• Shakespeare on the Common

  • Cancellations

    Weather information:


    Food & Beverages

    • · Vendors available onsite
    • · Personal food & drink welcome
    • · No alcohol
  • Tickets & Seating

    · Performances are free & open to the public

    · Bring a blanket to sit on

    · Bring or rent a chair - rentals $5 + $5 deposit

    · Learn more about sitting in our Friends Section

    · Additional information will be posted in the spring

  • Other Info

    · Parking: Boston Common Garage

    · Restrooms available onsite

Romeo & Juliet

See Calendar for matinee schedule

Volunteer Opportunities

  • July 19 - August 6, 2017

    Romeo & Juliet

    • When:

      Tuesday – Saturday performances at 8pm; Sundays at 7pm (Off Mondays). There will be one 3pm matinee performance on Saturday, August 5.

    • Venue:

      Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

      For Weather updates on performance nights, call the CSC weather hotline, (781) 239-5972.



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Volunteer Opportunities

Title: Development Volunteer

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) is seeking a volunteer who will be an integral part of the development team, which consists of a full-time Director of Development and full-time Development Associate.


  • Filing, data entry, and office organization
  • Assisting staff with fundraising appeal mailings
  • Assist with staffing events as needed
  • Other duties as assigned – can be catered to the volunteer’s interests


  • Professional and detail-oriented, with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to be calm and focused under pressure
  • Computer-savvy, with strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Time Commitment

  • Flexible, but must be during office hours (roughly 10am-5pm Monday-Friday)

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to employment@commshakes.org with “Development Volunteer” in the subject line. Rolling deadline. No phone calls please.

Please note that Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is the Theatre-in- Residence at Babson College. Applicants must have their own means of transportation to and from the campus in Wellesley.

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