Friends Section Chairs on the Common

Friends Section Chairs

We are thrilled to be back on the Boston Common this year! Free Shakespeare on the Common is made possible through a combination of grants, sponsorships, and donations collected through the Friends Section program. Our Friends Section consists of low beach chairs pre-set in front of the stage. We have a limited number of tall chairs (the height of a typical camping chair) for patrons who may not be comfortable in our low beach chairs. To request tall chairs, please make a note under “special accommodations.” 

There are a few changes to the Friends Section this year we want you to know prior. You will be able to reserve pods of 2 for $150. This seating is to help with safety measures and ensure as many households can attend as possible. For this reason, single seats will be unavailable. For those planning to attend with friends, and have selected single seats in years past, we encourage you to reserve your seats as a pod of these sizes. Odd-numbered parties will be seated in a pod of the next largest size, so make sure to bring a friend for the extra seat!

In accordance with union guidelines, CSC invites and encourages patrons over the age of 2 to wear a mask until seated, while attending The Tempest. We thank you for helping all of our audience enjoy the performance.

Friends Section chairs are preassigned. You will be seated at the performance by a member of our team. You must select the performance date you would like to attend at time of purchase or seats will not be reserved. If you require a specific seat location based on an accessibility need (low vision, access to an aisle for a mobility aid, etc.), please make a note under “special accommodations.” 

All donations are NON-REFUNDABLE. Exchanges to the performance you are attending are subject to availability and must be requested no later than 48 hours in advance of the performance you would like to attend/exchange out of. If you have any questions regarding your reservation, please contact us at

Featured Photo: Allegra Libonati, director of Romeo & Juliet in the Friends Section, 2017.

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