Audience members give a standing ovation at Ford’s Theatre.
Photo by Gary Erskine.


Ford’s Theatre is committed to providing diverse discount programs for our communities to experience our world-class theatre.

Discounts and offers may not be combined.

Membership Benefits

Join the Friends of Ford’s Theatre today and receive exclusive benefits, including 10-20% off mainstage tickets (except A Christmas Carol), easy ticket exchanges and access to our members-only presale.

Free and Discounted Tickets

Free First Preview

In Partnership with TodayTix

We give away free tickets to the first show of each of our mainstage performances.

Discounted Previews

Save $6-$35 with preview performances for our fall and winter productions.

Obstructed View Discount

Available in Person at the Box Office for All Performances; Available via Phone for Select Performances

Obstructed view seats range from $17-$30. The view from the seat will be partially blocked by one of the support columns in our historic theatre.

Group Discount

For Groups of 10 or More

You can receive special discounts and benefits when booking a group.

Under 40 Discount

Discounted Tickets and Special Events

Younger than 40? You can join Generation Abe, a free community for theatre fans and history lovers.

Senior Discount

Save on Matinee Tickets

Age 60 or older? You can purchase discounted tickets to select performances. Requires ID at will call. Restrictions apply.

Accessibility Discounts

We offer select performances with ASL interpretation and/or audio description for each production. To request ASL interpretation or audio description for a different performance, please email at least two (2) weeks before the performance date for accommodation.

Military Discount

Save 50% on Tickets

Are you U.S. military personnel or a veteran? You can purchase discounted tickets to Ford’s Theatre mainstage performances. Military ID required to pick up tickets at the box office.