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.


EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for registration forms and questions. 
For Kindergarten and Grade One Students at Lura A. White School.
Tuesdays from 3:15 - 4:00 pm from April 23rd - May 28th. Tuition - $20.
Family and Friends will be invited to the May 28th performance. ($3 admission per person) 
UKULELE JAM SESSIONS for teens and adults, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
at Ayer Shirley Middle School Library
We'll bring some songs to share and you can bring some songs, too.
Thursdays from April 25th - May 30th 
Participation fee - $30
TAP DANCE CLASSES For teens and adults
at Ayer Shirley Middle School 
Annie Jr will be the children’s summer musical at ShirleyArts!
Auditions will be held June 27th 1:00 - 4:00 PM with the read thru on June 28th, 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
At the Ayer Shirley Middle School.Anyone from grades 3 - 11 is welcome to take part.
Rehearsals will be from 1:00 – 4:00 pm for the first three weeks of July, excluding July 4th.
Performances will be July 19, 20, and 21.
Tuition will be $125.


We are so proud of the five wonerful women who starred in our recent hit production of NUNSENSE It will be a tough act to follow.

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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.