Eight people join hands in prayer around a long table.
The company of Grace. Photo by André Chung.

Free First Preview

Enter for your chance to win free tickets to our mainstage productions.

Ford’s Theatre and TodayTix have partnered to give you a chance to win free tickets. The lottery is easy to enter and opens the week before the first performance of each production. We hope that by removing price barriers we can invite those in the Washington-area community who might not otherwise consider participation in the arts.

“So magical! I have wanted to take my daughter to A Christmas Carol for 10 years and because of the lottery I finally could.”

-2016 #FordsFreePreview Attendee

How to Enter

Enter for a chance to win free tickets to our productions.

Step 1

Download TodayTix

Download TodayTix app in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Select TodayTix Free First Previews with Ford’s Theatre. You can also enter on the Free First Preview page on TodayTix.com.

Step 2

Enter to Win

Beginning at midnight seven days before the first preview, enter to win up to two free tickets to our upcoming performance.

Step 3

Share on Social

Double or triple your odds by sharing your entry on Facebook and Twitter from the confirmation page.

Step 4

Cross your Fingers

Winners will be notified through the app and by email on the day of the first preview between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. You must claim your winning tickets in the TodayTix app within one hour of being notified. To request accessible seats, winners can call TodayTix customer service at (855) 464-9778.

Other Ways to Win

Beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of the free first preview performance, patrons can sign up using their email address to receive up to two tickets per person at the box office. In-person waiting list entries are eligible for partial view seats and any unclaimed lottery tickets. At 7 p.m., the box office will give out tickets on a first-come, first-served basis according to the wait list order.

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