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.


You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Ticket money will be refunded.
Our summer children's musical will be JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
Auditions for ages 8-17 will be June 22nd with performances July 17, 18, and 19 at the Ayer Shirley Middle School.
Rehearsals will be weekday afternoons in July 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
More details will go out when it gets closer to June. 

The Children's Touring Christmas Choir and The Community Christmas Choir raised over $1,000 for The Shirley Friendship Fund and Loaves and Fishes food pantry in December. Thank you to all who sang, danced, rang handbells, helped with technical details, or sat in the audience. There was wonderful Christmas music in Shirley.


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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 Managing Artistic Director Meredith Marcinkewicz, President Roy Ellis, Vice-President Desiree Feigley, Treasurer Terrie Hyde, , Secretary Laurie Marcinkewicz, and Board Members Kathy Ellis, Diane King, Vicky Landry, and Matt Valeri. Pass on your comments and suggestions to any of them.