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“A great place to spend a weekend nite for free!”

Miller Outdoor Theatre
Ranked #32 of 293 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Miller Outdoor Theatre, in Hermann Park, offers an 8-month season of free outdoor performances. See concerts, theater, dance, and children’s programming.
Houston, Texas
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96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A great place to spend a weekend nite for free!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Go online and get a schedule of events. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and take the family or just yourself to a night out under the stars watching a play, listening to the symphony or another group and always, always see their special productions. The fourth of July is a real treat ending with a fireworks display that always produces applause. No one special in your life this weekend than take your self, people watch or get to know one of the friendly fellow Houstonians on your right or your left. Take some bubbles and attract some new friends. This should be one of your favorite places to take yourself or a friend. Take a book to read prior to the performance or visit the Japanese garden. You can obtain a seat but I love sitting on the hill. They do have amazing children productions on Saturday mornings at 11 for children. Then take them to visit the zoo. What a day. Not enough, still raring to go well cross over to the Imax, the museum, the children's museum, view the statues that surround Mecom Fountain. Take a train ride around the grounds, paddle the boats, take a power walk on the trails or ride the real train that runs past the grounds to downtown.

Visited July 2012
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Houston
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“Excellent Place and Events”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Variety of concerts, many at no cost. Tickets are given away for free for seats, grass area is great to bring a blanket, wine, food, and chill with friends. Houston weather is perfect to enjoy these events for most of the year.

Visited October 2012
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Houston, Texas
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61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Free is good”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

I've been going to Miller OutdoorTheatre for many years. There's a variety of entertainment, including ballets, musicals, Shakespeare plays, symphony concerts, operas, and children's events. Admission is free, you can sit in the covered area or bring a blanket and a picnic and sit on the hill. The street can get really crowded when the performance lets out, but he enjoyable evening is worth the inconvenience.

Visited February 2013
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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“such a great venue”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

lots of music, plays and fireworks for couples, friends and families. great spot in a beautiful location

Visited July 2012
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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“My Favorite Place in Houston”
Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

This place is one of my favorites in town!!
The free events during the summertime keep getting better each year!
Since seating is on a hill, you get great views of the event from every angle.
It is very romantic, usually we plan picnics with my boyfriend. You could bring your blanket, wine, cheese, fruits and enjoy!
It is a great spot as well for fellowship with friends and family. Kids and dogs everywhere. :)
Lovely memories in this place!

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