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.
Announcements & News
Miller Outdoor Theatre irrigation upgrade completed
Improved hillside seating ready for Thursday night’s 90th season opener
New hillside seating will be available to audiences Thursday night when Miller Outdoor Theatre begins its 90th season with the stage musical Thoroughly Modern Millie.
The popular seating area was closed throughout the winter while undergoing irrigation improvements. Fencing will remain around the hill, but hillside seating will be available to all patrons Thursday night. Fencing will remain through May to allow the new grass to more fully take root.
The hillside seating area received aeration and composting, while the back side of the hill received additional soil and sod. Corrective drainage work was performed at the bottom of the seating lawn along the retaining wall.
“Taking care of Miller Outdoor Theatre is a labor of love for us,” said Dawn Ullrich, president and CEO of Houston First Corporation, which manages the facility for the City of Houston.
Do you love Miller? Share that love with a contribution.
Send check or money order payable to
Miller Theatre Advisory Board
P.O. Box 66267
Houston, TX 77266-6267
At the theatre: there is a convenient drop box next to the Box Office window.
Online: Make a secure donation through Network for Good.
Your tax deductible contribution to the Miller Theatre Advisory Board helps ensure that the wonderful entertainment here continues to be free and open to the public for years to come. We welcome charitable contributions of any size. MTAB is a 501(c)(3) organization.
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...