The Ellis Theater, 311 Byrd Avenue Philadelphia, MS 39350
I’d like to welcome you to the historic Ellis Theater. The Ellis is the crown jewel cornerstone of the Congress of Country Music campus. Thanks to the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Arts Council’s donation of the property to the Congress, we finally had a location where we could begin to develop and build our dream.
IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK.
Built in the 1920s, the Ellis Theater has been the home of entertainment for generations of theatergoers. Vivid plays. Saturday matinees. Stolen kisses in the balcony. History that may not be repeated, but lives on in countless memories in our community.
Now, this iconic theater has been restored to its former glory and stands ready to plant those memories in the hearts of a whole new generation of concert goers.
Welcome to the Ellis Theater, a siren’s call to those who cherish live performance. All are welcome. Please join us as often as you can.
The historic Ellis Theater was selflessly donated to the Congress of Country Music by the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council, who had called the theater home for more than 20 years. This gesture instantly forged a collaborative partnership – and an indelible bond of friendship – between Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music and the PNC Arts Council.
Now, this iconic theater will be a beacon for country music fans. A stage for live performances by the purveyors of the timeless genre. An amplifier that will disperse stories and music globally via television and radio broadcasts. The Ellis Theater will become a siren’s call to those who cherish country music.