Capital Campaign

Our Capital Campaign

Welcome to the Mass Arts Center (formerly MMAS), located at 888 South Main Street, Mansfield, directly across from the Xfinity Center.  The Mass Arts Center offers award-winning theater (plays & musicals), concerts, and stand-up comedy in a comfortable 125-seat theater. Seasonal events are held outdoors overlooking the scenic Norton Reservoir. As a true arts hub for the region, The Mass Arts Center additionally offers the Mass Arts Center Academy (classes in theater, voice, dance, mindfulness for children and adults) and a vibrant art gallery (the Morini Gallery) which hosts events such as artist lectures, art show openings, and collaborative shows with other regional art institutions.

The Mass Arts Center is undergoing exciting new building upgrades and additions in the summer to early fall of 2021, ready to fully open in fall of 2021. Come and check out the arts at the Mass Arts Center – take in a show, take a class, enjoy a concert or comedy act, or enjoy the Morini Art Gallery!  The Mass Arts Center is your arts home for the entire family.

Watch the Mass Arts Center work in progress! We will post ongoing construction photos on this page to keep you a part of this exciting process! 

Support our ongoing renovations

Many naming opportunities are available. We have only 4 fixed-in-place theater chairs available ($2,000) and 15 Front Row — movable chairs ($500). Your name or family name can be placed on these chairs.

Larger legacy namings are available.

Today, you will see, the Arts Center has a new fresh paint color!  A glorious blue which is a wonderful compliment to the water view behind and the blue skies as MMAS reaches new heights with the regional Massachusetts arts center.

The work includes:

  • Adding Sprinkler and fire safety systems throughout the building.
  • Expanding our parking lot adding 45 more spaces for patrons.
  • Adding handicap access ramp to the front entrance of the building.
  • Improving our dance studio by raising the ceiling and adding new wood floors.
  • Adding a new ADA restroom on the theater level.
  • Increasing the seating capacity of the theater from 70 to 105.
  • Purchasing and installing all new theater seating.
  • Creating a new Art Gallery and Lobby with HVAC system.
  • New high efficiency lighting throughout the building.
  • New windows where needed and repairing the roof.
  • New carpeting and flooring throughout the building.
  • The creation of a greenroom and necessary storage spaces.
  • New exterior and interior paint job and a new theater entrance.

Aug. 13, 2021: A whirlwind of activity over two days at the Mass Arts Center.
Wall went up, sub floor played out in the new storage level. See more photos on Facebook.
Or watch a video of Ken Butler describe some of the construction.

Photos from the Aug. 6, 2021 hard-hat tour

See more photos from the Aug. 6, 2021 hard-hat tour

Read about the hard-hat tour

Click to see photos from the July 19, 2021 groundbreaking.

Read about the groundbreaking ceremonies

Painting the MMAS Arts Center, May 2021

Upgrades and Naming Opportunities

MMAS Arts Center Building Upgrades

The new upgrades and additions include building within the current footprint. These include:

  • Expanding our parking lot.
  • All new materials such as theater seats, flooring, lighting, furnishing, paint.
  • Upgrades include HV/AC systems, restrooms, fire safety sprinkler system.
  • Materials for building.

MMAS will build a new Concessions, Theater, Morini Art Gallery, Lobby, Green Room, Storage, among additional spaces necessary.

The MMAS Arts Center Naming Opportunities

What an amazing opportunity to have your name placed within an Arts Center! Not many of those opportunities come around. You can leave a lasting naming for generations to come. Honor a family member, friend or loved one. Place a business name or family foundation. Be a part of making the arts come alive day after day in Massachusetts by placing your naming in the MMAS Arts Center.

Naming Opportunities Include:

  • Name the Arts Center ([Your Name, Corporation, Foundation] Arts Center. This includes Route 95 & Route 495 State Signage)
  • Name the Theater
  • Theater Chair Naming
  • Garden Namings
  • Concession Naming

Other namings available. For naming information, please contact Development Director Abigail Brookes Young at or (508) 339-2822.