Miller Outdoor Theatre 100 Years Celebration - Roaring 20s

The 100th season kicks off on March 17th! Irish eyes will smile when The Trinity Irish Dance Company brings their progressive Irish Dance to Houston for St. Patrick’s Day.  The following evening transports all to 1923, the “birth” of Miller Outdoor Theatre, complete with a celebratory roaring 20s-themed extravaganza with Vaudeville performers, epic photo opportunities, and more.

The Miller Theatre Advisory Board has announced that visitors can enjoy eight months of exceptional cultural arts programming and four incredible celebratory events.

As always, admission to Miller Outdoor Theatre remains free to all. So mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and join this unforgettable season at Miller Outdoor Theatre!

Miller Outdoor Theatre – How it All Began

Miller Outdoor Theatre

In 1919, native Houstonian Jesse Wright Miller donated land to the City of Houston, and the funds generated from the land sale were used to construct an outdoor theatre on the current site in Hermann Park. The theatre, designed by William Ward Watkin and built by Tom Tellepsen in 1922, is an amphitheater surrounded by twenty Corinthian-style limestone columns. Dedicated in 1923, Miller Outdoor Theatre quickly became a beloved gathering space for free performances, including amplified radio broadcasts of events such as the 1925 World Series and the 1927 World Heavyweight Boxing Championship.

Over the past 100 years, the theatre has hosted a wide range of notable performers, including Tejano superstar Selena, Tony Award winner Tommy Tune, and Grammy Award-winning artists Little Joe y La Familia, singer Arooj Aftab, Houston Chamber Choir, and many others.

Miller Outdoor Theatre 100 Years Celebration – Roaring 20s

Miller Outdoor Theatre Roaring 20s - Hot Sardines

The Hot Sardines

The Roaring 20s evening promises to be a feast for the senses, with a range of exciting and engaging activities for everyone to enjoy. Dress in your best 20s attire and step out in style, mingling with fellow guests and taking advantage of the many interactive installations and performances on offer.

The highlight of the night will be a performance by dynamic musical duo The Hot Sardines. They are known for their unique blend of traditional jazz, swing, and blues, as well as for their vintage-inspired style and lively stage presence — the perfect entertainment to embody the roaring 20s spirit!

When: Saturday, March 18, 2022, starts at at 6 p.m. | The Hot Sardines performance starts at 8 p.m.

Location: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

Ticket Price: All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!

Whether you’re a local Houstonian or a visitor to the city, this roaring 20s-themed extravaganza is an experience not to be missed. Come join in the fun, make unforgettable memories, and be a part of Miller Outdoor Theatre’s 100-year history.

About Miller Outdoor Theatre

Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston

For 100 years, the Miller Outdoor Theatre has been dedicated to the community as a place to gather, relax, and be entertained.

The unique theater offers eight months of professional entertainment, which is always free. In fact, it is one of the largest “always free” programs in the entire United States. The Miller Outdoor Theatre is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

The family-friendly theater features a Covered Seating area, along with Hillside Seating that welcomes blankets and lawn chairs, perfect for dinner and a show. 

Both types of seating are free, however, covered seating does require an assigned ticket

The Miller Outdoor Theatre sits on 7.5 acres of land in Hermann Park, located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas.

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