· 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
July 22 - August 9, 2015
Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common
Total running time: about 3 hours (including intermission)
*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)
Audio Description pre-show This Spoken Description by Matt Gats corresponds to online information and images associated with this production.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
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is committed to providing equal access to Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common through its access and inclusion program, A Common Access Initiative, funded by the Liberty Mutual Foundation. This summer’s production of Twelfth Night (July 23-August 10) will feature on-site accessibility services to patrons with mobility impairments, those who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind and Visually Impaired individuals. The staff at CSC is committed to serving all patrons regardless of ability or disability.
-American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances
-Audio Described Performance
-Sound Enhancement Devices Available
-Braille and Large-Type Programs Available
-Accessible Seating reserved in several free seating locations around the Boston Common
-Accessible Seating available in CSC’s newly-renamed Friends Section for a minimum donation of $50
This season, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has partnered with several individuals and organizations to enhance the reach of A Common Access Initiative. Accessibility and Inclusion planning, staff training, on-site patron services, and tactile tours will be provided by The Accessible Theatre, a new organization dedicated to increasing access and inclusion in Boston’s arts organizations. ASL interpretation coordinated by Christopher Robinson of Boston University with ASL Coach Sabrina Dennison. Audio Description will be provided by Alice Austin. Braille programs will be produced by Perkins School for the Blind, where Commonwealth Shakespeare Company also provides theatre education.
CSC seeks to partner with additional community organizations to make Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common more easily accessible.For special accommodations or information for your organization, please contact Access Consultant Beth Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audio Description Date
With Alice Austin - Sunday, 7/27, at 7pm (Rain Date 8/3)
American Sign Language Interpreted Dates
With Christopher Robinson and Sabrina Dennison - Sunday, 8/3, at 7pm & Friday, 8/8, at 8pm (Rain Date 8/9)