Improvements at Miller
Miller Outdoor Theatre to receive irrigation improvements
Patrons to notice better hillside seating area at Houston’s free outdoor venue
The hill at Miller Outdoor Theatre has been fenced off and closed to the public this winter as Houston’s always-free performance venue undergoes a wintertime project to improve its irrigation system.
The project scope will include irrigation improvements throughout the Miller Outdoor Theatre grounds. The hillside seating area will receive aeration and composting, while the back side of the hill will receive additional soil and sod. Corrective drainage work will be performed at the bottom of the seating lawn along the retaining wall.
Miller Theatre’s 2013 season begins in April. Depending on the growth of the new grass, the back of the hill could remain closed until May.
“Few things in Houston are as iconic as a free evening performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre,” said Dawn Ullrich, president and CEO of Houston First Corporation, which manages Miller Outdoor Theatre for the City of Houston. “When completed, this irrigation work will make for an even better experience at Miller.”
The City will manage the $260,665 irrigation project, which is funded by Capital Improvement Project money.