For 100 years, Miller Outdoor Theatre has delighted generations of audiences with the best in performing arts entertainment -and every performance has been FREE.
Come celebrate Miller’s past, present, and future with four experiential events, each beginning two hours prior to a live performance. With enough time to roll down the hill!
Dress in themed attire and bring the whole family. Each celebratory event is packed with FREE interactive elements like costumed entertainment, workshops, live mural paintings, and epic photo installations. A celebration 100 years in the making.
Opening night! We’re starting the year off with a Saint Patrick’s Day you won’t soon forget featuring the Trinity Irish Dance Company. This sophisticated and cutting-edge Irish dance troupe will leave you breathless.
Return to the year it all started, 1923, with a roaring 20s extravaganza. Step out in your best 20s attire and mingle with vaudeville performers, photo installations, live mural painting, swing dance lessons and more. Capped off with a performance by the legendary Hot Sardines.
Happy Birthday Miller! Let’s celebrate together with a larger-than-life birthday cake, birthday activities and The Houston Ballet.
Celebrate all things theater featuring a TUTS Musicals at Miller retrospective. Bring the family for an evening of imagination and performance with interactive puppet shows, magicians, a collaborative mural and more, plus, take a photo in the larger-than-life birthday cake.
Dress in your best Steampunk costume and step back in time through machines, performances, photo installations and more for a once in a lifetime collaboration between the founders of Bella Gaia and The Earth Harp Collective. Not one, but two Earth harps will frame the stage and the spectacular sounds of the Earth harp combine with the visual story of BELLA GAIA (beautiful earth) blending music, visually-stunning dance with motion sculpture—by Capacitor—along with NASA satellite imagery to tell a cosmic story of the interconnectedness of our planet. The season finale, and special salute to Miller, brings together two of the most popular shows touring our country in recent years. This dynamic combination is unique on the national stage and is sure to be a highlight of the anniversary season. Season finale.
Miller Outdoor Theatre was created in 1919 when native Houstonian Jesse Wright Miller donated land to the City of Houston. Funds generated from the land sale were used to build an outdoor theatre on the current site in Hermann Park. It was designed by William Ward Watkin in 1922 as an amphitheater surrounded by twenty Corinthian-style limestone columns. Dedicated in 1923, the theatre served the community as a gathering space for free performances including amplified radio broadcasts such as the 1925 World Series and the 1927 World Heavyweight Boxing Championship.