Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park will offer Houston-area residents 10 free performances during August. The lineup includes a slew of Shakespeare films and musical performances.
The outdoor theatre offers both covered and hillside seating. Both are free, but covered seating requires a reservation. Those who wish to reserve covered seating can do so online beginning at 9 a.m., two days prior to the performance date until noon on the day of the performance here.
Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees, especially those who are unvaccinated.
August 2021 performance schedule
August 3 at 8:30 p.m.
Kenneth Branagh’s landmark Henry V (1989) Rated PG-13
August 4 at 8:30 p.m.
Akira Kurosawa’s masterful Throne of Blood (1957), which brilliantly transposes the story of Macbeth to feudal Japan. This film is not rated but contains some stylized violence.
August 5 at 8:30 p.m.
Max Reinhardt’s classic Hollywood version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935), featuring an all-star cast including James Cagney, Mickey Rooney and Olivia de Havilland. This film is not rated.
August 6 at 8:30 p.m.
Kenneth Branagh’s delightful Much Ado About Nothing (1993), featuring sparkling performances by Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington and Michael Keaton. Rated PG-13
August 7 at 8:30 p.m.
Baz Luhrmann’s stylish and action-packed Romeo + Juliet (1996) featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the star-crossed lovers. Rated PG-13
August 13 at 8:30 p.m.
With cross-cultural conversation and collaborative storytelling, Sharing Stories incorporates Indian classical dance, flamenco and theatre arts into a unique, family-friendly experience for diverse audiences.
August 14 at 8:30 p.m.
Diaz Music Institute presents 4X Grammy Award Winner, pianist and composer Oscar Hernández performing with Houston’s own Awarding-winning youth group “Caliente”, directed by Grammy Nominated Music Educator Top 10 Finalist Jose Antonio Diaz.
“Noche Caliente” (Hot Night) is an incredible evening of great music entertainment that celebrates the different cultures of the Hispanic community. Held at Houston’s beautiful Miller Outdoor Theater, this program features a renowned Latin artist in musical dialogue with America’s hottest Latin youth group, Caliente.
This event includes music and dance performances from professional and amateur artists with a focus on Hispanic heritage.
August 20 at 8:30 p.m.
Bhoomi explores one of humanity’s greatest challenges – climate change – through the lens of Indian philosophical thought. Framed by the portrayal of the five natural elements – space, air, fire, water and earth – the work depicts the evolution of humanity’s connection to these fundamental aspects of the earth’s existence.
Bhoomi is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
August 21 at 8:30 p.m.
This performance will not be livestreamed.
CAL returns to the Miller stage to recreate one of the best-selling albums of all time, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors, note for note, cut for cut! A Miller favorite, Classic Albums Live lives up to its stellar reputation of performing hit albums exactly as you remember. The album, released in 1977 is one of the best-selling albums of all time and won the 1977 Grammy for Album of the Year.
August 28 at 8:30 p.m.
A Mind-blowing Selena tribute that will make you sing, dance and relive the magic of Selena! Having sold out venue after venue and with a most recent performance for the Chicago Bulls and the Marines Okinawa, Japan, Los Chicos del 512 are on fire!