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“Free!”

Miller Outdoor Theatre
Ranked #30 of 290 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.
Kansas City, Missouri
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Free!”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

I've been to quite a few free performances here, and it is always a good time! It is hot during the summer, of course, but you can bring food, drinks, whatever you want. The one thing that can be irritating is when people are being loud during the performances. If you are looking to come here to really appreciate the Houston Symphony, for example, it won't happen...because there are kids running around, dogs, people talking, etc. But if you don't mind that, it's a fun place to enjoy a free show!

Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas, United States
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“Great Venue”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

This place is wonderful for families, individuals and couples. The park is great trail is wonderful for those who like to walk jog or even just sight see. Also great for those who do photography either amateur or professional

Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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“High Culture that is High Quality”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

At Miller Outdoor Theatre, the MOT, you can see the opera, ballet, symphony, plays, musicals, Shakespeare, concerts, ethnic performances, movies, fireworks, children's performances, and more free for approximately 7 months out of the year from about April to October. No other city has more free high culture than Houston. No one in the greater Houston area has a legitimate excuse to be unfamiliar with sophisticated culture. Beware of the heat and humidity during June, July, and August, as well as the crowds for the Independence Day celebration, but it is a relaxing and can be a romantic site with a special person that is affordable. A concession building is present or you can bring your own food. it is a wonderful treat in Houston.

Visited September 2013
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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Variety, quality, free”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

What more could one ask for? A variety of enjoyable cultured events for free. Enjoy the symphony, Shakespeare festival, musicals, etc all whole relaxing on the hill with a bottle of wine. Just remember to bring a hat until the sun sets...this is Houston, after all!

Visited August 2013
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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Can't beat good free entertainment!”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Awesome, awesome, awesome place. We love to come here and bring blankets and a picnic to enjoy on the hill. You can drink alcohol as well, just no glass containers. I have seen some of the best shows here and it is completely free, even parking! It does get crowded at the popular events so come early! There is a concession stand open during performances serving snacks, ice cream, and beer. Kids love to roll down the hill and dogs are allowed too. Great place for families. I only wish they had more performances.

Visited September 2013
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