Shea Theater Arts Center

71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01076


Shea Presents: CINEMASTORM

Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 7:30 PM Beer. Flicks. Trivia. Free Admission!!

Real Live Theatre Presents: When The Mind's Free

Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:30 PM Sat, Jul 27, 2024, Sun, Jul 28, 2024, Thu, Aug 1, 2024, Fri, Aug 2, 2024, Sat, Aug 3, 2024, Sun, Aug 4, 2024, An original dance-theatre piece about a lesbian family navigating early-onset Alzheimer's, in conversation with King Lear

The Shea Presents: Johnny Folsom 4

Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 8:00 PM The Shea Theater is pleased to present an evening with Johnny Folsom 4, a tribute to the Man in Black: Johnny Cash.

Shea Presents: Grace, a Jeff Buckley Tribute

Friday, August 23, 2024 at 8:00 PM The Shea Theater is pleased to host Grace, a tribute to Jeff Buckley on Friday August 23rd, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of his seminal debut album, also named Grace.

Shea Presents: Wolfman Jack

Friday, September 20, 2024 at 8:00 PM #GETTOTHESHEA on Friday, September 20th 2024 for a night celebrating “primal Dead”- the music of The Grateful Dead from the early days- courtesy of local heroes Wolfman Jack at the Shea Theater Arts Center in Turners Falls 

E1 Presents: Completely Unchained, A Van Halen Tribute

Saturday, September 28, 2024 at 8:00 PM Completely Unchained, The #1 Van Halen tribute band in the country, is considered The most authentic Tribute to The Mighty VH!

Shea Presents: Supersuckers w/ Hooten Hallers

Tuesday, October 1, 2024 at 8:00 PM #GETTOTHESHEA on Tuesday, October 1st 2024 for a night with Supersuckers with special guests The Hooten Hallers at the Shea Theater Arts Center in Turners Falls

Shea Presents: Vapors of Morphine

Friday, October 4, 2024 at 8:00 PM #GETTOTHESHEA on Friday 10/4 when Vapors of Morphine comes to bring their signature brand of “low rock” to our hallowed hall! Tix are on sale now!

E1 Presents- Back in Black: the Ultimate AC/DC Experience

Friday, October 11, 2024 at 8:00 PM Back by Popular Demand! TICKETS: $25 upper level/$30 lower level

Shea Theater -- Youth Theater Summer Sessions

  1. The Shea Theater is proud to offer a two week summer theater session for youths ages 8-12. Led by Atticus and Enzo Belmonte.

July 8 - 19 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday

Each day of the program will be dedicated to creating and rehearsing the immersive theater performance, as well as learning and participating in various acting games and workshops.

Program runs 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Mon - Fri. Performance of the immersive play will take place on the second Friday at 10:00 AM at the Shea on 71 Avenue A,Turners Falls, MA. In this program, the performers will rehearse and perform in an immersive theater show based on a fairytale, a Shakespeare play, or a myth. The cost is a sliding scale from $400-$650 with a limit of 20 children.

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The Shea Theater Performing Arts Center

Pull off Route 2, cross a Deco bridge over a dramatic sweep of the Connectivut River with cascading falls and an industrial canal, and enter a charming village of distinctive late 19th century brick architecture. The next thing you notice about the town is the lights of a theatre just up the street on the left...

We are at a crucial stage in Turners Falls’ evolution and have found ourselves with an incredible and rare opportunity to maximize the use of the town-owned Shea Theater to not only embrace its roots as a beacon of performance venues serving artists and audiences in Montague, but to also develop The Shea as a bigger part of the artistic community in Franklin County.

The Shea is becoming the CENTERPIECE of what everyone is talking about in regards to the arts and Turners. With a capacity of over 300, it’s positioned to be at the heart of the region's cultural revival.

To learn more about the transformation of The Shea and how YOU can be a part of this exciting community project, please check out out History of the Shea page.

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Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!