The Pavilion and Houston Symphony Blast Off to Space! September 14

THE WOODLANDS, TEXASGuests are invited to buckle up for an outer-space adventure with The Cynthia Woodlands Pavilion and Houston Symphony at Blast Off to Space! Thursday, September 14, 2023. The action-packed show, sponsored by Insperity, will feature iconic music from Star Wars, E.T., The Planets and more – from the moon to Mars and beyond, this event is sure to transport everyone’s imagination to a galaxy far, far away! Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. performance. Mezzanine and lawn seating are FREE. Reserved orchestra seats are available for $25 per ticket.

Blast off with a good book at The Pavilion’s Hats Off to Reading celebration in the Event Center. In partnership with Conroe Independent School District, the FREE and festive literacy event begins at 5:30 p.m. and encourages early reading by offering various literacy-based activities such as games, visiting with characters, making reading pointers, storytelling time and so much more. Children also have the opportunity to choose and take home a FREE book! All are invited to join author and former NASA spacesuit technician Sharon Caples McDougle during the event as she reads her 2021 picture book, Suit Up for Launch with Shay!

Pre-performance activities in the North Plaza will begin at 6:30 p.m. and include a space themed art project and fun games, making music at the Instrument Petting Zoo and sponsor activations.

Mezzanine and lawn seating are free for all performing arts events. Tickets for most performances are $25 for orchestra seating. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic from home or their favorite restaurant to enjoy in their seat or on the hill. Keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion and picnics must also comply with The Pavilion’s bag size restriction and/or be in original packaging.

Families are encouraged to enhance their performing arts experience with Mini Pavilion Maestros, a free and exciting program that makes the arts both fun and accessible for kids of all ages. By signing up for Mini Pavilion Maestros, children will receive: a special membership lanyard and badge, free reserved seating at all performing arts events, early entry for select shows, a free ticket to Children’s Festival and other great perks throughout the season. Families can register their children at any of The Pavilion’s performing arts events this season at a special booth located in the North Plaza or online at

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Opened in 1990, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions.