• 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

Stage2 Performances

  • 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.

      We are proud to be a part of The Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Friday Program! 
      Join us on Friday, August 4 from 6:30pm-7pm for a family-friendly demonstration on how actors safely create the illusion of realistic stage combat.  This session is appropriate for all ages.
      Parking: Parking is available in the Boston Common Garage.  Be sure to pick up a discount coupon from one of the CSC tents or from an usher to receive $1 off your parking.  These coupons are provided by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA). CSC receives $2 from the MCCA each time a coupon is used.


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Upcoming CSC Stage2 Series Performance:

Julius Caesar

May 8-16, 2017

CSC’s Stage2 Series provides the opportunity for students and their teachers to attend high-quality live theater created with them in mind. Stage2 is presented at the state of the art Sorenson Theater at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. These productions use Shakespeare’s original text and are performed by our CSC2 Company, a group of young professional actors in residency with us for the year. We focus on themes and stories told by this next generation of actors that will resonate with next generation of theater goers. These productions bring the vibrancy, clarity and immediacy that has been the hallmark of our work on the Boston Common for over twenty years. Stage2 is a perfect supplement for students already reading Shakespeare in their curriculum or as a first-time introduction. We strive to make each play accessible, intelligible and entertaining for all. In addition to our Stage2 productions, we also offer supplemental in-school workshops led by our teaching artists and CSC2 actors.

Previous CSC Stage2 Series Performances: