Supporting and promoting the visual and performing arts for education and enjoyment

We are located in Shirley, a small town in north central Massachusetts, only an hour west of Boston.

Our mailing address is ShirleyArts! PO Box 49, Shirley, MA 01464.

You can also contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also look for us on our ShirleyArtsupdate Facebook page. That is where you will find many photos of past productions.

If you are trying to find a performance at the Ayer Shirley Middle School, Mapquest 1 Hospital Road, Shirley MA. WARNING - If you go to some mapping programs, they will take you to the High School in Ayer instead of the Middle School in Shirley. Do not believe them. Just use the street address.

Please join us for the amateur and professional classes, events,and performances listed below.


In case of questionable weather, check this spot for possible event cancellations.  If classes are cancelled for Ayer Shirley Middle School, we will not be able to use the building that evening.

 


UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS
 

 

Wizard of Oz is our fall family musical using the ASMS auditorium. The cast includes 31 oldsters and youngsters and they are excited to start rehearsals. 

Performances will be Friday November 1st, and Saturday November 2nd at 7:30 pm and Sunday November 3rd at 2:30 pm. Advance sale general admission tickets will be $15 and available at Hazen Library, from cast members, or at mktix.com starting September 10th.

 

 Teens and adults who like to sing can join the Community Christmas Choir with rehearsals starting at 7:00 pm on Monday, November 4th. Rehearsal for the Bell Choir will start at 6:00 pm. We will perform both religious and secular music and may even do some dancing.  Participation fee of $15 helps with the cost of music. The performance will be on the afternoon of December 14th to benefit the Shirley Friendship Fund and Loaves and Fishes.

 

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Possibilities - If you know a professional or amateur class or performance that you would like to see brought to Shirley, please tell us about it. For a production proposal form,contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

SCHOLARSHIPS to arts events and arts classes are available upon request. Refreshment sales at performances fund the scholarships.

Some ShirleyArts! productions receive financial support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council through the local Shirley Cultural Council. This help is much appreciated.

For a Historyof our past productions,
Click Here.


For membership information, Click Here.

Note that we are a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation and all your donations are tax-deductible.

Officers for ShirleyArts! for 2019 are President Roy Ellis, Treasurer Kathryn Lyon, Artistic Director Meredith Marcinkewicz, Secretary Laurie Marcinkewicz, and Board Members Kathy Ellis, Terrie Hyde, Diane King, Vicky Landry, Nicky Lowney, Beth Robinson, Leah Robinson, Jennifer Shea, Desiree Feigley, and Nancy Sawyer. Pass on your comments and suggestions to any of them.