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 "Season-at-a-Glance" page to find the ticket availability dates for all concerts.
Patrons who are unable to obtain tickets are encouraged to try for stand-by tickets at the door on the day of the concert starting at 6:00pm (for 8:00pm). 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 [email protected]
- By phone -- (703) 573-7328, (202) 397-7328, (410) 547-7328 (Balt.)
- On the Web -- http://www.ticketmaster.com/Library-of-Congress-tickets-Washington/venue/172086
- Outlets -- for a list of outlets, please call TicketMaster at (202) 432-SEAT or visit TicketMaster's Washington D.C. page
- $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.
Concerts are presented in the Library’s historic Coolidge Auditorium, located in the Thomas Jefferson Building (1st and Independence, S.E.) unless otherwise noted. All events are free of charge to the public, but tickets are required, available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) or (202) 397-7328. For “special ticketing policy” events please email [email protected] or call (202) 707-8437. 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. Tickets for events at the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE) are available through the Hill Center Box Office (hillcenterdc.org) or (202) 549-4172.