• 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

Twelfth Night

2014 Apprentice Showcase: Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare at Fenway

See Calendar for matinee schedule

Apprentice Program Accepted Students

  • September 19, 2014

    Shakespeare at Fenway

    • When:

      Friday, September 19, 2014 7:30 pm 1 hour 30 minutes

    • Venue:

      Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA

    • Need to know:

      Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 22, 2014 at 12pm, and can be purchased at redsox.com/shakespeare, by calling (877) REDSOX-9, or by visiting the Fenway Park ticket office. Fans with disabilities can call (877) REDSOX-9 to purchase accessible seating. The Red Sox' TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644.

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  • August 8, 9, 10

    2014 Apprentice Showcase: Much Ado About Nothing

    • When:

      August 8-10, 2014

    • Venue:

      Babson College, The Modern Theater, Newton-Hyde Center

    • Need to know:

      All performances are FREE and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged but not required for performances at Babson College and The Modern Theater due to limited seating at those venues.

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  • July 23 - August 10, 2014

    Twelfth Night

    • When:

      July 23 - August 10, 2014

    • Venue:

      Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

      Performance Schedule:

      Tuesdays thru Saturdays @ 8pm

      Sundays @ 7pm

      Matinee: Saturday, July 26th @ 3pm

      ASL Interpreted Performances: Aug 3 & 8 (Rain date Aug 9)

      Audio-Described Performance: July 27 (Rain date Aug 3)

      Run time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

      Click HERE for a Site Map.



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2014 Apprentice Program Accepted Students

Information Page

Thank you to the 2014 Apprentices for a wonderful summer! We miss you already and wish you the best in your careers. 



Please visit the Apprentice Program Page in winter 2014 for information about the 2015 Apprentice Program

Dear Accepted Students,

Congratulations and welcome to the 2014 Apprentice Program! We are excited to meet you in June. Before you arrive and throughout the summer, this page will serve as an informational resource for you. Please keep checking back as we will be updating with lots of items in the weeks to come. Please also feel free to continue reaching us at apprentice@commshakes.org with any questions as you prepare to join us this summer.


Adam Sanders, Academy Director; Victoria Townsend, Academy Assistant Director

General Information:

2014 Apprentice Program FAQ (Click to view a LIVE google doc with answers to questions from this year's accepted students)

Apprentice Program Terms of Participation

Babson College Code of Conduct

What to Bring with you this summer


The cost is $1740 for the eight weeks of the Program (can be paid online via PayPal below), is furnished, has a kitchen, in-unit laundry, free parking, and is in very close proximity to classes and rehearsals. Click here for more information.

Teaching Staff:

You will work with a large variety of teachers, actors, CSC artists and guest artists throughout the summer but the staff below will teach your core classes and direct your performance projects. 

2014 Faculty: (Click on the photo to see bio)


2014 Apprentice Program Calendar

Please find below a LIVE version of the 2014 Apprentice Calendar. Please note that for most classes, Apprentices are split into two groups that meet separately so not everyone is called for all events below (click on the event to see more details). This document will continue to be updated throughout the summer as new programming including special masterclasses is added!