Located in historic downtown Salem, Massachusetts, Ames Hall is an ideal venue for weddings, private parties, theatrical and musical performances and other special events. The restoration of Ames Memorial Hall was completed in 2014. Most recently used as a basketball court, the venue was brought back to its “turn of the century” use as a performance venue. The space is used by the YMCA of the North Shore Theatre Co. for performances, as well as other arts programming.
Children are introduced to the fundamentals of theater making by creating weekly reimaginings of classic and contemporary fairy tales, live! This fun-filled creative adventure for children age 4 to 8 meets Saturday mornings for an eight-week semester, culminating in an open presentation of the students' favorite fairy tale.