A smiling man in Victorian-style clothes and a top hat stands with a group of children, also in Victorian-style clothing, in front a large Christmas tree.
Photo of Craig Wallace and the young cast of A Christmas Carol (2022) by Titus Ogilvie-Laing.

2023 – 2024 Season

This season brings joyous, restorative life to our American past and takes audiences on hero’s journeys. From a flower shop on Skid Row to the city of Atlanta, these stories emphasize community, courage and transformation. We are proud to present this season with all-DMV local casts and continue our commitment to sharing stories that have made an important impact on our history and future

Experience a live performance in a historic theatre like no other!

Since its reopening in 1968, Ford’s Theatre has produced plays and musicals celebrating the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and exploring the American experience. With commissions like The Guard and Lincoln-based premieres such as The Heavens Are Hung in Black and Necessary Sacrifices, Ford’s Theatre is making its mark on American theatre.

Logo for Something Moving: a Meditation on Maynard.
September 21-October 22, 2023

Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard

By Pearl Cleage

Reflect on the past and present in Pearl Cleage’s evocative examination of the impact of Mayor Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first Black Mayor.

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November 17-December 31, 2023

A Christmas Carol – 2023

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Michael Wilson
Directed by Michael Baron
Featuring Craig Wallace as Scrooge

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption.

Logo for A First Look: The Ford's Theatre Legacy Commissions.
January 2024

The Second Ford’s Theatre Legacy Commissions: A First Look

Featuring New Work by Nambi E. Kelley and Charlayne Woodard
Sneak Peek of When Day Comes by Ricardo Khan and Sweet Honey in the Rock

In this second iteration of our A First Look festival, explore new works by Nambi E. Kelley and Charlayne Woodard, members of our inaugural Ford’s Theatre Legacy Commissions cohort of BIPOC playwrights, and get a sneak peek of our workshop of When Day Comes by Ricardo Khan and Sweet Honey in the Rock®.

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March 15-May 18, 2024

Little Shop of Horrors – 2024

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics and Book by Howard Ashman
Music Direction by William Yanesh
Choreographed by Ashleigh King
Directed by Kevin McAllister

Come down to Skid Row for a non-stop blast, sci-fi horror comedy, love story and rock musical that has become one of the most treasured pieces of American musical theatre.

Free and Discounted Tickets

We are committed to providing affordable ways for you to experience live performances at Ford's Theatre. We offer discounted and free tickets throughout the season.

Gift Certificates

Treat friends and loved ones to a night out at the theatre. Or give them a chance to explore the history of Ford's and Lincoln's Legacy.