• 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

CSC Stage2 Series: Julius Caesar

Theatre in the Rough: K2

See Calendar for matinee schedule


  • October 29, 2016

    Theatre in the Rough: K2

    • When:

      October 29, 2016 7pm 90 minutes

    • Venue:

      Babson College's Sorenson Center for the Arts, Wellesley, MA

    • Need to know:

      General Admission tickets: $20

      VIP Reception Tickets: $60
      Reception tickets include preferred seating at the reading, as well as entry to an intimate reception with the cast and creative team. Proceeds from the reception will benefit Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's education and outreach programs.

      Run time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

      Seating will begin 30 min prior to curtain.

      Directions & Commuting Information to the Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College

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  • May 8-16, 2016

    CSC Stage2 Series: Julius Caesar

    • When:

      May 8-16, 2016 90 minutes

    • Venue:

      Babson College's Sorenson Center for the Arts

    • Need to know:

      Recommended for grades 6 and up.

      Directions & Parking Information for the Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College

      Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission.

      Wheelchair Accessibility: Wheelchair seating is available at the Sorenson Center for the Arts. When purchasing tickets, please indicate your needs for wheelchair accessible seating and House Management staff will be happy to reserve appropriate seating for you and your guests.

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A Common Access Initiative - Accessibility at CSC

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.  

Our Services

-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 

Our Partners

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 bpeters@commshakes.org.   

Accessible Performances

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)


Liberty Mutual