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    • · 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

Commonwealth Concerts Sponsored by The Free for All Concert Fund, Inc.

Commonwealth Concerts Sponsored by New England Conservatory

Free Fun Friday

Bard at the Bar

See Calendar for matinee schedule

Friends Section at Twelfth Night

  • 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)

      Click HERE for a Site Map.

       

       

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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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  • August 1, 2014

    Free Fun Friday

    • When:

      Friday, August 1, 2014 5:00pm

    • Venue:

      Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

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  • August 1 - 8, 2014

    Commonwealth Concerts Sponsored by New England Conservatory

    • When:

      Friday, Aug. 1 - 8, 2014

    • Venue:

      Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

      Commonwealth Concerts Sponsored by New England Conservatory, August 1-8, 2014.  Concerts begin 90 minutes before curtain on the main stage at Shakespeare on the Common.

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  • August 7, 2014

    Bard at the Bar

    • When:

      Thursday, August 7, 2014 5:30 p.m.

    • Venue:

      Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale

    • Need to know:

      Eventbrite - CSC's Bard at the Bar | Young Professionals Event @ Stoddard's

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  • August 9 & 10, 2014

    Commonwealth Concerts Sponsored by The Free for All Concert Fund, Inc.

    • When:

      Saturday, August 9 & 10, 2014

    • Venue:

      Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

      Saturday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m.
      Boston Public Quartet, resident ensemble of musiConnects

       

      Sunday, August 10 at 5:30 p.m.
      Musicians from the Longwood Symphony Orchestra

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Join us in the Friends Section at Twelfth Night this summer!
July 23 - August 10, 2014

Reserving a chair in the newly renamed Friends Section is now a benefit of supporting the CSC Fund, which with grants and sponsorships makes Free Shakespeare on the Common possible.  Make a minimum donation of $50 and receive one reserved chair in the CSC Friends Section for a performance of Twelfth Night this summer on the Boston Common, as well as other special benefits.

Anyone can become a Friend of CSC!      Eventbrite - Twelfth Night

  Space is limited.  Online reservations can be made up to four hours prior to the performance.  A limited number of chairs will be available on-site for $50 each.  The Friends Section will open for seating 90 minutes before curtain and must be claimed 30 minutes before curtain or risk being released. 

All donations are NON-REFUNDABLE.  We are happy to try to exchange chair reservations to a different evening if the request is received at least 24 hours in advance or if the performance is cancelled due to inclement weather.  Black out dates do apply.  Due to the high volume of reservations, CSC is not able to reschedule chairs if they go unclaimed.

Don't forget to order your picnic boxes!  Picnic boxes from Earl of  Sandwich are BACK!  Take a look at this year's menu and consider making a $15 donation now to enjoy a picnic box when you are on the Common for Twelfth Night this summer.

Questions about Shakespeare on the Common?
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