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Our Mission & History
The Mass Arts Center (formerly MMAS) provides a cultural home for artists, audiences, and aspiring performers of all ages. At our core is a rich schedule of theater productions, performing arts education, art exhibits, and live entertainment. The synergy of these offerings honors individual artistic interests through diverse creative opportunities.
It all started with (now Executive Director) Ken Butler and a few friends throwing $8 and a dream into a coffee can and forming a small theater company in 1993 known as the Mansfield Music & Arts Society (MMAS). Since then, hundreds of artists and volunteers have worked tirelessly to embrace their original vision of providing a home for the arts in southeastern Massachusetts.
In late 2020 The Mass Arts Center moved from 377 North Main St., into a larger, now renovated property at 888 South Main St. in Mansfield.
Today, the organization is known as The Mass Arts Center and operates at 888 South Main Street with three branches of the organization: The Reservoir Stage, the Morini Art Gallery, and The Academy at Mass Arts. The organization seeks to provide a wide array of education, programs, performances, and opportunities for both aspiring and experienced performers, artists, and patrons from across the region.
“Working as a volunteer at Mass Arts Center has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The staff is very welcoming and does an excellent job of training new volunteers. Volunteers are kept engaged and matched to departments that best fit their interests and skill sets.”
“This is the little theater that could. From the first show that I did at the tiny (former home), I have marveled at the creativity, talent and drive of the people involved. From Ken (Butler) to the volunteers and audience of supporters and everyone else involved, there is an affable, warm kinship and the shared focus of enjoying the best possible performance. It’s great energy, and wonderful to be part of.”