Our Mission is to provide a home for Your Theatre and a creative space for artistic collaboration.


Steeple Playhouse
enriches the cultural offerings of our community, celebrating veteran artists
and cultivating new artists and audiences. Steeple Playhouse offers innovative and
diverse cultural experiences, contributing
the vitality of New Bedford’s downtown. Steeple
Playhouse is committed to enriching community participation in the arts,
partnering with educational institutions, collaborating with other
organizations and improving regional economic prosperity. Steeple Playhouse
provides performing arts and meeting spaces with excellent services at
affordable rates.


Preservation: Giving our historical building
the respect it deserves and the maintenance it requires within an
environmentally sustainable framework.

Quality: Taking pride in providing a
high-quality venue and in our services offered.

Collaboration: Working with artists and arts
organizations, community partners, and businesses in pursuit of mutual goals
and richer cultural experiences.

Fostering artistic development of established, emerging, and aspiring
regional, national, and international artists.

Education: Providing a space for
people of all ages to experience the arts and humanities, to learn the theatre
arts and to realize how the arts contribute to the well-being of all within our

Accessible: Providing affordable and diverse
opportunities for shared artistic experiences regardless of age, ethnicity,
religion, gender or sexual orientation.