About Miller Outdoor Theatre
Ready for amazing free entertainment? There’s a wide variety of offerings at Miller Outdoor Theatre located in Hermann Park. Miller Outdoor Theatre has an 8-month family-friendly season, a unique opportunity in Houston. The theatre, fits over 5,000 people in a special seating area next to the stage or on the surrounding lush grounds on a sloping hill, which is — admit it — perfect for rolling down! Patrons can bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying the show. Additionally, surrounding attractions in Hermann Park are the Museum of Natural History, the Houston Zoo, and the Garden Center.
The variety of performances range from classical music, Shakespeare, ballet, jazz, children’s theatre, classic films and more! Professional groups that perform at Miller Outdoor Theatre include the Houston Symphony, HITS Theatre, TUTS (Theatre Under the Stars), Houston Grand Opera and Dance of Asian America. There’s definitely a little bit of everything for everybody.
What’s Playing this Summer
The Miller Outdoor Theatre summer schedule includes: Pippin, Houston Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night and Richard III, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Fantastic Beasts, Singing in the Rain and La La Land movie viewing, a Tribute to Selena, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Tribute to The Beatles featuring The Fab 5 & The Texas Medical Center Orchestra, a celebration for Nat King Cole, Classic Albums Live presents Credence Clearwater Survival and lastly Godspell. And that’s all just throughout the summer (July-August). The season isn’t over after August!
One of the most enjoyable parts of a casual evening is bringing your own picnic. Lay out a picnic blanket, open up a cooler with some wine or beer (no glass containers, though) and sit back and relax. If you forget snacks, no worries! There’s a concession area where one can buy regular concession items, such as corndogs, hamburgers, french-fries and popcorn, but you can also buy other options such as coffee, wine and beer.
Free parking can be found in areas surrounding Hermann Park. For evenings, the best option is at the Houston Zoo area. You could even make the trip fun and convenient by parking at the Fannin Metro station and take the Metro Rail to Hermann Park.
Word of caution! There are families, small children and even pets, so don’t expect it to be quiet on the hill. This is part of the charm of the event — the relaxed environment.
For a lovely, relaxing evening, for whatever taste, pick a performance and enjoy a night at Miller Outdoor Theatre. It’s not to miss! Interested in shopping local in Houston? Want to get even more beautiful before heading out to MOT? Try one of The Upper Hand’s award winning Houston hair salons.
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