· 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
· Parking: Boston Common Garage
· Restrooms available onsite
A new series debuting in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s 2013-2014 season. An expansion of CSC’s longstanding American Voices, TITR is a script-in-hand reading series presented without common theatrical elements like sets or costumes. These pared-down readings uniquely engage the audience by immersing them in the immediacy of the text and the actors’s performances, allowing one’s own imagination to take creative flight.
A favorite script-in-hand reading series, Law and Leadership each bring together local, state and national lawyers and judges and renowned business leaders with some of Boston’s best local acting talent to perform Shakespeare plays each season. Each performance is followed by a panel discussion addressing questions and themes in the text that resonate for these professionals within their modern fields.
CSC’s touring initiative to local parks brings free outdoor theater to neighborhood venues and under-served communities. Past seasons have included: Shakespeare on Love, a collection of love scenes complimented with popular music performed by CSC Apprentices and Bard Over Broadway a new Shakespeare-inspired musical-theater review performed in collaboration with The Boston Conservatory.
A Boston tradition since 1996, CSC has been presenting fully-staged productions of Shakespeare plays free-of-charge to Boston audiences.
Sponsored by New England Conservatory and the Free For All Concert Fund, Commonwealth Concerts is a series of pre-show concerts featuring a wide range of musical styles before performances of Shakespeare on the Common.
Special events--including our Annual Gala--held throughout the year to raise funds to support all of CSC’s FREE programming.
July 22 - August 9, 2015
Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common
*Tuesdays - Saturdays @ 8pm
*Sundays @ 7pm
*Matinee: Saturday, August 8th @ 3pm
*ASL-Interpreted Performances: Friday, July 31 @ 8pm and Sunday, August 2 @ 7pm
*Open Captioned Performance: July 25 @ 8pm
*Audio Described Performance: July 30 @ 8pm (Rain date: August 9 at 7pm)Read More
Apprentice Showcase 2015
All performances are FREERead More
Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common
Commonwealth Concerts Sponsored by New England Conservatory, July 30-August 7, 2015. Concerts begin 90 minutes before curtain on the main stage at Shakespeare on the Common.Read More
September 9-13, 2015 80 minutes
Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College
Run time is approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.
Seating will begin 30 min prior to curtain.
No refunds on ticket purchases. Ticket exchanges for another performance will be accommodated up to 24 hours in advance.Read More
Friday, September 19, 2014 7:30 pm 1 hour 30 minutes
Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE, 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.
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will kick off its 20th anniversary season on September 19, 2014, with a once-in-a-lifetime gift to the City of Boston — Shakespeare at Fenway. This is a first-ever event of this kind to be presented at a major league ballpark.
Directed by CSC’s Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, CSC will bring a starting line-up of local and national celebrities to the iconic ballpark for an evening of famous scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays.
"All Star" tickets grant preferred seating and cost $35 each. A limited number of special "MVP" tickets, featuring priority seating and access to an exclusive post-performance reception with the cast, support the next 20 years of CSC’s service to the community and are currently available for $125 each.
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE BUT GOING FAST 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.
Generous event support has been provided to Commonwealth Shakespeare Company by
Promotional event support provided by:
Max von Essen
Jay O. Sanders
Jason Butler Harner