I also highly recommend productions staged in the Elizabethan-styled Folger Theatre at the Folger Shakespeare Library ★★, on Capitol Hill, 201 E. Capitol St. SE, at 2nd Street (www.folger.edu; [tel] 202/544-7077), which celebrates its 87th anniversary in 2019. The theater typically produces three to four plays each season, using the same fine directors (Aaron Posner’s a favorite) and casting the same excellent actors (Holly Twyford is always a treat), that you’ll see at the Shakespeare Theatre and other stages around town. The main differences at the Folger are its design—its three-tiered wooden balconies, oak-carved columns, and half-timbered facade resemble the courtyard of an English Renaissance inn—and its intimacy: The theater holds 270 people. The theater is also the setting for musical performances, lectures, readings, and other events.
Washington, D.C.› Attraction
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 E. Capitol St. SE
Our Rating Neighborhood Capitol Hill Hours Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. Free walk-in tours Mon–Sat 11am, 1pm, and 3pm; Sun noon and 3pm. Garden tours Sat 10am Apr–Oct. Reading Room tours Sat noon and Sun 1pm; reservations required. Closed federal holidays. Transportation Metro: Capitol South or Union Station Phone 202/544-4600 Prices Free admission Web site Folger Shakespeare Library
Map201 E. Capitol St. SE Washington, D.C.
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