Attend a summer series of world-class musical and theatrical entertainment at one of the oldest and biggest open-air theaters in the United States.
The Muny is an acclaimed outdoor theater set amid the lush and leafy surroundings of Forest Park. Opened in 1917, this magnificent alfresco venue for the performing arts has a seated audience capacity of 11,000. Join fellow theatergoers visiting The Muny for comedies, dramas, musicals, rock operas and more. Learn about how the sets are made while taking a backstage tour. Sign up for a theatrical workshop.
See a show during the nine-week season between mid-June and mid-August. They range from hit Broadway musicals, such as Chicago and Jersey Boys, to adaptations of Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and other Disney classics. Legendary actors Cary Grant, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Carol Channing have all graced the stage during the theater’s century-long history.
Purchase tickets in advance to guarantee the best seats in the house or take a chance with the free seats program. For every show, the theater releases about 1,450 free tickets for seats in the last nine rows on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early for pre-show entertainment and activities at the theater’s Lichtenstein Plaza, West Lawn and Pavilion.
Groups of 15 or more people attending a show can join a free pre-performance backstage tour. Listen to stories about the theater’s history and the many famous actors and musicians who have performed here. Walk through a labyrinth of colossal sets and face the imposing amphitheater of seats from center stage.
If you’re a student actor or have a passion for theater, join industry professionals for an Audition Workshop. Attendees will participate in an acting class, dance session and mock vocal audition.
The theater is one of several attractions in Forest Park. Take the light rail to Forest Park-DeBaliviere station and walk for 20 minutes or pay the fee to travel by shuttle bus. Parking is free on show days.
See an up-to-date program of events and book tickets on the official website of The Muny theater. Tickets are also available at the box office.