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Miller Outdoor Theatre

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6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
281-373-3386 milleroutdoortheatre.com
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A longtime fixture of the century-old Hermann Park, Miller Outdoor Theatre provides free performances, concerts, and events to the city of Houston, making for fun nights out with the family or a budget-friendly date night. 

Wedged between the Medical and Museum Districts, Miller Outdoor Theatre consists of an imposing, can’t-miss sloped lawn and rows of seating underneath the looming architecture of the concert hall. 

Presenting eight months of programming each year, from March into November, Miller Outdoor Theatre consistently brings in talented performers from around the world, theater productions, Houston Symphony performances, sing-alongs, and other special events that can be found through their online calendar. 

Attending a Show at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Seating on the lawn is always free and you’ll find groups staking their spots with blankets, picnic baskets, and small coolers. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink (including alcohol), but no glass containers are allowed in the park. 

If you want to opt for the covered seating area, these seats are also free but require an admission ticket that can be picked up from the nearby box office. For those shows, tickets can be claimed (four per person over age 16 while tickets last) at the box office on the day of the performance between 10:30am and 1pm.

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

Shows typically go on rain or shine.

Parking at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Parking is available in the surrounding area, including the large central lot in front of the Houston Zoo or at the nearby McGovern Centennial Gardens. Paid garage parking can also be found at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

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September 2021

Foundation for Modern Music presents Salsa y Salud at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, September 25, 2021 | 8:00 pm
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Foundation for Modern Music presents Salsa y Salud under the stars at Miller Outdoor Theatre. This fully staged theatrical production features a cast of over 50, made up of artists from Houston and around the world, in a program that incorporates salsa hits and world premiere performances. Free Tickets & Open Seating on the Hill There are two types of seating at Miller Outdoor Theatre: covered seating and hillside seating. Both are always free, but covered seating requires an assigned ticket.…

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Young Audiences of Houston presents Danza Azteca Splendor! at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 11:00 am
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Young Audiences of Houston presents Danza Azteca Splendor in a morning performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The Calmecac Indigenous Organization takes to the stage to perform traditional Aztec dancing based on pre-Columbian traditions of the Nahuatl-speaking Teotihuacanos/Mexica and other indigenous nations of central Mexico, including the Otomo/Chichimeca nations of Queretaro. Through this exploration of Aztec history, philosophy, language, culture and foods, audience members can gain a new way of looking at the world through Indigenous eyes. Masks are strongly encouraged…

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October 2021

Society For The Performing Arts presents Nella at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, October 1, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Society For The Performing Arts (SPA) presents Nella in concert under the stars at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Nella is a new voice hailing from the Venezuelan island of Margarita. A 2019 Latin GRAMMY Winner for Best New Artist and a Berklee College of Music alum, Nella’s music is a meeting place for her country’s folklore roots, the influence of her contemporaries, and the music of the Andalusian region. For her first North American tour, reflecting the spare sound of her 2019 album, Voy, Nella…

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Miller Virtual Series: Houston Grand Opera presents The Barber Of Seville In Texas

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 11:00 am
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Houston Grand Opera presents a virtual production of The Barber Of Seville In Texas as part of Miller Outdoor Theatre's virtual series. The show is an adaptation of Gioachino Rossini’s classic work by Kristine McIntyre. The star-crossed lovers in this version now have a language barrier to overcome, as the wily barber Figaro must translate for Almaviva, who only speaks English, and Rosina, who only speaks Spanish. The setting and cowboy-themed costumes move the story from Italy to West Texas.…

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42nd Annual Festival Chicano at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Saturday, October 9, 2021

Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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The 42nd annual Festival Chicano returns to Miller Outdoor Theatre for three nights of Chicano stars. The festival reflects the artistic creativity that has developed in the Chicano cultural experience, following centuries of influence from native peoples, Mexico, Europe, and the U.S. Chicano music has been historically shaped by many diverse styles such as Mexican rancheras, corridos, mariachi, orchestra, tejano, conjunto, big band, rhythm and blues, country, rock and roll, and many others. Festival Chicano Concert Schedule Little Joe y…

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42nd Annual Festival Chicano at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, October 8, 2021 | 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Saturday, October 9, 2021

Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Free

The 42nd annual Festival Chicano returns to Miller Outdoor Theatre for three nights of Chicano stars. The festival reflects the artistic creativity that has developed in the Chicano cultural experience, following centuries of influence from native peoples, Mexico, Europe, and the U.S. Chicano music has been historically shaped by many diverse styles such as Mexican rancheras, corridos, mariachi, orchestra, tejano, conjunto, big band, rhythm and blues, country, rock and roll, and many others. Festival Chicano Concert Schedule Little Joe y…

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42nd Annual Festival Chicano at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Saturday, October 9, 2021

Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Free

The 42nd annual Festival Chicano returns to Miller Outdoor Theatre for three nights of Chicano stars. The festival reflects the artistic creativity that has developed in the Chicano cultural experience, following centuries of influence from native peoples, Mexico, Europe, and the U.S. Chicano music has been historically shaped by many diverse styles such as Mexican rancheras, corridos, mariachi, orchestra, tejano, conjunto, big band, rhythm and blues, country, rock and roll, and many others. Festival Chicano Concert Schedule Little Joe y…

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Young Audiences of Houston presents The Story Of The Lone Star State at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 11:00 am
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Young Audiences of Houston presents The Story Of The Lone Star State in a morning performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Beginning with the native peoples of the Gulf Coast through the adventures of NASA’s astronauts, 600 years of Texas tales are told in an hour. Audiences will learn about the folklore of the Karankawa and Caddo tribes, Spanish exploration, Hispanic heritage, and the many cultures and peoples that have shaped Texas. Four actors play more than 50 different roles, bringing to…

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Young Audiences of Houston presents The Essence of Mexico at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 11:00 am
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Young Audiences of Houston and Mixteco Ballet Folklórico present The Essence of Mexico in a morning performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Mixteco Ballet Folklórico presents dances from the Mexican states of Nuevo Leon, Veracruz, and Jalisco, along with dances by Mexican charros and the "The Jarabe Tapatío”, better known around the world as The Mexican Hat Dance. Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees, especially if you are unvaccinated. Admission Free. This is a non-ticketed event and seating is on a first-come,…

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Tuba Skinny in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, October 15, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Miller Outdoor Theatre presents a free concert by Tuba Skinny under the stars in Hermann Park. Formed in in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences—from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz—their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. Free Tickets &…

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Dia de la Hispanidad featuring Jorge Luis Chacin at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, October 16, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Institute of Hispanic Culture presents Dia de la Hispanidad, featuring Jorge Luis Chacin, in a free concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Chacin is an artist, singer, songwriter, musician, and music producer who's been nominated multiple times for the Latin Grammys. His music is a mix of folk rhythms with and the Zulian bagpipe. His first nomination was in 2004 in the category Best Tropical Album as part of a music duo called Bachá. Later, in 2014, Chacin released a solo…

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Panto USA presents Cinderella at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Monday, October 18, 2021 | 11:00 am
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One event on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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The Panto Company USA presents Cinderella in 2 morning performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Bullied by her two mean Step Sisters, Cinderella's future looks bleak until her Fairy Godmother casts a spell and sends her to the ball. How will the Prince ever find her when she flees at midnight, leaving behind a single glass slipper? Panto Company USA presents a take on the classic full of original modern songs, hilarity, and a happy ending. Admission Free. This is a…

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Panto USA presents Cinderella at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 11:00 am
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One event on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Free

The Panto Company USA presents Cinderella in 2 morning performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Bullied by her two mean Step Sisters, Cinderella's future looks bleak until her Fairy Godmother casts a spell and sends her to the ball. How will the Prince ever find her when she flees at midnight, leaving behind a single glass slipper? Panto Company USA presents a take on the classic full of original modern songs, hilarity, and a happy ending. Admission Free. This is a…

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Express Children’s Theatre presents Rhyme & Reason at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 11:00 am
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Express Children's Theatre presents Rhyme & Reason in a morning performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre. With music, dance, and performance poetry, the show presents Black History from ancient Africa to today. It features poetry by Houston Poet Laureate Emeritus, Deborah DEEP Mouton, and members of her slam poetry team. There will also be a special appearance by the world’s first African American prima ballerina, Lauren Anderson of Houston Ballet. Admission Free. This is a non-ticketed event and seating is on…

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Dance of Asian America presents Asia To The World at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Dance of Asian America presents Asia To The World at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The free show celebrates Asian cultures, mesmerizing music and sensational costumes and movements. Free Tickets & Open Seating on the Hill There are two types of seating at Miller Outdoor Theatre: covered seating and hillside seating. Both are always free, but covered seating requires an assigned ticket. You can get your covered seating tickets online beginning at 9am, beginning two days prior to the performance date until…

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FLAS presents Calavera con Calavera at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Fundacion Latino Americana de Accion Social (FLAS) and Grupo de Teatro Indigo celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Calavera con Calavera at Miller Outdoor Theatre. It’s the Day of the Dead and the Burgos family is getting ready to celebrate this important date to them. It's a yearly tradition in Hacienda Calvario where they get together to celebrate. As thjey share how this celebration has been of great value to their lives, they also explain the meaning of every element presented: why are…

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November 2021

Texas Folklife presents Accordion Kings & Queens at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, November 6, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Texas Folklife presents the 32 annual Accordion Kings & Queens, featuring an evening of dancing and roots music at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The program showcases the best of Texas accordion music genres, including conjunto, polka, zydeco, Cajun, and more. The show will also feature the 2021 winners of Texas Folklife’ s acclaimed Big Squeeze statewide youth accordion context. Free Tickets & Open Seating on the Hill There are two types of seating at Miller Outdoor Theatre: covered seating and hillside…

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Doctor Nativo in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, November 12, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Miller Outdoor Theatre welcomes Guatemala’s Doctor Nativo for a one-night concert under the stars in Hermann Park. His music layers Mayan spirituality, social activism, and folk wisdom over a propulsive sound combining reggae, cumbia, hip hop, and pre-Columbian instruments. His music revives the ancestors and lets them loose on the dance floor while celebrating indigenous resistance and popular empowerment with a proud assertion of Mayan identity. Doctor Nativo’s music is buoyant and danceable, but also packs a deep message: a…

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