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Welcome to the home of Steel Valley Beacon Arts on the Internet 

Steel Valley Beacon Arts
was formed in 2000 to put on a one-off performance of Rob Frost's Hopes and Dreams as part of the Millennium celebrations. We enjoyed the experience so much that we've come together each year since then to put on an annual production.  We are an amateur community company of all ages, but we often employ professional artists to direct and support our work.
Our artistic director for many years was Ian Enters, who has worked with Steel Valley Beacon Arts (SVBA) to develop its drama, community and educational programme.  He has directed the company in many inspirationally successful productions, including Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet, Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle and our own productions Old King Coal and Here Be Dragons.  He also brought the professional production of his opera, Avalon, to Yorkshire - for which Steel Valley Beacon Arts provided front of house and other support. 

We celebrated our tenth anniversary with our very own home grown musical Here Be Dragons which was performed to wonderfully appreciative audiences in South and West Yorkshire in November 2010 and again in January/February 2011.  We followed this with A Night of Comedy in September/October 2011, and warmly received productions of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (2012), Haroun and the Sea of Stories (2013), Alice in Wonderland (2013), Cinderella (2014), Peter Pan (2015), and Bill Owen's marvellous musical Matchgirls (2015).   Although based in the Stocksbridge area of Sheffield, the company is open to anyone prepared to commit their time and new members are welcomed with open arms. 



Steel Valley Beacon Arts is very grateful for the funding and support it has received from the above organisations and from The Bridge Community Shop.   




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We're now using Facebook as the main outlet for information about our productions and other events and activities.  You can contact us via our Facebook page or by e-mail to


Many thanks to Emily Ward, who has produced a video about SVBA for  You can watch it here.


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