Folger Theatre’s main stage season is presented in an Elizabethan-styled theater—the first Elizabethan-styled theater in the Western Hemisphere. A replica of the innyard theaters popular during Shakespeare’s time, the timber- and plaster-walled theater features a three-tiered orchestra and gallery with seating that accommodates 250 people. The performing space itself is approximately 30’ x 30’ with a balcony and inner stage below, “Juliet” windows, and “heavens” reminiscent of Elizabethan stages. Designed by architect Paul Philippe Cret, the Folger Shakespeare Library was built in 1932 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
The Folger is closed for a multi-year renovation. All Folger programs and events will be held at other venues during construction.