Miller Outdoor Theatre
AuthorSchlueter, Frank J.
Miller Outdoor Theatre was named for the late Houston mining engineer Jesse Wright Miller. The first Miller Outdoor Theatre opened in 1923. It was a classic Doric poscenium structure that featured 20 Corinthian columns on either side of the stage. Some of the surviving columns may still be seen, grouped around a circular pool forming the Mecom-Rockwell Colonnade at the entrance to Hermann Park. The second Miller Outdoor Theatre is a 1,582-seat facility located on the site of the first theatre. The second theatre officially opened in August 1968.
Young dancers at old Miller Theatre in Hermann Park in Houston, Texas.