• 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

CSC Fund Levels & Benefits

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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.