Our Mission A Theatre for Everyone
We are dedicated to enriching lives by producing exceptional musical theatre, accessible to all, continuing our remarkable tradition in Forest Park.
For more than 100 years, The Muny has provided a world-class theatrical experience for hundreds of thousands of patrons each summer. And in our Second Century, we’re digging our St. Louis roots even deeper.
Over 10 weeks each summer, The Muny creates seven world-class musicals from the ground up on a scale that rivals Broadway productions. The unique opportunity brings a mix of Broadway’s brightest, emerging stars, local talents and other artists to the Muny stage. Beyond our annual season of shows, we’re inspiring the next generation of performers and producers.
The Muny was established on the civic idea that shared experiences bring us together and make us a stronger community. Access to musical theatre is a key component of our mission, which we achieve through our Community Access and education programs. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, The Muny receives no funding from St. Louis’ Zoo Museum Tax District.
What began as a grassy spot between two mighty oaks has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre. So much of The Muny’s magic emanates from its natural splendor. We’re located at the heart of beautiful Forest Park, which at around 1,300 acres is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Mother Nature takes the spotlight as often as our artists.