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Folger Shakespeare Library



While our historic building is under renovation (2020-22), connect with the Folger at sites across DC, on tour and online. More at folger.edu.

Home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, the Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-renowned center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts. The Folger is an internationally recognized research library offering advanced scholarly programs in the humanities; an innovator in the preservation of rare materials; a national leader in how Shakespeare is taught in grades K#8211;12; and an award-winning producer of cultural and arts programs #8211; theater, music, poetry, exhibits, lectures, and family programs. By promoting understanding of Shakespeare and his world, the Folger reminds us of the enduring influence of his works, the formative effects of the Renaissance on our own time, and the power of the written and spoken word. A gift to the American people from industrialist Henry Clay Folger, the Folger Shakespeare Library #8211; located one block east of the U.S. Capitol #8211; opened in 1932. Learn more at www.folger.edu.

  • A/V Equipment
  • Easels
  • Wifi
  • Portable Stages
  • Free Admission
  • Guided tours available
  • Private Tour
  • Educational Programming
  • Non-Profit Organization
Largest Meeting Room Details

Capacity, Banquet-style: 250, Capacity, Theatre-style: 263

Meeting Space Details

Inside Reception Capacity: 300

Distance to Metro

3 Blocks

Distance to Conv Center

2 Miles

Pool

None

Nearby Landmarks

National Mall, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Capitol, Union Station

Attraction Rates

Free

Length of Tour

Less than 1 hour

Min to Airport

15

Metro Station

Capitol South, Union Station

Parking

Self

Valet

N/A

Metro Line

Blue, Orange, Silver

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Visa

CONTACT

201 E Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
United States

(202) 544-7077
Meeting Space
Dimensions (ft.)
Total Sq. Ft.
Ceiling Height (ft.)
Reception Capacity
Theater Capacity
Banquet Capacity
Classroom Capacity
  • Folger Elizabethan Theatre
  • Great Hall
  • Paster Reading Room
  • Founders' Room
  • Board Room
  • Tea Room
  • Folger Theatre
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • 250
  • 300
  • 50
  • 50
  • 50
  • 263
  • 40
  • 50
  • 40
  • 263
  • 180
  • 250
  • 30
  • 40
  • 40

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