About Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston
Miller Theatre Advisory Board
The Miller Theatre Advisory Board (MTAB) acts as a steward of public and private funds to provide professional-caliber performances, free to the public, at the Miller Outdoor Theatre for the cultural enrichment of Houston's diverse communities and the visitors to this great city.
Miller Outdoor Theatre
Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park is unique in the United States, offering an 8 month season of professional entertainment that is artistically excellent, culturally diverse and always FREE of charge to the public. This is the largest "always free" program of its kind in the country.
Miller Outdoor Theatre offers the most diverse season of professional entertainment of any Houston performance venue, and it's all FREE! Classical music, jazz, ethnic music and dance, ballet, Shakespeare, musical theatre, classic films, and much, much more are included in this year's outstanding line-up. Relax in the covered seating area or enjoy a pre-performance picnic on the hillside. All performances at Miller are family-friendly!
The theatre is located on approximately 7.5 acres of land in Hermann Park, site of the Houston Zoo, the Garden Center and the Museum of Natural Science. Seating is provided for 1,705 patrons and 20 wheelchair spaces, plus a sloping lawn that accommodates approximately 4,500 more on blankets or lawn chairs.
Theatre structure – 64 x 41 foot stage; 54 line sets for hanging lights, curtains and scenery; an orchestra pit which can be raised and lowered; dressing rooms; offices; full complement of theatrical equipment; 110-ton air conditioning system cools the performance area.
In its 2014 season, more than 400,000 people were entertained by 126 performances, including HITS' The Addams Family, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Imago Theatre's FROGZ, Houston Grand Opera's Die Fledermaus, Theatre Under The Stars' rollicking production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, AD Players' smash hit Godspell, the 35th Anniversary Festival Chicano, the Houston Symphony, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, the US premiere of SEOP Dance Company, and many, many more multicultural performances and festivals.