Ennis Public Theatre (EPT) is dedicated to use our talents to create an environment of artistic integrity in producing the highest quality live theatre as we entertain, educate, encourage and inspire.

In a spirit of benevolence, excellence and integrity, Ennis Public Theatre will use our talents and the collective talents of those who serve with us to produce the highest quality live intimate theatre possible.  To create an environment that will foster growth and achievement for performers. To be a destination for many who would experience a stream of artistic life and vitality that will ENTERTAIN, EDUCATE, ENCOURAGE and INSPIRE.

EPT moved into its beautiful historic downtown space in January 2017 where there is a wide variety of restaurants and shops to enhance your entertainment experience.



Our Approach

Community drives our theatre. We like to think that we're different because we truly believe in giving as many people as possible a chance to showcase their talent, gain skills and knowledge, and learn about the performing arts. If you have an interest, we want to work with you.

Our Story

Ennis Public Theatre began as the dream of a husband and wife who had a vision for bringing theatre to an underserved area and developing a cultural center. Ennis Public Theatre became a 501c3 organization in 2004 and continues to enrich many lives today.


We believe in nurturing the talents of tomorrow's artists. Annually, we offer a $1,000 arts scholarship to a graduating senior from Ellis County who is pursuing a degree in music, theatre, dance or any other fine art.

Please fill out this Scholarship Application form and return to the office by 4/1/19.

Applications and any questions should be directed to info@ennispublictheatre.com.

Meet the Team

We work hard in a fun and creative atmosphere.

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Shelley Aubrey, Artistic Director

Shelley Aubrey started working in professional theater while still in High School. She performed on the Dallas Summer Musical stage her senior year. After High School, she worked for 2 summers in the drama TEXAS in Palo Duro Canyon. While in college at West Texas State she worked for Casa Manana and again with Dallas Summer Musicals with Carol Channing and Hello Dolly. She then toured with Fiddler on the Roof and Godspell with Country Dinner Playhouse and Crystal Palace Dinner Theater throughout the US. After completing her third tour, she got a job working with the US Army as Theater Director. This took her to posts in Killeen, W. Germany and Ft. Knox. Upon returning to the US after 3 years in Germany, she was employed as the Performance Director for Barney and Friends, which she held for 10 years. She started her own community theater, Theatre on the Hill, and has directed shows all over the metro-plex. Shelley came to Ennis Public Theatre in 2014 as Artistic Director.


Brianna Roberts, Managing Director

Brianna earned a communications degree in Digital Media with an emphasis on film production and broadcasting from SAGU. After graduating, she worked as a producer and photographer in Dallas. She later worked as the Film & Television Agent at Linda McAlister Talent for several years before joining the team at Ennis Public Theatre. Brianna is also a professional voice actor. When not working, you will often find Brianna performing on stage or engaging in photography.

David Hill

C. David Hill, Children's Director

David received a BA in Theatre from the University of North Texas and has worked  with the New Theater Company, Bravvo! Productions, WaterTower Theatre and the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas. He served as the Children's Director of the Corsicana Children's Company and is a Board Member of the Texas Nonprofit Theatres, Inc.