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.


ShirleyArts! is very pleased to announce the cast of their upcoming production of the musical comedy NUNSENSE by Dan Goggin.
Katharine Taylor is Sister Mary Regina, Desiree Feigley is Sister Hubert, Terrie Hyde is Sister Robert Anne and Christine Guertin is Sister Leo.
Performances will be at St. Anthony's Church Hall, 33 Chapel Street in Shirley on Friday March 1st at 7:30 pm, Saturday March 2nd at 7:30 pm, and Sunday March 3rd at 2:00 pm. Reserved seats go on sale February 1st at or with order forms at Hazen Library. Advance sale is $15, at the door is $18.
Support for this production comes from the Massachusetts Cultural Council through a grant from the Shirley Cultural Council.



Our November performance of Once Upon a Mattress was a lot of fun for performers and audiences. Check out our facebook page to see photos from the show.


THE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT raised $620 for Loaves and Fishes.

Concert proceeds, combined with the concert at the mall and the sale of cookies totaled 

 $640 for the Shirley Friendship Fund.


The ShirleyArts! summer youth theater production was Honk Jr. and we had a wonderful group of young  performers and crew. The audience laughed and cried and totally enjoyed themselves.


 The ShirleyArts! version of the Steven Schwartz musical - GODSPELL had great singing, dancing, and story-telling. Thank you to all who took part and all who sat in the audience. It was a wonderful experience.



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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 2018 are President Roy Ellis, Treasurer Kathryn Lyon, Artistic Director Meredith Marcinkewicz, Secretary Laurie Marcinkewicz, and Board Members Kathy Ellis, Diane King, Vicky Landry, Beth Robinson, Leah Robinson, Jennifer Shea, Desiree Feigley, and Nancy Sawyer. Pass on your comments and suggestions to any of them.