Steel River Playhouse Steel River Playhouse / Pottstown, PA, USA

Steel River Playhouse

Functions: Space Sculpting
Applications: Facades
Mesh: Shade
Attachment: Eclipse
“We wanted to use the architectural mesh to make a beacon to draw people into the theatre from the street.”
- Chad Conley, Ralph Curtis Fey Architects
  • Location: Pottstown, PA, USA
  • Year Completed: 2012
  • End Use: Theater
  • Architect: Chad Conley
  • Prime Design Firm: Ralph Curtis Fey Architects
  • Engineer: Adams-Bickel Associates Inc.
  • Installer: Cambridge Architectural
  • Owner: Steel River Playhouse


Steel River Playhouse, formerly known as Tri-County Performing Arts Center (Tri-PAK) presents over 90 performances a year and hosts more than 10,000 people as audiences, students, artists, donors and volunteers throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. The theatre is located on a main street in in the heart of Pottstown and has been the showcase for “Shrek The Musical”, “A Christmas Story”, “Annie”, “La Cage Aux Folles”, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “Ain’t Misbehavin” to name a few.


Cambridge executed the building façade installation with four side-by-side flat panels and three side-by-side curved panels using our Mid-Balance mesh and  patent pending Eclipse attachment tube system.


LED uplighting was also incorporated into the façade design by the architect which illuminates the mesh interestingly in purple, green and red light.  By night the theatre is awash with color, attracting attention from all around.


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