A side view of the stage and seating at Ford’s Theatre. On the left is the Presidential Box with an American flag, a framed picture of George Washington and American flag bunting draped over the box.
View from the stage of Ford’s Theatre. Photo © Maxwell MacKenzie.

2024 – 2025 Season

The 2024-25 season celebrates Ford’s Theatre’s roots as a historic theatre by showcasing President Abraham Lincoln’s life and values culled from his own personal story, and uplifting stories teeming with life. We continue to tell spirited American stories that will capture hearts, inspire empathy and spark reflections on our shared past 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.

September 20-October 13, 2024

Mister Lincoln

By Herbert Mitgang
Directed by José Carrasquillo 
Featuring Scott Bakula as President Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: Advocate and Liberator. Take an up-close journey through Lincoln’s life in this witty and revelatory one-man show about the greatest president in our nation’s history.

November 21-December 31, 2024

A Christmas Carol – 2024

Based on the book by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Michael Wilson
Directed by Michael Baron
Featuring Craig Wallace as Scrooge

A Must-See Holiday Classic! Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption.

January 2025

The Ford’s Theatre Legacy Commissions: A First Look

Featuring New Works by Nilo Cruz and Gloria Reuben, Members of the Second Cohort of The Ford’s Theatre Legacy Commissions 

Free Ticketed Event! Witness the power of The Ford’s Theatre Legacy Commissions.

March 14-May 17, 2025

Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken 
Lyrics by Glenn Slater 
Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner 
Additional Book Materials by Douglas Carter Beane 
Music Direction by William Yanesh 
Directed and Choreographed by Jeff Calhoun 

An Exuberant Musical Comedy Inspired by the Hit Film! To escape the mob, a nightclub singer hides in a convent. While there, she helps her new sisters to discover their powerful voices while she finds her own.

May 2025

Staged Reading: The Inheritance

Inspired by E. M. Forster’s Howards End
By Matthew López
Directed by José Carrasquillo 

A Sweeping Two-Part American Epic. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of World Pride Month with The Inheritance, an epic examination of survival, healing, class divides and what it means to call a place home.

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.