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Miller Outdoor Theatre

Theater and Performing Arts Venue
Medical Center, Houston
  • Myrna ♡
    "Come here to catch a free show or concert year round!"(3 Tips)
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    "Pick-up food, bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the show!"(2 Tips)
    Phani K.
    "Best free entertainment."(2 Tips)
    Rachi Y.
    "You have to get here early if you're not sitting on Hippie Hill!"(2 Tips)
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  • Khoa Đ.
    Khoa ĐinhSeptember 18, 2012
    Great place to go for a variety of concerts, plays, and other shows (mostly free) and you can BYOB to certain events! And of course you have the lovely Hermann Park to explore before or after the show
  • Erika
    ErikaJune 5, 2013
    Very nice venue, with nice restroom facilities (considering it's at a public park.) It is also nice that patrons are free to bring along food & drinks (just as long as there are no glass containers.)
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandSeptember 12, 2015
    An amazing venue to see free shows. Very comfortable seating. Be sure to grab tickets for the covered area during the day of the show.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah Peacock 🎈August 14, 2015
    Take the rail & bring a picnic. Diverse calendar of events including kid friendly, cultural events, live acts, & movie screenings.
  • CultureMap Houston
    CultureMap HoustonJuly 14, 2011
    The original columns that flanked what was called Miller Memorial Theatre in 1923 now rest across Hotel Zaza and are part of the Mecom-Rockwell Colonnade Fountain.
  • Anisa D.
    Anisa Dennis-GreenJune 19, 2013
    Arrive early to get a spot on the hill. Bring your beach chair, blanket, umbrella, mosquito OFF repellant & snacks and you're in for a great time.
    HISTORYApril 6, 2010
    Pack your lawn chairs & cooler & prepare to have a relaxing good time here. Visitors sit on the hillside or take a seat under the polygon canopy to enjoy the weekly shows that run from spring to fall.
  • Bonnie K.
    Bonnie KarpayNovember 4, 2010
    Great place to catch events. Very social scene on the Hill. Free parking at the Rose Garden, but I love taking the Main St. Train! Oh, and BYO anything, just no glass containers.
  • Jake H.
    Jake HaenchenJuly 19, 2013
    Bring a blanket, the sugar ants didn't hurt but were a little annoying. A frisbee is great for around sunset on the hill before the show.
  • TopSpot Internet Marketing
    Project Manager Niki says, "Miller Outdoor Theater is wonderful to catch a free performance from the Houston ballet, symphony or opera on a Friday or Saturday night."
  • Rachi Y.
    You have to get here early if you're not sitting on Hippie Hill! Great family entertainment and it's free.
  • Berenice F.
    Berenice FerreroNovember 12, 2014
    Awesome place to take your kids for events and movies. Picnics music playing etc...
  • Julie M.
    Julie MinerboJune 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lovely place for a picnic & to takw in some free culture. Romantic & cheap date night.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 30, 2012
    For free fun, catch symphonies, plays and more on the outdoor lawn. Bring a blanket and a snack to enjoy a great night in downtown.
  • Diann S.
    Diann ScarboroughJune 22, 2013
    Great venue! I remember going there in the 60's as a kid. Fun then, fun now! And it's free!!!
  • Lyndsey S.
    Lyndsey StangOctober 16, 2010
    For nearly any live performance, get their at least 15-30 min early to get a good seat. If you're late during some performances, expect to sit on a slope or stand the whole time.
  • Erica L.
    Erica LozanoAugust 7, 2013
    Lawn area is the best! You can have your wine, your food, relax, and be entertained.
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood
    One of our favorite date night spots. Pick-up food, bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the show!
  • AB F.
    AB FloresJuly 3, 2015
    Show up earlier it gets very packed. Oh and bring a cooler for your drinks.
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie ArellanoSeptember 2, 2013
    Awesome performance. Really crowded but but entertaining! We brought our own little picnic!
  • Arce D.
    Arce DuarteSeptember 6, 2015
    Concerts and plays are fun to watch. Great for the whole family.
  • Nik B.
    Nik BannisterMay 24, 2014
    Just know if you have a chair, you just can't sit anywhere! I love this place!
  • Chef James R.
    Nice place to be at anytime you want to have fun with your family come over to the Miller
  • Jason A.
    Jason ArmstrongSeptember 24, 2009
    Amazing place for events. I've been to two events their recently (Taiko drums and to see the Dominic Walsh Dance Company perform) and both were fantastic experiences!
  • Miriam G.
    A fantastic place to see a concert or, better yet, a musical!
  • Marek
    MarekOctober 6, 2014
    Well organized and pretty clean place. Good to take family for a musical event
  • Marni
    MarniOctober 20, 2014
    Grab a blanket and bring a picnic dinner to enjoy some free theater.
  • Kimberly H.
    Kimberly HerbertAugust 14, 2015
    The app asked me how expensive Miller outdoor Theatre is it's free.!
  • Chelsea W.
    Chelsea WhiteheadJuly 22, 2013
    Had so much fun! Bring a blanket and an ice chest and you're good to go!!!
