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