Welcome to ShirleyArts!


Thank you for supporting our mission through your participation and your donations!

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Beauty and the Beast, Jr

July 19 & 20 at 7:00 pm. July 21 at 2:00 pm.

Ayer/Shirley Middle School Auditorium

Tickets will be available at the door. $15 adults  $10 kids ages 6 - 12 

ShirleyArts! Members get a 10% discount.

ShirleyArts!' Merchandise Shop

Support ShirleyArts! and show off your artistic side with clothing, accessories, magnets, pillows, and more. A portion of every purchase goes to support the work of ShirleyArts!

For more information about what it means to be a member, visit our SUPPORT/GET INVOLVED page.

If you are paying by check, please use the white link below to register for membership. Your information is never shared or sold.

You do NOT need to fill out this form if you were a member in 2023. DO send us an email so we know you have paid via PayPal or are sending check.

Join ShirleyArts today!

Enjoy these benefits of membership, and more:

·      10% off tickets, tuition, and participation fees

·      Priority seating for performances

·      Special offers from our Merchandise Shop

·      Special members-only activities


Annual Membership Fees for 2024:

Individual: $25

Family of 3 or more: $60

Membership Fees are tax-deductible.


Our Mission

It is the mission of ShirleyArts! to support and promote the visual and performing arts for education and entertainment. We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that has been serving North Central Massachusetts since 2004. 

Statement of Non-Discrimination

ShirleyArts! is a non-profit corporation committed to the principle of equal opportunity in casting, education, membership, attendance, volunteering, and employment. ShirleyArts! does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, disability, or economic status. To ensure equal opportunity for students and performers, scholarships are available for most activities.  

2024 ShirleyArts! Board of Directors

Managing Artistic Director/Treasurer: Meredith Marcinkewicz

President: Desiree Feigley

Vice President: Katie Broach

Secretary/Website/Merchandise Shop: Laurie Marcinkewicz

Members-at-large: Victoria Landry, Nancy Sawyer, Jennifer Pacheco

2024 Supporting Members

We are currently accepting registration for membership for 2024. If you are a new member, use the link button below to fill out a registration form.

Jim Bargnesi, Broach Family, Mary Cooper, Cotter Family, Tony Dean, Dennis Dietrich, Ben Farrar, Desiree Feigley, Gamache Family, Marge Halloran, Hyde Family, Diane King, Donna King, Knapp Family, Victoria Landry, LaSante Family, Nicky Lowney, Laurie Marcinkewicz, Meredith Marcinkewicz, Tim Murphy, Jennifer Pecheco, Paul Pryzybyla, Karen Rau, Nancy Sawyer

"Sensory-Friendly Events" at ShirleyArts!

As part of our mission to make the arts accessible to all, some of our events will be labeled "Sensory-Friendly".

 What to expect: 

• Pre-show introduction to potentially frightening characters or startling situations (if applicable) 

• Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds 

• Audience lights remain turned on at a low level in the theater during the performance 

• A minimum of strobe lighting and lighting focused on the audience 

• Audience members may bring items needed to help with their sensory experience – seat cushion, noise-cancelling earphones, fidget items, etc. 

• There are plenty of seats available - groups are encouraged to leave a few seats open between their party and another group.

 • There will be a designated quiet area for those who need to step out. 

• Audience members may leave and return when they are ready – not just at designated times. 

• Audience, performance, lobby, and restroom spaces are fully accessible. 

• No nut or peanut products are available at the refreshment table. (We cannot guarantee lack of cross-contamination.) 

• Performers and audience members are discouraged from using scented personal products.