• 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

King Lear

See Calendar for matinee schedule

CSC Fund Levels & Benefits

  • 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, July 25th @ 3pm

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  • May 21 - May 30, 2015

    Romeo & Juliet

    • When:

      May 21 - May 30, 2015

    • Venue:

      The Strand Theater, 543 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA

    • Need to know:

      Directions & Parking Information for The Strand Theatre

      Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission.

      Wheelchair Accessibility: Please note that there is no elevator access at the Strand Theatre, however wheelchair seating is available on the Mezzanine or Orchestra levels. 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.

      ASL Interpretation: There will be an ASL Interpreted performance on May 30 at 2pm. If you require seating in the ASL Interpreted viewing section, please see an usher the day of the performance and they will happy to show you and your guests to appropriate seating.

      This performance of Romeo & Juliet is part of our Shakespeare OFF the Common project, an innovative three-part arts program created in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events to foster community interaction, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" program.

      Volunteer for Romeo & Juliet!

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Giving Levels & Benefits


Friend $50-99

  • A subscription to the CSC insider quarterly e-newsletter
  • One complimentary reserved chair for Shakespeare on the Common
  • 30% discount on one additional reserved chair (Discounted price: $35)

Supporter $100-249

  • All Friend-level benefits
  • 20% discount on CSC merchandise
  • Two complimentary reserved chairs for Shakespeare on the Common*
  • 30% discount on up to four additional reserved chairs

Contributor $250-499

  • All Supporter-level benefits
  • Recognition in the Shakespeare on the Common playbill
  • Early registration for Shakespeare on the Common reserved chairs

Patron $500-999

  • All Contributor-level benefits
  • Personalized reserved chair concierge service
  • Invitation to two Patron events during the year, including a pre- or post-performance reception with the creative team

BARD’S CIRCLE (Named for Elizabethan Theatre Seating Levels)

Groundling’s Circle $1,000-$2,499

  • All Patron-level benefits
  • Four complimentary reserved chairs for Shakespeare on the Common*
  • One Boston Common Garage parking voucher for Shakespeare on the Common
  • Two tickets to Opening Night for Shakespeare on the Common

Galleries Circle $2,500 - $4,999

  • All Groundling-level benefits
  • Invitation to attend Shakespeare on the Common design presentation
  • Two Boston Common Garage parking vouchers for Shakespeare on the Common*
  • Signed Shakespeare on the Common poster

Gentlemen’s Circle $5,000 - $9,999

  • All Galleries-level benefits
  • Invitation to attend a rehearsal during the season
  • Backstage tour of Shakespeare on the Common and a photo with the actors

Lord’s Circle $10,000 - $24,999

  • All Gentlemen’s-level benefits
  • Picnic for you and three guests at Shakespeare on the Common
  • Breakfast with Artistic Director Steven Maler and an actor from a CSC production

King’s Circle $25,000 and up

  • All Lord’s-level benefits
  • On-stage recognition at Shakespeare on the Common
  • Recognition on the playbill title page

Join the Friends of CSC or Bard's Circle now.

Thank you for your support!

* Represents total number of items; cannot be combined with previous level’s chair or parking benefit.
CSC is a registered 501(c)(3) company. Contributions are 100% tax-deductible.