The Woodlands, Texas – This is the year to enhance your own appreciation of the arts, as well as your family’s at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The 2017 performing arts season includes nine Houston Symphony performances, a full production of “The Elixir of Love” by Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet will feature the full production of the classic “Madame Butterfly.” 

On June 9, be treated to a concert and movie in one with the world premiere of Matilda In Concert. Famed film composer David Newman will conduct the Houston Symphony in his dazzling musical score live and in sync with the cult classic film on The Pavilion's Main Stage.

Steven Reineke, Principal POPS Conductor and the Houston Symphony will premiere a brand-new orchestra show created for Houston-native band The Suffers June 17. The popular hometown band brings a fresh approach to what they have coined Gulf Coast Soul.

For those looking to learn more about the orchestra, on July 8, “Symphonic Sights & Sounds,” will serve as an introduction to popular classical favorites enhanced by large scale images on The Pavilion’s LED screens. Then the ever-popular book by Lemony Snicket, “The Composer is Dead” will come to life on July 19.

After the incredibly positive response to the John Williams tribute in 2016, the show will return with added selections on September 6. For the full performing arts schedule, including traditional favorites Star-Spangled Salute, Hocus Pocus Pops and Holly Jolly Jingle visit

At most performing arts events, mezzanine and lawn seating is free. Orchestra seating for most events is $20. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in their seat or on the lawn. Keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion. Sitting on the lawn? Chairs also are provided free at all performing arts events.

Looking for the same great seats for every show? Performing arts season subscriptions are only $185 per seat and include orchestra-level seating to all Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera performances at The Pavilion, on-site garage parking, admission to the Woodforest National Bank Club for each performance and a subscription to The Pavilion’s CenterStage newsletter. Performing arts subscribers also receive preferred seating and on-site garage parking for the Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute, Texas Music Festival Orchestra and Holly Jolly Jingle. The total value of the performing arts season package is $485. Children’s Festival is not included in season subscriptions, but individual tickets are available for purchase.

Individual and season tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office, located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands, Texas. Tickets also are available by calling 800-745-3000 or online at

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's 2017 Performing Arts Season is sponsored by The Woodlands Development Company, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Huntsman, Live Nation, Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands, official automobile of The Pavilion, The Pavilion Partners, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, United Airlines, official airline of The Pavilion and The Wortham Foundation. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion acknowledges the financial support of The Woodlands Township that is generated by the Event Admissions Tax for its performing arts and educational outreach programs.

For a full list of performing arts events, click here.

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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. 

Performing Arts Season Generously Sponsored By

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors / Huntsman Sponsors | The Howard Hughes Company Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Texas Children's Hospital Sponsors | The Wortham Foundation Sponsors | Woodlands Township Sponsors | Pavilion Partners Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Aramark Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Sewell

Live Nation Venue Sponsors

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors / Huntsman Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Citi Sponsors | Bud Light Sponsors | Saint Arnold Brewing Company Sponsors | Nissan