Steel River Playhouse seeks to strengthen community, inspire creative exploration, educate and entertain through the presentation of quality performing arts events and education for diverse audiences.
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In 2008 the founders of Steel River Playhouse took an abandoned turn of the 20th century department store on High Street in Pottstown Pennsylvania and turned it into a thriving performing arts center. The Playhouse produces vibrant, professional every year performances on the main stage and in the Newberry loft totaling over 110 each year.
These performances include fully staged musicals like “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Little Mermaid” as well as intimate, moving dramas with audience and cast member in close proximity yielding overwhelming, emotional experiences.
The playhouse also offers technical and artistic training to children and adults with classes in acting, singing, instrumentation, stage management, and technical crew. The classes and workshops are taught by professional staff members who hold advanced degrees from the finest arts educational institutions in the country.
Steel River is a production house, an arts educational facility, and a passionate participant in the revitalization of Pottstown. We also proudly offer all of our programs to under served community members at no charge to them. The playhouse brings over 10,000 visitors, comprised of ticket buyers, cast members, teachers, board and staff to High Street each year to patronize the surrounding businesses! A true Pottstown success story!