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 Facebook page. 

If you are trying to find a performance at the Ayer Shirley Middle School, Mapquest 2 Hospital Road, Shirley MA. 

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.



We had a great time at the A Cappella Workshop and Concert with Five O'Clock Shadow.  Thank you to all who supported ShirleyArts! at this entertaining fundraiser



At the Lura A. White School Talent Show we raised $906 for the Parent Teachers Organization.


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On Monday May 23rd at 6:30 pm at LAW, for $5 admission you can enjoy the LAW Spring Concert. The theme is BE HAPPY and we guarantee to leave you smiling.



On  June 22nd we will audition students from grades 2-12 for parts in our summer production of Disney's Peter Pan Jr. Rehearsals will be from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm during the first three weeks of July with performances July 22, 23, and 24. Tuition is $125. Email us for details. 


On August 29th and 30th we will auditon teens and adults for our November 4th, 5th, 6th production of Pirates of Penzance with Music Director James Haupt. Rehearsals will be Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Email us for details.  





The Shirley Children's Traveling Christmas Choir sang at the Town tree Lighting, an evening of lights at Farandnear, and performed their annual concert at the Center Town Hall, raising $368 for the Shirley Friendship Fund. 


The Community Christmas Concert will featured singing, dancing, and instrumentals and raised $528 for Loaves and Fishes.


appreciative audience.See the photos on our facebook page. Thanks go to the Shirley Cultural Council for helping to support this production.



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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,
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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 2015 are President Roy Ellis, Treasurer John Rounds, Artistic Director Meredith Marcinkewicz, Secretary Laurie Marcinkewicz, and Board Members Kathy Ellis, Deb Goodwin, Kim Huxley, Diane King, Vicky Landry, Julie Pampinella,  Nancy Sawyer, and Kathryn Lyon. Pass on your comments and suggestions to any of them.