Become a Teacher Member!

Become a Teacher Member!

Shakespeare is taught in over 90% of American middle and high schools, and for over 30 years, Folger Education has been working with teachers across the country to help open up Shakespeare’s texts to their students. Because we know that teachers do the most important work on earth, we’ve created a Teacher Membership to help bring teachers and the Folger closer together-- so that we can support you all of the time, no matter where you are. 

Click here to become a Teacher Member today! Be sure to select Teacher from the drop-down menu.

Becoming a Teacher Member gives you:

  • Full, members-only access to this online community, including

    • Over 350 Folger classroom resources
    • 20 play-specific communities, including 
      • Teaching Macbeth
      • Teaching Romeo and Juliet
      • Teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream
      • Teaching the Sonnets
    • Live-streaming events
    • Curated peeks inside the Folger collection
    • And more to come, when Teacher Members tell us what they need!

  • An annual, all-day teacher workshop at the Folger for teacher members only: Saturday, April 28, 2018 

  • A special t-shirt for teacher members who join us before December 31, 2018

  • 10% off in the Folger Gift Shop every day (in person or online), plus 20% off during holiday shopping days

  • Folger Magazine

  • $10 off single tickets to Folger Theatre performances

  • $5 off single tickets to Folger Consort performances

  • 50% discount on up to four single tickets to lectures and selected O.B. Hardison Poetry Series readings

  • Invitations to gallery talks with world-renowned scholars who curate Folger exhibitions offer in-depth discussion, followed by an after-hours viewing of the exhibition

  • Invitation to Member Appreciation Weekend: Two days of one-of-a-kind events, such as: workshops in swordplay, poetry, and quill writing; viewing of staff favorites from the Folger collection; a discussion with the cast of a Folger Theatre production; and tours of our art collections and conservation laboratory.

To view the Teacher Membership brochure, including an image of the Teacher Member t-shirt, please click here

A note on the process: Upon completion of becoming a teacher member, it may take up to 2 hours to be granted full access to this community. Additionally, if you already have a community profile, you will need to re-log in to the community in order for your expanded access to take effect. If you have any questions, please contact us at