Steel River Playhouse is among a growing number of performing arts organizations nationwide that are creating a new paradigm for performing arts – serving as a “gateway” for individual, audience, and community development. Melding the traditions of volunteerism, camaraderie, and entertainment found in community theater, with the artistic goals, education, and professional staff of regional theater, Steel River Playhouse offers opportunities for all. 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 onstage and off. • We embrace emerging and established artists, allowing them to take risks, stretch their skills, and present new work. • We support community, as a magnet destination promoting Pottstown’s revitalization as a cultural hub, and by providing a platform for shared experiences by diverse audiences. • We encourage creative exploration and skill-building for students and volunteers of all ages, working side-by-side with professional instructors, performers, directors, and designers.