General Accessibility Information for Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is committed to providing equal access to Free Shakespeare on the Common through its access and inclusion program. Our staff is equipped to assist patrons of all abilities. A limited number of tall chairs, accessible seating areas, and assisted-listening devices, are available at each performance by visiting the Information Tent.
Anyone needing special accommodations is encouraged to contact CSC in advance at 617-362-7485 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances
- Audio Described Performances
- Sound Enhancement Devices
Accessible Seating for wheelchairs or for those with mobility challenges and their companions are reserved in several free seating locations around the Common.
Accessible seating is also available in CSC’s Friend Section for a minimum donation of $150.
Assisted Listening Devices are available at each performance. Visit the Information Tent to obtain equipment.
2022 Free Shakespeare on the Common Accessibility Performance dates to be announced.
Information about pre-show description:
Please arrive at the theater half an hour before the official curtain time to hear the pre-show audio description. Pre-show descriptions are packed with details which describers don’t have time to explain once the curtain goes up. These details include descriptions of sets, props, characters, the actors playing them, and their costumes. They can also establish a shorthand vocabulary for what describers will call certain characters or areas of the set and will explain the stylistic conventions of the show. In short, pre-show descriptions can greatly enhance the audio description user’s experience of live theater.
Accessible parking is available at the Boston Common Garage.
The Park Street MBTA Station (Red Line/Green Line) has an elevator up to street level.
There is an accessible restroom to the back-left of the stage.
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