  • Korina M.
    Korina MarcanoJune 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get there early for good parking and sitting spot!
  • Caner C.
    Caner CanSeptember 19, 2015
    Best free entartainment!
  • Plaza Museum D.
    Looking to live across the street from here? Check us out while you're visiting!!! Never miss another performance!
  • John R.
    John RochaJune 5, 2014
    Great place to come for a variety of free shows!
  • Crystal S.
    Crystal SanchezNovember 6, 2011
    The website lied!!!!! You can bring ice chest and any food you want! But its ok next time. Its nice out here.
  • Rhi M.
    Rhi MJune 8, 2014
    Due to the hill, you often get a nice breeze after sunset. Be sure to pack your snacks!
  • Aisha A.
    Aisha Al-RumaihiMay 19, 2013
    Weather was cool it was a nice first experience for me defintly worth going
  • Michael F.
    Michael FernApril 1, 2012
    Bring a picnic blanket, food, and plenty of beer
  • Jared J.
    Jared JarvisNovember 2, 2015
    Fun theatre for shows / performance. Most things are free I think.
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 23, 2010
    All of the open-air theater’s shows and concerts are free! And you’re allowed to bring a picnic! Powered by
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HaefeleOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Go see shows here they ROCK!!! Best of all was Hairspray last spring!!!
  • Didi U.
    Didi UPNovember 13, 2013
    Perfect place for events.
  • She _.
    She _March 20, 2016
    Free concerts in the fresh air are a wonderful way to spend the evening.
  • Alison O.
    Alison ObrAugust 26, 2011
    Follow on twitter or become a fan on Facebook and keep up to date on all the great events going on.
  • Andres E.
    Andres ElizondoJanuary 23
    Awesome shows are put on here. Best part is that you can listen for free!
  • Kendall L.
    Kendall LacombeMay 13, 2012
    Bring some close friends and enjoy this wonderful venue
  • James R.
    James RMarch 25, 2012
    This isn't blues... But it's still awesome! Diaz Music Institute.
  • Dolores G.
    Dolores GalvanMarch 19, 2016
    Great place to take the family for a picnic ! 😊
  • Kathleen O.
    Kathleen O'Donnell GroneSeptember 6, 2012
    When to see some Shakespeare - a beautiful park.
  • Jessie M.
    Jessie MatlockJune 22, 2013
    For the symphony performance get here at least 1 hour early!
  • Phani K.
    Phani KMarch 16, 2012
    Best free entertainment. Best kept secret
  • Troy N.
    Troy NelsonJuly 5, 2013
    Great place to throw down a blanket and get it on.
  • David S.
    David SullivanJuly 5, 2013
    Get here early for a great seat
  • Morgan R.
    Morgan RJune 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The top of the hill has the best breeze!
  • Casildo R.
    Casildo RossellSeptember 28
    Everything is good here.
  • Chef James R.
    Chef James RuckerJune 10, 2015
    The concert
  • ELS Language Centers
    ELS Language CentersApril 13, 2012
    26 miles from ELS - always free!!
  • Cecilia R.
    Cecilia ResweberOctober 31, 2014
    Great productions, free!
  • J R.
    J RApril 26, 2011
    The snack bar here is garbage! Waited 20 min in a line to get to the window. They didn't bother to tell anyone waiting that they were out of most if their items!
  • Myrna ♡
    Myrna ♡August 2, 2010
    Come here to catch a free show or concert year round!
  • Randy M.
    Randy ManserApril 9, 2015
    Good free entertainment.
  • Sara J.
    Sara JohnsonJune 20, 2016
    Nice Juneteenth concert😀
  • Lucas "Pseudo V.
    Free stuff is super sweet..
  • Sung K.
    Sung KimSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to box office from 10:30am-1pm same day for free assigned seating tickets.
  • Joy C.
    Joy CourtneyAugust 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the plays here
  • Bianca R.
    Bianca RamirezOctober 31, 2015
    It's a family friendly environment
  • M H D.
    M H DraperJanuary 30, 2012
    Kick back on the hill. Be a hippie.
  • Maaria Y.
    Maaria YasinAugust 23, 2015
    Love this place!
  • DJComposure
    DJComposureOctober 24, 2011
    If you are at reventon, holla at me at the mega 101 tent
  • Silvia M. U.
    Silvia M. UrteagaJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Make it early to get free tickets.
  • Jerome H.
    Jerome HurtMay 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there early
  • Optimus P.
    Optimus PrimeAugust 31, 2013
  • Angel C.
    Angel ClemonsJuly 7, 2013
    Leave ANYTHING valuable at home.
  • Susannah
    SusannahMarch 19, 2010
    become a Facebook fan to see special web-only invites for shows!
  • Kit O.
    Kit O'ConnellMarch 24, 2010
    Attend a free concert and sit on hippie hill. Happy 420.
  • Diana M.
    Diana MarielSeptember 17, 2016
    Muy buen ambiente. Trae tu picknik!!
  • Marie W.
    Marie WrightJune 29, 2014
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