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Success Stories | Steel River Playhouse

Steel River Playhouse
Theater / Arts & Culture

Arts and culture are important elements of Pottstown’s ongoing revitalization and economic development. Nothing makes that point better than the story of Steel River Playhouse.

The not-for-profit performing arts center opened its current facility in downtown Pottstown in 2008 featuring a 250 seat main stage black box theater in what was originally the JJ Newberry Department Store. More recently, Steel River Playhouse has invested in a new façade, high-tech marquee and an outdoor plaza leading into a funky urban interior.

Each year, the Steel River Playhouse produces over 90 performances and brings more than 10,000 people to the downtown -- audiences, students, artists, donors and volunteers from throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. Performances are diverse and include musicals, comedies, dramas, concerts, and class presentations, including performances for the entire family. A comprehensive education program is also offered throughout the fall, winter, spring and a summer camp.

Learn more about Steel River Playhouse at: http://www.steelriver.org


Steel River Playhouse
245 East High Street,
Pottstown, PA 19464

Principal(s) / Representatives:
Marta Kiesling, Executive Director

We chose Pottstown because:

  • Research identified an enthusiastic region that supported the idea of a performing arts center

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