Miller Outdoor Theatre Birthday Cake

Miller Outdoor Theatre Birthday Cake

Miller Outdoor Theatre continues its 100th-anniversary festivities by celebrating musical theater through fun, family events, and a special performance by Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS)!

Everyone is in for a treat as TUTS stages A Celebration of Houston Stories and Songs from July 11-15, 2023. Expect to witness a captivating show where Houston’s finest talents will perform iconic songs. It will showcase TUTS’ rich history, alongside some favorite Broadway hits of the Miller audience. With a live band accompanying the performers, this 90-minute concert promises to be an unforgettable experience!

Meanwhile, a range of fun pre-show activities will transport everyone to a world of music, art, and nostalgia at the Celebrate Miller 100th Event on July 14 and 15 — all in jubilee for Miller Outdoor Theatre’s 100th Anniversary.

Here’s what guests at Miller Outdoor Theatre can expect at the Celebrate Miller 100th Event:

  • A chance to sing along to everyone’s favorite mermaid
  • Dance to the hand jive with Miller’s Pink Lady
  • Capture unforgettable moments in a T-bird photo installation
  • Go on a magical carpet ride with Jasmine
  • Unleash creativity and add art and colors to a huge, interactive mural by muralists Caroline Truong and Gbenga Ayeni
  • Snap a photo with a towering 7-foot cake

The festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m., followed by the enchanting performance of TUTS at 8:30 p.m. Prepare to be swept away by an evening filled with joy, artistry, and the magic of theater!

Miller Outdoor Theatre – TUTS

Miller Outdoor Theatre x TUTS

Miller Outdoor Theatre x TUTS

Founded in 1968, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) was born at Miller Outdoor Theatre, where its inaugural performance of Bells Are Ringing took place on September 15. This historic event marked the beginning of a long and rich tradition of bringing exceptional musical theatre experiences to the public.

Together, Miller Outdoor Theatre and TUTS have created a remarkable partnership that continues to thrive, captivating audiences with their shared love for Houston and the performing arts.

Miller Outdoor Theatre 100th Anniversary – Event Details

The season-long, 100th-anniversary celebration continues, and all these festivities promise to pay magnificent tribute to the legacy of Miller Outdoor Theatre.

When: July 11-15, 2023, 8:30 pm (2hrs) – TUTS performances | July 14-15, 2023, 6:30 pm – Activities
Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, United States
How Much: FREE

PLUS! With 120 captivating performances scheduled until November 11, there are plenty more shows and events for everyone to enjoy at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Be sure to mark your calendars!

As always, Miller Outdoor Theatre invites the community to attend this momentous occasion free of charge. Tickets can now be conveniently secured online. Each person can claim up to four tickets, ensuring that family and friends can join in the celebration.

Please Note:

Throughout the evening, photographers will be on hand to capture the magic of this remarkable celebration. These photographs may be featured in Miller Outdoor Theatre’s print or digital communications and marketing materials. By attending the event, guests graciously authorize Miller Outdoor Theatre to use their photographs for educational purposes, without any expectation of compensation.


Miller Outdoor Theatre

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Back in May 12, 1923, Miller Outdoor Theatre was dedicated “To the Arts of Music, Poetry, Drama and Oratory”. Its first performance, “Springtime of Our Nation,” was a grand pageant featuring a whopping 2,500 performers. Today, the theatre boasts an impressive eight months of programming with 130 diverse performances that cater to both Houston locals and visitors.

As Miller Outdoor Theatre celebrates its 100th anniversary, Managing Director Cissy Segall Davis reflected on the long journey the venue has taken. While the theatre remains free for the public to enjoy, Davis stressed that maintaining this cultural gem requires more than just love. The Miller Theatre Advisory Board has launched a capital campaign to raise $12.5 million dollars for renovations and improvements to enhance the visitor experience.

Every donation, no matter how big or small, will help achieve the masterplan for Miller Outdoor Theatre. As part of the #celebratemiller100 campaign, you can make a $100 contribution to support this historic venue and its future generations of visitors. To donate, visit


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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