The building

Shire City Sanctuary is an amazing Makerspace in the heart of The Berkshires. In the former Roman Catholic Notre Dame Church, right in the middle of Pittsfield, MA, Shire City Sanctuary houses a screen printing shop, sewing lab, commercial kitchen, technology lab, studios, meeting space, event space, and cyber office.  We are like a gym for makers.  Day Passes and Monthly Memberships are available for 24/7 access to the space and equipment.  Learn all about the different membership options on our Membership page.

Crispina ffrench and Chris Swindlehurst bought this magnificent church and the rectory next door from the diocese of Springfield, MA in 2006. The Church now houses Shire City Sanctuary.

diptry2Shire City Sanctuary is open by appointment. Contact us at for more information. 

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