Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

fountains rising from a stage surrounded by garden greenery
Larry Albee

Dates & Price

April 22–November 12, 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

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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