• 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


  • 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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Now booking Julius Caesar workshops!

Schools may book a pre-show workshop at their school in advance of attending our performances. This workshop is co-led by a CSC Teaching Artist and an actor from the cast of Julius Caesar. These workshops are intended as enrichment for schools planning to attend the performance. 

Interested in preparing your students to view our show, bridging the gaps between reader, audience member, and performer? Learn more about the play from an actor's perspective and how artists bring Shakespeare's words to life. We'll explore the characters' vibrancy and immediacy in the context of students' modern experiences. Loyalty, honor and the identity of a nation are at stake when a clairvoyant warning, secret meetings and deadly conspiracies collide. This pre-show workshop will bring students inside the action as they explore these themes, examine character motivations and ultimately choose a side to support. Drawing on our recent election, students will develop authenticate connections to the Shakespearean text and come away with a deeper understanding of the politics of Shakespeare and the USA.

"Thank you all for everything each of you did to make this incredible opportunity available to our students...As a class, they've had their fair share of challenges, but as [the CSC teaching artists] can attest, the students confidently point to our work with Midsummer as one of the most enjoyable and transformative experiences of the year." -Eric Schildge, Boston Collegiate Charter School teacher on in-class residency with CSC.

Workshop Rates

Workshops start at a base day rate of $375 for 1 class (approximately 20-30 students). We will work to fit our programming into the timing of your school's class period (typically, around 1 hour). Additional classes in the same school day may be booked for $125 each up to 5 classes. Additional school days will start at the base day rate.

To learn more about workshops, contact Victoria Townsend at vtownsend@commshakes.org or (781) 239-5964.