reviews & Ratings
I am by no means a fan of Shakespeare, but I decided to stop by and have a look during my recent trip to DC. The interior design with dark wood paneling is amazingly beautiful! The theater is designed to give the feel of watching a play at Shakespeare's Globe.
What an unexpected treat. Tour was so informative and engaging. Both my 12 and 20 year old were captivated learning how Shakespeare has impacted the English language and theater. A real gem.
I had a chance to visit this library. Most of the collection is viewed by arrangement prior to visiting. For legitimate research purposes, volumes are available for personal viewing. A visit to the ‘mini-Globe stage’ enabled us to sit in as initial rehearsals for one of the Henry plays ( I forget which one) were underway. Views of the main library showed how sponge rubber or foam wedges kept researches from damaging binding during viewing. I can’t wait to get back to inspect this collection
I wasn't familiar with this museum. But I had gone to the Library of Congress, several weeks ago, and the location appeared to be close. I arrived upon this huge marble structure. A Security Officer greets me as I approach the entrance. I enter, I'm immediately drawn into the Great Hall, to The First Chefs Exhibit. After exploring that area, at the adjoining room, I inquired about other areas. A very helpful Security Officer, paired me with a Docent. The Docent gave me a tour of the Founders' Room and Furnishings. The Docent was very detailed in her presentation. She pointed out the most interesting items in the Founders' Room. For example, she relayed the history and details of the portraits, the character's names in the stained glass, the background about the Folio on display. She gave me ample time to photograph. I thoroughly appreciated the tour and assistance. In another area, I was able to see the theater, which was in rehearsal for a play. I was not able to see The Research Room, it required advance reservation for that portion of the tour. Great tour, especially Founders' Room.
Lovely building , especially if you get the VIP tour where you can see original first editions of Shakespeare's finest. The smell of the old books does indeed smell of a rich moehegemy and dang it..I liked it ! Incidentally, we also checked out the Third Rail show : Confection and adored it.