Great Plains Theatre

Theatre is … Recognizable!
Come to GPT to see some familiar faces and meet some new!

The Pirates of Penzance
June 14 - 23
Tickets on sale at

Theatre is … opening this Friday!

Did you receive your Pirates postcard?

To promote this production I’d like to ask our Plain Great Patrons to post a pic of themselves holding their personal postcard to this post.


Theatre is adventure!
Get your tickets today!
Box Office: (785) 263-4574

Great Plains Theatre
2019-20 25th Season

Great Plains Theatre
2019-20 25th Season

The Day the Crayons Got a Job!

Theatre is . . . awfully darn cute!

Congratulations to our Playhouse Campers for putting on a wonderful show today! Thank you to our camp director, Rebecca Swartz and camp counselors Ivy Tompkins and Jackson Welsh.

The future of acting in Abilene is looking plain GREAT!

Presented by the Great Plains Theatre Academy Rainbow Kids Theatre Camp Playhouse Camp 2019 R. Schwartz Director I. Tompkins & J. Welsh camp counselors

[06/05/19]   Theatre is Awesome!

Join us at First United Methodist Church at Noon on Friday, June 7th to see these characters live!

Want to support great programs such as this? Share this video, call our box office (785) 263-4574, or come see a show!

GPT’s first weld minion

[06/04/19]   Join the GPT preschoolers at Noon this Friday ( at First UMC) for their production of “The Day The Crayons Get a Job”!

GPT is now set up for welding! One step closer to having a functional welding program to train new welders.

Melvin is my next welding intern.

GPT presents "The Pirates of Penzance"

Great Plains Theatre proudly presents "The Pirates of Penzance"! Tickets are on sale now. Call the Box Office at 785-263-4574.

Great Plains Theatre

Playhouse Camp for ages 4-5 starts Monday! There are still a couple spots available if you have a preschooler! Call today, 785-263-4574 or get a registration form at

Calling all preschoolers!
Playhouse Camp is June 3-7!
Register online or call GPT for a colorful summer!

[05/24/19]   Calling all preschoolers!
Playhouse Camp is June 3-7!
Register online or call GPT for a colorful summer!

Nick is pushing the puddle!

Turning Nick into a welder!

GPT's Plain Great Players presents a Best Medicine comedy improv show this Friday, May 24 at 6:00pm. $5 admission. All proceeds go to our PGP program. Laughter really is The Best Medicine! #comedy #improv

Melvin just witnessed Avengers: Endgame. His world was turned upside down. Melvin highly recommends this film. It will be showing at GPT starting this Friday, the 17th!!

Eeeek! I went in our Tech Director's office to talk to him, and didn't find Kelvin, but found Melvin instead! 💀 #Props #TheatreIsWeirdSometimes #BestJobEver

GPT 5-Star Cinema will be showing Breakthrough (PG) starting this Friday, May 10 at 7:00pm. Showtimes at Don't forget to like and share this post! #StayLocal #movies #AvengersEndgameIsComingNext

GPT's After Dark Reader's Theatre presents: Doubt, A Parable. Join us for a reading of this play by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Brent Sigman on Thursday, April 18th at 7:00pm. $5 admission. Free for Season Ticket Holders. Caution: Adult Content.

It's $3 Tuesday at GPT 5-Star Cinema tonight! Captain Marvel showing tonight at 7:00pm and again at 2:00 tomorrow. Don't forget that matinees are only $5!

Plain Great News from Great Plains Theatre!

Great Plains Theatre is proud to announce that Chris Delay has been named as the new Executive Director at the start of the 25th season.

GPT Board President, John Kolhoff, said, “Chris Delay is the obvious choice for Executive Director. His background in theatre and knowledge of the Abilene community will prove invaluable for the continued success of Great Plains Theatre.”

Chris Delay is an Abilene native and former vice president of the GPT board of directors. He has served as an educator for the past 19 years (the last 7 for USD 435) and has directed countless Kansas youth in high school and middle school theatre programs. Chris’ wife, Jenna, is Principal of Abilene Middle School, and his three children, Harlie, Dylan, and Kenlie, have played active roles both onstage and off in a multitude of Plain Great Players productions.

Mr. Delay has a long history with GPT originating back to the theatre’s start. “I am very excited to continue my involvement with this great organization. Great Plains Theatre has been a part of my family’s lives since its opening season. I am humbled by the board’s support and look forward to the opportunity to bring live theatre arts and 5-star entertainment to my hometown community. Having experienced GPT from on stage, back stage, and the audience, it is an honor to have the opportunity to lead Great Plains Theatre into its 25th season and look forward to the next 25!”

