Jane Austen Film Festival

Welcome back for the 11th year of Jane Austen at Dumbarton House! Grab a blanket, your date, friends, or family, and enjoy Jane Austen’s timeless love stories under the stars in our beautiful historic garden.

Why do we have the annual Jane Austen Film Festival? The “Federal period” is the American equivalent of the “Regency period” in the United Kingdom. Despite the ocean separating us, cultural and political ties remained strong between the United States and Britain throughout the nineteenth century. Because of the overlap in time and context, we can use Austen’s stories to better understand our history and life in early Washington D.C.

Ticket sales begin June 1, 2022 at noon EST.

July 6th – Emma (2020) POSTPONED to August 3rd due to weather

July 13th – Sense and Sensibility (1995)

July 20th – Mansfield Park (1999)

July 27th – Pride and Prejudice (2005)

August 3rd – Emma (2020)


  • Tickets should be purchased in advance as this event regularly sells out.
  • Tickets are $10 and will go on sale at noon on June 1, 2022.
  • Capacity limited to 150 tickets for pre-sale with 50 available for purchase at the gate.
  • Rain dates are August 3rd and 10th. If it rains on these dates as well, the event will be cancelled, and you will be refunded the cost of your ticket.
  • The rain call we be made via social media by 3:00 p.m. on the day of each film viewing. Please follow us @dumbartonhouse on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
  • Gates open at 7:30 p.m. for the general public.
  • Gates open early at 7:00 p.m. for museum members.
  • The film will start at sunset- roughly 8:15 p.m.
  • Refreshments and concessions will be available for sale.
  • Picnics encouraged-no glass and no tables will be permitted.
  • NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.
  • Blankets encouraged. Low chairs only- those in taller chairs will be moved to the edge or back of viewing area to ensure everyone has an unobstructed view.
  • Seating is first come, first served. Members get early access.
  • No dogs (service animals allowed).
  • No smoking.
  • Seating for ticketholders cannot be guaranteed 15 mins after the start of the film. 
  • Tickets are non-refundable. If you are no longer able to attend, thank you for supporting Dumbarton House. 


  • Members receive discounted tickets ($5 rather than $10). Memberships must be purchased by midnight on May 29, 2022 in order to receive member benefits for ticket pre-sale.
  • The discount code will be sent to members on May 31, 2022.
  • Members must present a membership confirmation email in order to exercise day-of-movie benefits including early admission to the grounds and gift shop discounts.
  • For questions about memberships, please contact Austin Teholiz, Development Assistant at  AustinTeholiz@DumbartonHouse.org


Jul 06 2022


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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