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Miller Outdoor Theatre

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6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
281-FREE-FUN (373-3386)

Situated in Hermann Park in the Museum District, Miller Outdoor Theater is a large, open air theater. Each year it presents eight months of programming, from March into November, completely free of charge to the public.

Its professional entertainment is always of a high quality and is culturally diverse, connecting it to many of Houston’s diverse communities. It is the largest “always free” program of its kind in the United States.

Entertainment includes classical music, jazz, ethnic music and dance, ballet, Shakespeare, musical theatre, classic films, and more. All performances are family friendly.

Attending a Show at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Seating is provided for 1,705 patrons and 20 wheelchair spaces, plus a sloping lawn that accommodates approximately 4,500 more on blankets or lawn chairs.

Although all shows are free, some shows require tickets for the covered seating area. For those shows, free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance from 10:30am to 1pm.

If tickets remain after 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets.

The seating on the hill is always open and available first come, first served.

Shows typically go on rain or shine.

Click here for more information about Miller Outdoor Theatre.

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Upcoming Events

June 2017
Free

Summer Symphony Nights: Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, June 30, 2017 | 8:30 pm

Tchaikovsky Competition Silver Medalist George Li performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the BBC Philharmonic’s new Principal Guest Conductor, Ben Gernon at Miller Outdoor Theater. Admission No cover. Click here for more information.

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July 2017
Free

Summer Symphony Nights: Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, July 1, 2017 | 8:30 pm

Bringing the sights and sounds of the Houston Symphony, this family-friendly concert introduces rising guest artists to Houston audiences while delighting with classic compositions. Admission No cover. Click here for more information.

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Free

Village People in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Monday, July 3, 2017 | 8:30 pm

Do the “YMCA” dance when the Village People, hit the stage for a free concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The one-of-a-kind Village People have sold more than 100 million recordings worldwide, earning them the title “Kings of Disco”. These six talented men combine energetic choreography with outrageous fun and lots of bumping and grinding. Their music provides entertainment for all and will have you singing and dancing. Admission This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets…

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Free

Summer Symphony Nights: A Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | 8:30 pm

Celebrate Independence Day with a true Houston tradition at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Featuring patriotic tunes and post-concert fireworks, this year’s Star-Spangled Salute showcases vocalist Ryan Shaw’s soulful sound and the spirited leadership of the new Principal POPS Conductor, Steven Reineke. Admission No cover charge. Click here for more information.

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Free

Pippin at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until Sunday, July 16, 2017

Follow a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence in the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Free

Pippin at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until Sunday, July 16, 2017

Follow a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence in the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Free

Pippin at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until Sunday, July 16, 2017

Follow a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence in the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Free

Pippin at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, July 14, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until Sunday, July 16, 2017

Follow a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence in the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Free

Pippin at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until Sunday, July 16, 2017

Follow a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence in the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Free

Pippin at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, July 16, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until Sunday, July 16, 2017

Follow a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence in the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Free

Express Theatre’s Hilltop Festival for Children: Freedom Train at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 11:00 am

See a children's performance of Freedom Train, a play about a mother and son who escape a plantation in Texas and journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad, at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission No cover charge. Click here for more information.

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Free

Express Theatre’s Hilltop Festival for Children: Sinbad the Sailor at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 11:00 am

Inspired by the classic story in the Arabian Nights, Sinbad the Sailor is about an adolescent girl who disguises herself as a boy to join the crew of a sailing ship. See a children's performance of the play at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission No cover charge. Click here for more information.  

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Free

Express Theatre’s Hilltop Festival for Children: Let’s Make A Play Today at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 11:00 am

Taking suggestions from the audience, the Express Improv Players create a spontaneous children’s play with costumes, props, and spur-of-the-moment songs at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission No cover charge. Click here for more information.

