• 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

Romeo & Juliet

2017 Apprentice Showcase

See Calendar for matinee schedule

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  • July 19 - August 6, 2017

    Romeo & Juliet

    • When:

      Tuesday – Saturday performances at 8pm; Sundays at 7pm (Off Mondays). There will be one 3pm matinee performance on Saturday, August 5.

    • Venue:

      Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

      For Weather updates on performance nights, call the CSC weather hotline, (781) 239-5972.

      We are proud to be a part of The Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Friday Program! 
      Join us on Friday, August 4 from 6:30pm-7pm for a family-friendly demonstration on how actors safely create the illusion of realistic stage combat.  This session is appropriate for all ages.  Ben & Jerry's will be sampling ice cream from 5pm-6pm.
      Parking: Parking is available in the Boston Common Garage.  Be sure to pick up a discount coupon from one of the CSC tents or from an usher to receive $1 off your parking.  These coupons are provided by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA). CSC receives $2 from the MCCA each time a coupon is used.

      Accessible Performances Schedule

      ASL-Interpreted Performances: 
      July 28 + 29 @ 8pm (Rain date July 30 @ 7pm)
      Audio Described Performances: 
      July 30 @ 7pm + August 4 @ 8pm (Backstage touch tours 90 min before curtain)
      Open Captioned Performances: 
      July 27 + August 3 @ 8pm




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  • July 25 - August 6, 2017

    2017 Apprentice Showcase

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Please make a gift today to help us continue to keep theater accessible to all!



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CHECK DONATIONS:  Please make it your check to Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and mail to:

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Babson College, Sorenson Center

231 Forest Street

Babson Park, MA 02457

STOCK GIFTS: To donate a gift of stock, please contact Director of Development, Joanna Rothman, at development@commshakes.org (781) 239-5975.

22nd SEASON SPONSORSHIPS: We have exciting sponsorship opportunities available for our 2016-2017 Season! For more details, please contact Director of Development, Joanna Rothman at development@commshakes.org (781) 239-5975.


Stay tuned for more information about our new Annual Fund

& Producer's Circle!


And, don't forget to let us know if your company offers to match your donation. Twice the impact!