+ What is the Muny

The Muny is the oldest, largest outdoor musical theatre in North America. Every summer, we produce seven big, Broadway-style musicals. Each production is created from the ground up, right here in St. Louis, specifically for our stage. Many of our shows are fun for the whole family, so everyone can enjoy great theatre under the stars — a St. Louis tradition since 1919.

Explore Muny History

+ Where is The Muny?

The Muny is located at #1 Theatre Drive, in the heart of beautiful Forest Park in St. Louis, just off Interstate 64/40.

Plan Your Visit

+ Are kids welcome at The Muny?

Absolutely! In fact, many young people have their first theatre experience at The Muny.

+ What about the summertime heat?

The Muny is an open-air theatre, and St. Louis summers can really heat up. But we use silent overhead fans and a new air-circulation system with 24 blowers and 140 directional vents to keep cool breezes circulating all night long. Our concession stands also offer a variety of cold beverages and frozen treats!

+ I’m new to musicals. How do I choose a show?

Welcome! We have a show for everyone. What kind of stories do you typically like? Romance? Comedy? Drama? Check the Show Guidelines section of each show for details about the plot, and see if anything catches your eye.

+ Can I audition for The Muny?

Think you have what it takes to be in a Muny show? The Muny is a professional theatre, and the performance quality of our actors is high. We hold open auditions each year for children, teens and adults.

Learn About Auditions

Your Night

Your Night

+ Where will I park?

The Muny offers free lot and street parking, a designated accessible parking lot and the Lexus VIP Lot for Muny Partners. If you choose to arrive via public transit or rideshare, we have easy access points.

+ What items can I bring?

• Outside food and drink
• Soft-sided coolers (must be able to fit underneath your seat)
• Hard-sided coolers*
• Outside alcohol*
• Aluminum cans*
• Lawn chairs*
* These items are permissible in preshow picnic areas but may not be brought into the theatre.

Note: All bags, purses, coolers and backpacks are subject to inspection at the gate. Metal detection devices are also used at all entrances for the safety of our guests.

+ What items are prohibited?

• Glass containers
• Signs, flags and banners
• Weapons of any kind

+ Can I take photos at The Muny?

Taking photos, video or other recordings during the show is not allowed. But we would love for you to capture your preshow and intermission experience — and share your photos with us on social media. We even have a special photo op available for each show — it's located behind Café One.

+ Is there a dress code for The Muny?

The Muny is a casual theatre. St. Louis summers can be quite hot, so we recommend light, loose-fitting clothing. Most patrons wear shorts, khakis, polos, sleeveless tops or summer dresses. Footwear is required.

+ Are smoking or vaping allowed?

In consideration of your fellow patrons, smoking of any kind is prohibited in the theatre auditorium, ramps, pavilions, concessions, restrooms or gathering areas (including, but not limited to, all cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaping and marijuana in any form for any purpose)

+ Are there metal detectors at the gates?

Our metal detection scanners allow a continuous stream of patrons to pass through security checkpoints without the delays typically associated with bag checks and handheld wands. Glass containers; signs, flags and banners; and weapons of any kind are not allowed at The Muny. Bags, purses and coolers are subject to inspection.

+ What payment options does The Muny accept?

Concession stands, kiosks and other retail transactions made at The Muny are cashless. We accept credit, debit and Muny gift cards. 

+ What if I require medical assistance?

The Muny has a nurse on duty at every performance in our first-aid suite, located off the west pergola, across from Purina Plaza. If you require medical assistance, please locate an usher in blue or a head usher in white. 

+ What if I need to be reached in an emergency?

The Muny’s emergency number during performances is (314) 367-9191. If you need to be reached during your visit, please leave this phone number and your seat location with your service or sitter.



+ Where will I sit for the performance?

The Muny has approximately 10,800 flip-down, stadium-style seats. The last nine rows of the theatre (1,456 seats) are available for free, on a first-come, first-served basis. The rest are reserved seats that require a ticket. The Muny is built as an amphitheatre, gently sloping downhill toward the stage. Tickets increase in price nearer the stage.
Seat cushions are available to rent for a nominal charge. Concession stands on either ramp just outside the seating area have them ready for you.

View the Seating Chart

+ How much are tickets to The Muny?

Single-performance tickets start at just $21. The best way to save your seat each summer and get the best ticket prices is by supporting The Muny as a season subscriber. For each performance, the last nine rows of the theatre — nearly 1,500 seats — are made available to patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learn About Season Tickets

+ Are my tickets exchangeable?

Only season tickets are exchangeable. Exchanges must be made at our main box office at least 24 hours before the date printed on the ticket. Single-performance tickets are not exchangeable.

Learn About Season Tickets



+ I’m bringing someone who needs mobility assistance. Where do I go?

Patrons who need assistance but do not qualify for a state-issued hang tag or vehicle license plate are encouraged to have the driver in their party use the Lower East Lot as a drop-off and pick-up point. There is a waiting area available with our staff of wheelchair attendants.

Learn About Accessibility Services

+ Are service animals allowed?

Service animals are permitted on the premises. Dogs or other pets whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Learn About Accessibility Services