The Public Theater

The Public Theater is San Antonio’s largest, most productive professional live theater organization and its only Equity Theater. Established in 1912 as the San Antonio Dramatic Club and incorporated on April 6, 1927, as the San Antonio Little Theatre, it is the most historic theater in South Texas. The company has had other brands such as The San Pedro Playhouse (1997), and The Playhouse San Antonio (2012).  Its most recent brand, The Public Theater of San Antonio, was unveiled on January 7th 2018 in an effort to align the organization’s new professional vision with the needs of the region. For more than a century, The Public Theater has evolved to serve its community as a 501c3 non-profit organization.


 Where does The Public Theater perform?

 The organization resides in the nation’s oldest municipally built theater, The San Pedro Playhouse, located in one of the oldest parks in the United States, San Pedro Springs Park.   The-350 seat Russell Hill Rogers Auditorium is home to larger musicals while the more intimate 60 seat Cellar Theater hosts many classic and contemporary plays.  As of January, 2018 strategic plans for a new theater space and revitalized academic conservatory programming location are underway.


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Contact Information

Box Office Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In addition to our regular hours, the box office is available for early entry two hours before curtain time.​

Staff Members

CEO/Artistic Director - George Green -

COO/Development Director - Jeff Morden -

CFO/Business Director - Laura Michelle Hoadley -

Marketing & Outreach Director - Courtnie Mercer -

Technical Director - Dan Heggem -



The Public Theater of San Antonio, 800 West Ashby Place, San Antonio, TX 78212

Russell Hill Rogers Theater - Upstairs/Main Floor

Cellar Theater - Downstairs


210.733.7258 or

For further information, please contact:

Courtnie Mercer - Marketing & Outreach Director

210-733-7258 x108 

Box Office, Auditorium and Shop Address
800 West Ashby Place
San Antonio, TX 78212​


Mailing Address
PO Box 12356
San Antonio, TX 78212​


Reservations - 210.733.7258​


Office Number - 210.733.7258


Fax Number - 210.734.2651


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Cellar Theatre, The Public Theater, San Antonio
San Pedro Park
800 W Ashby Place
San Antonio, TX, 78212
Russell Hill Rogers Stage, The Public Theatre, San Antonio
800 West Ashby Place
San Antonio, TX, 78212