• 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


Education at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Studying Shakespeare is valuable to anyone.  These texts are a kind of intellectual and emotional gymnasium that challenge readers/performers in close-reading and offer opportunities for complex emotional exploration, but many students stumble even before they encounter the first line of a play.  The weight that “Shakespeare” carries can be a burden itself, and can impose undue separation between students and the plays.  Therefore, our primary mission is to demystify not only the texts themselves, but also an artistic approach to the plays, and to thereby cultivate a feeling of ownership of these cultural treasures and empowerment to take part in theatrical activities amongst students of any age, race, or socioeconomic status.