The 25th season of Great Plains Theatre begins June 14th with Pirates of Penzance. Season tickets as well as single show tickets are available by calling the box office at (785) 263-4574 or by purchasing direct at Great Plains Theatre is dedicated to enriching lives through theatre. Join us for some plain great entertainment!

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We have a busy weekend ahead! Saturday from 10:00 til 12:00, we're holding auditions for our Reader's Theatre production of Doubt. Then on Sunday, we're bidding a fond farewell to Margaret Clair and Randal K. West with a cabaret performed by our PGP youth. We are also showing Captain Marvel (PG-13) on our regular movie schedule! For movie showtimes, go to For information about the Auditions or the Farewell Cabaret, check out our events page right here on Facebook. Thanks to the Jeffcoat Foundation, students who qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch program also qualify for discounted movie tickets. Just bring in the form  from the school, and all of the students in your household will get a Jeffcoat Pass! Students with the Jeffcoat Passes are admitted to...


Single tickets for this season are on sale now! Season tickets are still available, 6 shows for $180, or a single ticket for any show is $35 in advance, or $37.50 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at, over the phone, or at the Box Office M-F 9-5.

NOW SHOWING: Captain Marvel (PG-13) at GPT! Showtimes at #MarvelComics #CaptainMarvel #SupportAbileneBusinesses #movietheatrepopcorn

Its a drizzly day...a good day to come up to the KCLY Spring Expo. Stop by tge Gpt booth. Season tickets back to Early Bird prices today only.

Captain Marvel starts Friday, March 29 at GPT! Showtimes at #MarvelComics #CaptainMarvel #SupportAbileneBusinesses #movietheatrepopcorn

Today at 2:00 is the last chance to see Run The Race (PG) at GPT! Matinees are just $5. #ChristianFilm #SupportAbileneBusinesses #ThisIsGPT

Summer Camp registrations are ready! Check it out! To register, go to and download the registration form.

Check out our next 2 movies!! #GPT5StarCinema #ThisIsGPT #MovieTheaterPopcorn #SupportAbileneBusinesses

#GPTPGP #Improv #Youth #LaughterIsTheBestMedicine

This Thursday at GPT, Clybourne Park, our After Dark Reader's Theatre presentation at 7:00pm. Adult content. $5 Admission, free for Season Ticket Holders. #ThisIsGPT #AfterDarkReadersTheatre

Many of you have been asking, YES! We are getting Captain Marvel! You'll have to be a little bit patient though, the earliest we could get it here is March 29th! We'll be running it for two weeks, so plan on it! #SupportAbileneBusinesses #StayLocal #GPT5StarCinema #ThisIsGPT Showtimes at

Tonight is $3 Tuesday! Come see How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World tonight at GPT. (PG) #GPT5StarCinema #MovieTheaterPopcornIsTheBest

Season Tickets are the way to go. Get first choice of performances and seating before individual tickets go on sale on April 1, and have the ability to move your tickets for free. Buy now and save $$. #ThisIsGPT #SeasonTickets #25years

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Isn't It Romantic (PG-13) plays at GPT until Wednesday! Showtimes at cinema

Don't miss the next Best Medicine show by our Plain Great Players! March 23rd at 6:00pm. $5 admission, all proceeds go directly to our youth program! #PGP #ThisIsGPT

If you have one of our beautiful goblets, please hand wash them, or this is what it could look like! #sadness

Isn't It Romantic (PG-13) starts showing at GPT on Friday, March 8. Showtimes at

GPT Moulin Rouge

Some gorgeous photos of some gorgeous people! Check it out. Thanks Kristy! Photo collection by Kristy Kohman Photography

[03/03/19]   Les Miserables
Last performance today at 2:00 pm
Parking lot and sidewalks will be cleared.

Les Miserables opens tonight and tickets are FLYING out the door! Call 785.263.4574 and get yours now. There are only 4 performances, so don't wait!!

Check out our new line of GPT branded merchandise. We have stainless steel goblets $20, beautiful coffee mugs $8, ball caps $15, polo shirts $18 and T-shirts $15. #gptswag #thisisgpt #25years #EnrichingLives

Check out the set for Les Miserables! Show opens this Thursday, do you have your tickets? Our PGP kids are working so hard to put on their best show yet, so you won't want to miss this one. #pgp #thisisgpt #lesmisérables #25years #EnrichingLives

Ty Mags and Gareth West for sharing your love at GPT❤️

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