All concerts are free but require tickets available from TicketMaster (there is a small service charge associated with each ticket order). There is a limit of 2 tickets per patron. Please visit the Full Season-at-a-Glance page to find the ticket availability dates for all concerts. Concerts are presented in the Library’s historic Coolidge Auditorium, located in the Thomas Jefferson Building (1st and Independence, S.E.) unless otherwise noted. Tickets for events at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street, N.E.) are available through the Atlas Box Office (www.atlasarts.org) or (202) 399-7993.
Due to the Library's security procedures, we strongly urge patrons to arrive thirty minutes before the start of each event.
Latecomers will be seated at a time determined by the artists for each concert. Children must be at least 7 years old for admittance to the concerts. Reserved tickets not claimed by five minutes before the beginning of the event will be distributed to standby patrons.
Request ASL and ADL accommodations five days in advance at 202-707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov
RUSH Tickets for Sold Out Events
Some concerts will be listed as SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of RUSH tickets will be available, at no cost, 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed.
Reservations for #DECLASSIFIED: Encounters with Artifacts and Ideas
Reservations are required. Space is limited to twelve patrons for these intimate encounters in the Music Division's studio space. Please call the Concert Information Line, (202) 707-5502 to make a reservation (two per patron, please.) We ask that you gives names for all reservations. Learn more
- Web — www.ticketmaster.com
- Outlets — www.ticketmaster.com/h/retaillocations.html
- Phone --
Washington, DC - (202) 397-7328
Maryland - (410) 547-7328
Northern Virginia - (703) 573-7328
- $2.75 per ticket (via the Web, Outlet, or Telephone)
- $2.00 handling fee (Telephone and Web only) Per Order
- $3.50 charge to print Web tickets at home (no charge for Will Call or Mail delivery)
The Ticketmaster ticketing system is designed to sell tickets on the "best available seat" basis. Therefore, the sooner patrons order tickets, the better the seat and the wider the selection. In past seasons, many patrons waiting in line for tickets were turned away for popular concerts. Under the new system, when a concert becomes "Sold Out," that information will be immediately available when patrons call Ticketmaster. Patrons will also be able to choose specific seat locations for events in the Coolidge Auditorium.