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Miller Outdoor Theatre

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Address: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1719
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+1 281-373-3386
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Miller Outdoor Theatre, in Hermann Park, offers an 8-month season of free...

Miller Outdoor Theatre, in Hermann Park, offers an 8-month season of free outdoor performances. See concerts, theater, dance, and children’s programming.

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Great evening out for the whole family!

We recently picnicked on the hill at Miller Theater before watching a great performance of "Footloose." Performances are usually held just after sunset, so we arrived early with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
margaret m
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently picnicked on the hill at Miller Theater before watching a great performance of "Footloose." Performances are usually held just after sunset, so we arrived early with friends to enjoy our food and then got comfortable on our blanket to watch the show. It was great, from the music to the dancing! No matter where you sit, you can... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun evening, see a play or musical free of charge at Miller Outdoor Theatre. We have always enjoyed these performances. I have gone in the evening with grown ups and taken my grandchildren to afternoon kids performances and have never been disappointed!

1 Thank Tina M
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A remarkable venue accommodating 3500 people under the canopy in the traditional orchestra position and 10,000 on lawn chairs and blankets on the berm behind it, see some of Houston's finest cultural events, theatre, opera, dance and even symphony events there. A remarkable facility durably developed and constructed. Too bad the city politicians thought the dark rust color needed painting... More 

1 Thank Lou C
Rochester, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat on the lawn for the performance of "Footloose" by the Hits Non-profit Theater group. The high school youth put on a top notch performance - and even half way up the hill - the sound and music was easy to hear and quite good. You can stand in line ahead of time to get FREE auditorium seating....with the... More 

1 Thank K C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2nd visit to Miller Outdoor theatre and saw Footloose production by HITS theatre group all young people. Brilliant performance and thoroughly enjoyable evening, thank you!

1 Thank Cathy M
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love to go to MOT in the Spring and Fall when the weather is nice. Great place to take a blanket, have a picnic, and enjoy a Production. Take mosquito spray just in case. Most time they do not seem to be an issue.

Thank Gary S
Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Originally planned as a permanent bandstand about 90 years ago, Miller is now a major outdoor venue with 1700 seats and a grassy hill for spectators. A wide variety of local celebrations, events and concerts take place here. It is a fun family friendly venue.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A great place to listen to a live music performance, sitting on the hill or in permanent seats for an up-close experience. You can bring food and have a picnic, sitting either on a blanket on the ground - or in chairs that you bring with you. Either way, the programs are free and it's a lovely evening out. Parking... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Make sure you research the show you want to see ahead of time.  If it seems like it is a popular group get there very early (like 3 hours before the show) to get your seats.  Remember blankets stage right (west side), chairs stage left (eastside)  if you want to sit in seats get your tickets at 10am.  We went... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Miller Outdoor Theatre features a diverse array of entertainment throughout the season (closing by mid November). Very family friendly, especially on the hill behind the seating area with lawn chairs or a picnic blanket. Everything from Shakespeare, to Opera, to motown, to Cambodian circus performers, can be see on various evenings throughout the spring-fall. Arrive early to get a... More 

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