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Free

Houston Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, July 28, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on Saturday, July 29, 2017,
and Once on Tuesday, August 1, 2017,
and Once on Thursday, August 3, 2017,
and Once on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Houston Shakespeare Festival’s intoxicating comedy Twelfth Night ponders love lost and found. Mistaken identities and role reversals abound in one of Shakespeare’s most inventive romantic romps. See an outdoor performance of this Shakespeare play at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission Free to attend. Click here for more information.  

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Free

Houston Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on Saturday, July 29, 2017,
and Once on Tuesday, August 1, 2017,
and Once on Thursday, August 3, 2017,
and Once on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Houston Shakespeare Festival’s intoxicating comedy Twelfth Night ponders love lost and found. Mistaken identities and role reversals abound in one of Shakespeare’s most inventive romantic romps. See an outdoor performance of this Shakespeare play at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission Free to attend. Click here for more information.  

Find out more »
Free

Houston Shakespeare Festival: Richard III at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 8:15 pm

The relentless ambition of Richard Plantaganet dominates the stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre's Shakespeare Festival's production of Richard III -- a fast-paced roller-coaster ride of political maneuvers, media manipulation, and pushing one’s luck beyond the breaking point. Admission Free to attend. Click here for more information.

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August 2017
Free

Houston Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on Saturday, July 29, 2017,
and Once on Tuesday, August 1, 2017,
and Once on Thursday, August 3, 2017,
and Once on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Houston Shakespeare Festival’s intoxicating comedy Twelfth Night ponders love lost and found. Mistaken identities and role reversals abound in one of Shakespeare’s most inventive romantic romps. See an outdoor performance of this Shakespeare play at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission Free to attend. Click here for more information.  

Find out more »
Free

Houston Shakespeare Festival: Richard III at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on Wednesday, August 2, 2017,
and Once on Friday, August 4, 2017,
and Once on Sunday, August 6, 2017

The relentless ambition of Richard Plantaganet dominates the stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre's Shakespeare Festival's production of Richard III -- a fast-paced roller-coaster ride of political maneuvers, media manipulation, and pushing one’s luck beyond the breaking point. Admission Free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Free

Houston Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Thursday, August 3, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on Saturday, July 29, 2017,
and Once on Tuesday, August 1, 2017,
and Once on Thursday, August 3, 2017,
and Once on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Houston Shakespeare Festival’s intoxicating comedy Twelfth Night ponders love lost and found. Mistaken identities and role reversals abound in one of Shakespeare’s most inventive romantic romps. See an outdoor performance of this Shakespeare play at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission Free to attend. Click here for more information.  

Find out more »
Free

Houston Shakespeare Festival: Richard III at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, August 4, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on Wednesday, August 2, 2017,
and Once on Friday, August 4, 2017,
and Once on Sunday, August 6, 2017

The relentless ambition of Richard Plantaganet dominates the stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre's Shakespeare Festival's production of Richard III -- a fast-paced roller-coaster ride of political maneuvers, media manipulation, and pushing one’s luck beyond the breaking point. Admission Free to attend. Click here for more information.

Find out more »
Free

Houston Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, August 5, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on Saturday, July 29, 2017,
and Once on Tuesday, August 1, 2017,
and Once on Thursday, August 3, 2017,
and Once on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Houston Shakespeare Festival’s intoxicating comedy Twelfth Night ponders love lost and found. Mistaken identities and role reversals abound in one of Shakespeare’s most inventive romantic romps. See an outdoor performance of this Shakespeare play at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission Free to attend. Click here for more information.  

Find out more »
Free

Houston Shakespeare Festival: Richard III at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, August 6, 2017 | 8:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on Wednesday, August 2, 2017,
and Once on Friday, August 4, 2017,
and Once on Sunday, August 6, 2017

The relentless ambition of Richard Plantaganet dominates the stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre's Shakespeare Festival's production of Richard III -- a fast-paced roller-coaster ride of political maneuvers, media manipulation, and pushing one’s luck beyond the breaking point. Admission Free to attend. Click here for more information.

Find out more »
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