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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

August 2017
Free

Godspell Musical at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, August 25, 2017 | 8:00 pm
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Now updated with new lyrics and contemporary references, the musical, Godspell, is based on Jesus' last days as told in the Gospel of Matthew. Watch a performance of this revival of the 1970s Broadway hit at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Godspell Musical at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 8:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, August 26, 2017

Now updated with new lyrics and contemporary references, the musical, Godspell, is based on Jesus' last days as told in the Gospel of Matthew. Watch a performance of this revival of the 1970s Broadway hit at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for more information.

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September 2017
Free

The HillBenders present The Who’s Tommy at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, September 1, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Be amazed and hear the banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass, and guitar "sure play a mean pinball" and match The Who's original energy and vision. The second act will be a bluegrass set from The HillBenders. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for information.

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Free

Bach and Piazzolla at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, September 2, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Bandoneonist Denis Plante and guitarist David Jacques rejoin Mercury under the baton of Antoine Plante, Artistic Director, for a unique orchestral experience that combines the seductive tango of Piazzolla with the perfection of J.S. Bach. This performance will also be heightened by dramatic lighting and projected images. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for more information.  

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Free

Bollywood Blast: The Bollywood Bachelor at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, September 3, 2017 | 8:00 pm

This musical from Rhythm India Bollywood Dance Company will take the audience on an adventure as a bachelor searches for his wife. See who will receive the final rose at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Free

Xanadu at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, September 8, 2017 | 8:00 pm
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Once on Saturday, September 9, 2017

Based on the 1980 cult classic film, Xanadu overflows with joyous high-spirited fun as Kira, a beautiful Greek muse, descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, inspiring struggling artist Sonny to create the pinnacle of artistic achievement — the Roller Disco. See a live performance of Xanadu at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Xanadu at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on Saturday, September 9, 2017

Based on the 1980 cult classic film, Xanadu overflows with joyous high-spirited fun as Kira, a beautiful Greek muse, descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, inspiring struggling artist Sonny to create the pinnacle of artistic achievement — the Roller Disco. See a live performance of Xanadu at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Free

El Grito featuring Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles

Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with the Grito ceremony followed by a performance by Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, an all female mariachi ensemble at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission This event is free to attend. Click here for more information.  

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