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Children's Programs

Miller Outdoor Theatre offers culturally and artistically diverse daytime children's programming as part of its season of free productions. These performances are scheduled during the week and on Saturdays, March through October.

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About Miller Outdoor Theatre

Since 1923, Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park has been Houston’s venue for free outdoor performances.

This remarkable facility with its free high-quality programs is unique in the US. It is the only proscenium theatre in the country that offers an artistically excellent, culturally diverse eight month season of performances totally free of charge to the public.

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A Bustling Backstage

Miller Outdoor Theatre is always evolving, and we're very excited about our brand-new rigging system!
"In the Miller renovation, Mullen says basically everything was ripped out – except the T-bar guide tracks – and replaced with new equipment, including new loft blocks, head blocks, arbors and floor blocks, new locking rail and SceneControl®controller. Of the 50+ counterweight sets, 10 lighting battens were changed to motor-assist. Mullen says this is a big timesaver, enabling the Miller’s crew to hang or take off lights without going up and loading/unloading weights."
Read all about this monumental rennovation that our superior crew has been a part of in this article. 
"Mullen, who has been in the business 32 years, says he rarely works with a venue as accommodating as the Miller Outdoor Theatre. 'Their entire staff pitched in wherever needed, bending over backwards to make it all happen,' he recalls. 'They wanted a better rigging system that would last a long time, without any shortcuts taken, and I totally respect that.'"
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Houston, TX 77266-6267

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Grants & Rentals

Applying for a Grant - The Miller Theatre Advisory Board, Inc. (MTAB) is charged by City Ordinance with the responsibility for allocating Hotel Occupancy Tax revenues and other funds to non-profit performing arts organizations in order to conduct an annual season of free performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre.  Learn more...

Renting the Theatre - Event Producers may rent the Miller Outdoor Theatre.  The daily rate is $1,500 per day. A discounted rate of $800 per day is available for nonprofit organizations.   Additional charges for crew and security officers vary by event type and projected attendance. Learn more...

Tech Specs - If you need technical information about Miller Outdoor Theatre, don't hesitate to call us.The technical staff is more than willing to help you get the information you want.  We have provided a .zip file that contains hanging schedules, lighting and sound inventories, and stage dimensions.  Tthe file also contains CAD drawinga of site-plans, lighting plots, and elevations.  Learn more...

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