Enchanted Circle Theater

Arts Service Organization

Enchanted Circle is a multi-service arts organization dedicated to engaging, enhancing and inspiring learning through the arts. Founded in 1976, we partner with schools and social service agencies to address compelling educational and social issues, and provide equal access to arts inspired learning for people of all ages and abilities. Evolved to serve essential needs in education, we foster creative and critical thinking, improve academic achievement, and support social emotional health.

Primary Discipline

Theater - General

Additional Disciplines

Literary Arts - General
Literary Arts - Fiction
Literary Arts - Poetry
Music - Ethnic / World
Theater - Playwriting
Visual/Crafts - General


Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other

Additional Links:


  • 2017 - 1 of 10 organizations in Massachusetts chosen for a National Arts & Culture Initative
  • 2016 - Selected to represent Massachusetts and New England for the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts
  • 2015 - Received the Commonwealth Award, Massachusetts highest honor in Arts, Sciences, and Humanities for Arts Integration from STEM to STEAM
  • 2014 - American Graduate, National PBS award for our Summer Shakespeare program with the Holyoke Public Schools
  • 2012 - New England Public Radio Arts and Humanities Award, selected as Outstanding Organization in Arts and Humanities
  • 2011 - Champions of the Arts Education Award, The Arts/Learning Association - Awarded Outstanding Arts Collaborator in Theatre
  • 2007 - Governor Patrick Inaugural Committee Award for Excellence in Education and Civic Engagement

Professional Associations

  • National Guild for Community Arts Education

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 1976
  • Is a Teaching Artist
  • Is a Touring Artist
  • Geographic Reach: Surrounding Counties/Region