See Macbeth Performed Live at the Museum of Science Planetarium
Don’t miss this immersive audiovisual performance of Shakespeare’s famous play
June 15 at 7:30 pm. Additional performances on July 20 and August 17 at 7:30 pm.
Charles Hayden Planetarium, One Science Park, Boston. Navigate inside the Museum of Science using this map.
Tickets to Macbeth are $25 (general admission to the Museum of Science is not required if only seeing this show). Purchase tickets here.
Why should I go?
This immersive audiovisual performance of Macbeth at the Charles Hayden Planetarium delves into the psyches of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as they navigate their internal struggle between fear, desire, preservation, and power. Visitors are encompassed in the story by the Planetarium’s use of 360-degree sound effects and original, full-dome visuals, bringing Shakespeare’s play (believed to have been first produced in 1606) to life. The performance is recommended for visitors 18 years and older.
Macbeth is a collaboration between the Museum of Science and the Psych Drama Company, a nonprofit performing arts group dedicated to examining theatrical works through a psychological lens. After the performance, Psych Drama Company director Wendy Lippe (GRS’93,’96) will host a conversation about the intersection of theater and mental health. According to their website, the company hopes their performance can encourage audience members to reflect on their feelings, actions, and relationships.
The Charles Hayden Planetarium, whose rows of movie theater–style seats face upwards towards 3D displays on the dome ceiling, is billed as the most technologically advanced digital theater in New England.