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. 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 2 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 Middloe 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.






Spring Concert of Music From Broadway Shows. Concert will be Saturday May 6th at 7:00 pm and will feature choral numbers, solos, duets, dances, and - the handbell choir will be back to perform a couple of songs. Admission will be $10 per person at the door. 



The ShirleyArts! summer children's musical will be Madagascar Jr. It is based on the movie about runaway zoo animals, with lots of singing and dancing added to the adventure story. Performers must have finished 2nd grade in June and must be younger than 18.

Auditions for leading roles and chorus parts will be at the end of June. Rehearsals will be in the afternoons of July 5th - 21st with performances July 21, 22, and 23.
Tuition will be $125 with scholarship help available.  
More details will be sent out when time gets closer.





Thank you to everyone who attended or participated in our recent Community Christmas Concert to benefit Loaves and Fishes food pantry. We had a wonderful 30 voice choir plus solos, duets, trios, dancers, and instrumentalists. The Shirley Bell Choir also took part and we raised over $500 for Loaves and Fishes.  




The Shirley Children’s Traveling Christmas Choir sang  at the Town Tree Lighting on November 27th and at the Festival of Lights at Farandnear on December 4th . Then they performed their complete show, including their Nativity pageant, on December 11th at the Center Town Hall to benefit the Shirley Friendship Fund. They were able to spread lots of cheer and to help the Friendship Fund raise almost $400. Thank you to many parents for their help.


Thank you to everyone who participated or attended our first ever Gilbert and Sullivan show. Pirates of Penzance was a great success full of wonderful voices, great costumes, energetic dancing, and much laughter. 





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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 2016 are President Roy Ellis, Treasurer Kathryn Lyon, Artistic Director Meredith Marcinkewicz, Secretary Laurie Marcinkewicz, and Board Members Kathy Ellis, Diane King, Vicky Landry,  Julie Pampinella, Beth Robinson, John Rounds, and  Nancy Sawyer. Pass on your comments and suggestions to any of them.