The Oct. 1 performance of The Laramie Project, about the murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, WY, was moved to the Woolly Mammoth Theater.
Ford's Theatre, which is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, does not use any federal funding or federal employees for its performances. During previous government shutdowns, the theatre has continued performances.
The theatre's walking tour, "Investigation: Detective McDevitt," will continue, and the Center for Education and Leadership, which is owned and operated by the Society, will stay open for daytime visits from 9 AM-6 PM.
The Center includes two floors of permanent exhibits about Lincoln's assassination and legacy and one floor of temporary exhibits, currently showing "Not Alone: The Power of Response," which features a selection of letters sent to Matthew Shepard's family.
More information can be found by calling (202) 347-4833 or visiting fords.org.