Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

fountain jets rise up on a stage with green arborvitae hedges on each side and green trees in the background
Daniel Traub

Dates & Price

Open Air Theatre Fountains are now closed for the season

Starting April 22, 2023
weather permitting

5-minute shows run daily, except on Tuesdays and during stage setups, rehearsals, and performances

10:15 am, 12:15 pm, 2:15 pm, 4:15 pm

Free with Gardens Admission

Timed Admission Tickets required

April 22–May 10, 2023
Timed Reservations required for Members Thursday–Sunday from open to close (including Morning Hour for Members)

May 11–October 28, 2023
Timed Reservations required for Members Thursday–Saturday after 3:00 pm

Reservations not required for Gardens Premium Members and Innovators

Featuring 750 jets in changing patterns, the Open Air Theatre comes alive with fountains set to music.

Since its 1914 Garden Party debut, this Italian-style outdoor theatre has expanded from its simple original fountains to the 750 jets that create the rainbowed curtain of water you see today, while playing host to more than 1,500 performances throughout the years.

Please Note

Fountains do not run on days when there are rehearsals, stage setups, or performances. Fountains are weather dependent and will not run in below freezing temperatures.

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