(The Publick Theatre was placed on indefinite hiatus in August 2011, following the departure of its artistic and producing directors. No further information is yet available, but there has been no firm indication, as of May 2012, that PTB is finished as a theatrical entity.)
A Resident Theatre Company at the Boston Center for the Arts, Publick focuses on staging language-driven works, encouraging its audiences to experience the power of the spoken word. One of the most notable of its recent productions was Bill Cain’s 9 Circles, a psychological thriller – based on actual events – about a young American soldier on trial for a crime he allegedly committed in Iraq.
Renowned for its outdoor productions of classical and contemporary plays at its amphitheater venue on the banks of the Charles River in Christian Herter Park, the Publick has, since 2008, produced year-round as a resident theater company at the Boston Center for the Arts, earning critical acclaim as the city’s only professional theater dedicated to both indoor and outdoor presentations.
Publick Theatre Boston Information
- Public Transportation: Excellent (steps from bus 43 at Tremont Street/Waltham Street; a 2-minute walk from bus 9 at Tremont Street/Berkeley Street and from bus 10 at Dartmouth Street/Tremont Street; a 6-minute from the light rail Orange Line, buses 10, 39, and 170, and Amtrak trains at the Back Bay Station; and a 10-minute walk from the light rail Green Line, and buses 9, 10, 39, 55, 170, and 193 at the Copley Station)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Schedule varies
- Ticket Prices: Tickets prices vary, but usually in the range of $30.