• 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

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Love's Labour's Lost

See Calendar for matinee schedule

CSC by the Numbers

"Convenient numbers to make good the city"
(Coriolanus, Act 1, Scene V)

CSC has presented FREE Shakespeare to the city of Boston for 20 years

     In 2012, CSC saw its 1 millionth patron on the Boston Common

Between 75,000-100,000 patrons attend our performances on the Common each summer

     Since 2010, TOUR OF THE PARKS held over 30 performances in 9 of Boston's under-served
          neighborhood parks

Since 1997, CSC has received 11 Elliot Norton and 5 IRNE Awards

     Shakespeare on the Common has had a $3,000,000 economic impact,
          according to one economic calculator

     67% of CSC's revenue comes from donations

Boston has ZERO arts events larger than Shakespeare on the Common