Celebrate Summer with a Movie and Concert in One at How To Train Your Dragon in Concert May 30

The Woodlands, Texas – Celebrate the end of school and start of summer with a concert and movie! On Thursday, May 30, take an epic adventure with the Houston Symphony at How To Train Your Dragon in Concert, sponsored by Insperity. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free. Reserved orchestra seats are available for $20 per ticket. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. performance. Due to the popularity of this show, attendees utilizing free seating are encouraged to arrive early to ensure entry.

How To Train Your Dragon is a captivating and original story about a young Viking named Hiccup, who defies tradition when he befriends one of his deadliest foes – a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless. Together, these unlikely heroes must fight against all odds to save both their worlds. Composer John Powell’s Academy Award-nominated score will be performed by the Houston Symphony and perfectly synchronized to every scene of the movie in a thrilling experience for all ages and a great way to introduce new audiences to the impact of the performing arts.

To make the evening even sweeter, Fidelity Investments will be giving out free ice cream to guests (while supplies last) starting at 6:30 p.m. in the North Plaza.  Other pre-performance activities include making a dragon at The Pavilion Partners arts & crafts booth, playing music at the Instrument Petting Zoo and sponsor activations by Code Ninjas, Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Renewal by Andersen, SwimLabs, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, Tommy Bahama and Woodforest National Bank.

Guests are welcome to bring a picnic from home or their favorite restaurant to enjoy in their seat or on the lawn. Keep in mind however, that beverages are not allowed to be brought into The Pavilion and picnics must comply with The Pavilion’s bag size restriction and/or be in original packaging. Examples include pizza within a pizza box or chips in original sealed packaging. Please visit The Pavilion’s website for more information on these restrictions. For those wanting to sit on the hill, lawn chairs also are provided free for this event.  

Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at Ticketmaster.com and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the free parking lots off Timberloch Drive on the southwest side of The Pavilion.

For more information about The Pavilion, please visit our website at www.woodlandscenter.org. Look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram, or download The Pavilion’s iOS or Android app.

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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.