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2023 Season

  • Macbeth

    "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes...”

    July 27, 29, 31, August 2, & 4

    Captioning: July 31

    Audio Description: August 2

    Live Stream: August 4


    7:45 Bard Talk

    8:15 Performance

    A Scottish general and his wife are plunged into a murderous quest by the prophecy of three mysterious witches. Consumed by brutal ambition, the couple’s bloodbath delivers the crown of Scotland to Macbeth. After unthinkable acts of betrayal, a price must be paid. Guilt, madness, and tyranny reign in a world where “fair is foul, and foul is fair.”

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    “I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?”

    July 28, August 1, 3, & 5

    Captioning: August 3

    Audio Description: August 5

    Live Stream: August 5


    7:45 Bard Talk

    8:15 Performance 

    Quick-witted Beatrice spars with the perpetual bachelor Benedick, and their battle of words ignites sparks! Will their playful banter be enough for them to resist falling in love? Meanwhile, young friends Hero and Claudio fall instantly in love. But will false accusations and broken promises spoil their happy ending

2023 Program

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Free parking near Miller Outdoor Theatre is available in Lots C, D and E. Parking Lot C is newly refurbished and located off Hermann Drive with entrances at Crawford and Jackson Streets. Lot C the largest of the three lots, and has pedestrian walkways connecting to Miller Outdoor Theatre.  

Workshops and Events

  • Cougar Actor Training Camp

    Cougar Actor Training Camp

    The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance CAT Camp is a one-week day camp for high school students that focuses on actor training and audition technique. Throughout the week, students train with UH faculty, M.F.A. alumni, HSF teaching artists, and Houston-area theatre professionals.

  • Texas Intensive

    Texas Intensive

    An annual workshop focused on the art of stage and screen violence, specifically designed to provide students of all levels with an immersive, “intensive” experience.