A museum display of six all-white statues of men from the 1860s, which represent the jobseekers and visitors to the Lincoln White House. In the center, a man in a suit raises a finger as he speaks. Opposite him, a short man in a top hat is pointing to him with his mouth open, as if they are engaged in a debate.
Large figures representing jobseekers and visitors to the Lincoln White House. Photo © Maxwell MacKenzie.

Corporate Membership

The Board of Governors is a special group of corporations whose annual support has been crucial to the success of this historic theatre.

The generous support of corporate members helps to ensure that Ford’s Theatre remains a world class center for the arts and learning, and the ideal location to explore Lincoln’s values and leadership principles.

Board of Governors Membership

Through membership in the Board of Governors, corporations and associations play a vital role in making history come alive at Ford’s Theatre, while taking advantage of a number of exclusive benefits, including:

  • Excellent entertainment and hospitality benefits, including VIP Openings and receptions, private after-hours tours, and use of our unique event space
  • Complimentary tickets to the Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala—one of Washington’s most exclusive events;
  • Recognition of a representative and the company in printed programs, production materials, Ford’s Theatre’s historic lobby and on the website; and
  • Ticket discounts and employee engagement opportunities, including events for employees under 35 years of age and artist meet-and-mingle events.

View a list of current Board of Governors members.

We offer a range of corporate membership options, including season sponsorships, underwriting of our theatrical productions and support for one of our many education programs—as well as new and unique opportunities, like our ever-expanding digital initiatives to explore the American experience in the 21st century.

Join us in ensuring Ford’s Theatre remains a vibrant destination for generations to come. For more information, please contact the Corporate Relations team at Corporate@fordstheatrstg.wpengine.com or (202) 639-1587.

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