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Join us for performances and workshops from the Fairhaven community and surrounding areas. Upcoming events and classes are featured below and you can check out our events page for even more!

What We Do

The Shepherd Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting all forms of the arts and providing educational programs that highlight the diverse culture of Fairhaven and surrounding communities.

It is “Community-Focused” and strives to showcase the musical, theatrical, dance, and cinematic efforts of local performers.

The Shepherd Center presents a wide variety of events and clinic/master classes that appeal to all generations and cultures within our region. We also aspire to provide an economic boost to historic Fairhaven’s active tourism industry as well as to become a cornerstone for the performing arts and serve as a point of pride for area residents.

Read About Us

Check out these local news articles on us!

The New Bedford Light

Bryon Knight: New arts center in Fairhaven looks to educate as well as entertain

Fairhaven TV

The Magazine: The Shepherd Center for Performing Arts | Episode 55

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The Shep Magazine

Packed with useful information on theatre, highlighting local artists and their work, what we stand for as a Community-Based Performing Arts Center, and our sponsors!