• Shakespeare on the Common

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    781-239-5972

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    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

King Lear

Commonwealth Concerts

See Calendar for matinee schedule

Photo Archive

  • July 22 - August 9, 2015

    King Lear

    • When:

      July 22 - August 9, 2015

    • Venue:

      Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

      Performance Schedule:

      *Tuesdays - Saturdays @ 8pm
      *Sundays @ 7pm
      *Matinee: Saturday, August 8th @ 3pm

      Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Friday, July 30 - Friday, August 7

    Commonwealth Concerts

    • When:

    • Venue:

      Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

      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. 

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Fall 2014: Shakespeare at Fenway

Photo Credit: Nile Scott Shots

Summer 2014: Twelfth Night

Photo Credit: Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures

Summer 2013: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Photo Credit: Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures

The Last Will, February 2013

The Last Will

Photo Credit: Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures

Shakespeare and the Law: Richard II

Panelists at Shakespeare and the Law

Photo Credit: Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures

Summer 2012: Coriolanus

Coriolanus Summer 2011

Photo Credit: Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures

Summer 2011: All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well Summer 2011

Photo Credit: Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures

Summer 2010: Othello

Othelle Summer 2010

Photo Credit: Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures