Join Us Outside

Houston Ballet is committed to bringing ballet to our community, with outdoor performances this spring in The Woodlands and Miller Outdoor Theatre! Great for the entire family, read below about this year's programming and how to catch Houston Ballet in your community.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

May 5, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Join us for our return to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion in The Woodlands for a one-night-only performance of George Balanchine's Jewels! Inspired by Claude Arpels’ jewelry, the ballet takes a multi-faceted look at romantic, classical and neo-classical styles. Each act has a distinct style that matches with scores by three of ballet’s most renowned composers, Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Emeralds features dancers in clouds of tulle floating on stage, evoking France, the birthplace of Romantic dance and French style. Rubies reflects the carefree spontaneity of American culture, with choreography that dazzles the audience with jazzy movement and the joy of dance. Diamonds evokes the grandeur and precision of the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg with classical elegance, honoring the work and legacy of famed choreographer Marius Petipa.

Miller Outdoor Theatre

May 12-13 at 8:00 PM

Join us for our annual performances at Miller Outdoor Theater a weekend sure to sparkle with George Balanchine’s Jewels. Each of the three acts in this full-length ballet embody their namesake jewel through the unique musical stylings of their corresponding composer. The French-evocative Emeralds set to Fauré, delightfully witty Rubies set to Stravinsky, and the illustrious Diamonds set to Tchaikovsky complete an evening of glitz and glamour not to be missed!

All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!