Free Shakespeare on the Common is made possible each year through a combination of grants, sponsorships, and donations collected through the Friends Section program.  The Friends Section consists of lawn chairs set in front of the stage for your convenience.  Individuals can reserve a chair at a performance with a donation of $60 per chair, with all proceeds going directly towards the cost of the production. Starting July 17, chairs increase to $75 during performance weeks. Online reservations can be made up to 5 hours prior to the performance.