Steel River Playhouse
Steel River Playhouse,located in the historic district at 245 E. High St. in Pottstown, PA, seeks to strengthen community, inspire creative exploration, educate, and entertain, through the presentation of quality performing arts events and education for diverse audiences. We strive to meet the needs of an economically challenged and culturally diverse community, and provide much-needed performing arts education and access to performance opportunities to area students and residents. Our work is especially needed as neighboring schools have been forced to cut arts programs due to budget constraints.
We are a “gateway” performing arts center, melding the traditions of volunteerism, camaraderie, and entertainment found in local theater, with the artistic goals, education, and professional staff of a regional theater. As a gateway performing arts center we:
- Attract new audiences to live theater, with convenient, affordable and high quality performances, comprehensive educational offerings, and enriching volunteer participation in all aspects of theatre arts, both on stage and off.
- Embrace emerging and established artists, allowing them to take risks, stretch their skills, and present new work.
- Support community, as a magnet destination promoting Pottstown’s revitalization as a cultural hub for the region, and by providing a platform for shared experiences by diverse audiences.
- Encourage creative exploration and skill-building for students and volunteers of all ages, working side-by-side with professional instructors, performers, directors, and designers.