Lights! Camera! And action! Let big, splashy musicals capture your imagination in the Municipal Opera Association of St. Louis, or ‘Muny’ for short. Characters come to life on the stage, which is nestled between the green, leafy shrubbery of Forest Park. Both calming and invigorating, you can relax your feet and work your mind at the same time at this St. Louis cultural hub.
The area where the Muny officially stands today was used to hold performance even before the formal creation of an amphitheatre there. In 1914, Luther Ely Smith began staging performances atop Art Hill and Shakespeare’s As You Like It took place between the oak trees in 1916. Finally, in 1917, the Municipal Theatre was constructed for six performances of AIDA. Later, the Muny was equipped with a turntable, and out-door performance art in St. Louis never looked back! The Muny produces all of its musicals, typically 7 in a year. The performances take place mostly in the summer, when the weather is at its best behaviour. The performances here are broadway styled, so expect lots of music, colours and costumes.
Billy Elliot, Tarzan, The Addams Family, Seussical, Grease, Monty Python, Les Miserables, Dreamgirls and a huge variety of famous musicals have been performed at the Muny.
Groups of 20 or more can take advantage of a complimentary backstage tour before the evening's performance. Your personal guide will meet you at the East Entrance Gate near the upper parking lot, and escort your group through the maze of mammoth stage sets.
The area is proudly eco-friendly, with most of its equipment solar powered. Many Muny staff and performers are promote cycling to and fro and his home to a recycling program that recycles a substantial portion of the waste generated in the auditorium. The Muny urges you to get out and discover the theatre of nature: always alive and always changing along with the seasons.
The Muny Travel Tips
- There are pre-show activities which feature music concerts, ballets and other shows before the season starts.
- Curtain time at The Muny is always 8:15 pm.
- Parking for guests with disabilities is available on all of The Muny parking lots. The lower east parking lot is a designated disabled access parking.
- The Muny offers wheelchair assistance from the designated area on the lower east parking lot into the auditorium seating area.
- Service animals are permitted at The Muny.
- Make sure your cell phones are off. The performers request the audience not to text message during performances.
- Singing along with the show is not encouraged.
- There will be an intermission for bathroom breaks and snack breaks.
Entrance Ticket Details For The Muny
- Ticket prices start as low as $14 for the seats at the top of the theatre and rise to $85 for the box seats nearest the stage.
How to Reach The Muny
- Get off at the Forest Park- DeBaliviere station.
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24.23% of people who visit Saint Louis include The Muny in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
59.38% of people start their The Muny visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Muny
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Muny
The Muny Reviews & Ratings
A fabulous place to see a show. It out that has everything it's from the 20th century in the early in the mid 219 50s to the theater that it is today in the 21st century 2019 101 years inspect! A truly authentic Broadway show.
This is such a wonderful St. Louis establishment. It is classy and full of history. Also, with it being in Forest Park, it is a very good place to have a day out with the family before the Muny show in the evening. There are large fans in the outdoor seating area that help a lot when it is hot out.
If you are a fan of theater and enjoy summer evenings, this place is perfect for you. With new improvements made since last season (new stage and LED boards on the side), the experience has been heightened at one of the biggest outdoor theaters. With the ability to choose to pay for seats or not, I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Saint Louis during the season.
The nicest staff - hands down. Excellent outdoor venue that makes you feel like a part of STL history. I don't know how those giant fans work but they DO. Always a lovely breeze to keep the bugs and ugly sweats away!
This outside theater is such a great place to see truly professional productions. The revolving stage allows for so much creativity in set design. I have never been disappointed in a show and they rarely let the rain stop them from performing!