The Woodlands, Texas – On Wednesday, September 11, all are invited to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for a special salute to heroes with an action-packed program by the Houston Symphony. A Symphony of Heroes will feature musical scores from a variety of iconic movies including Superman, Spider-Man, The Avengers and The Incredibles as well as a tribute to everyday community heroes. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free. Reserved orchestra seating tickets are $20. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. performance sponsored by Huntsman.

Reading saves the day at the annual Hats Off to Reading celebration in The Pavilion’s 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 hats and so much more. Children also have the opportunity to choose and take home a FREE book!

Pre-performance activities in the North Plaza will begin at 6:30 p.m. and include exploring fire trucks and police cars, decorating thank-you notes for community heroes at The Pavilion Partners arts & crafts booth, making music at the Instrument Petting Zoo and sponsor activations by Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, Fidelity Investments, Tommy Bahama, Code Ninjas, Woodforest National Bank and Renewal by Andersen.

Families are also encouraged to enhance their child’s performing arts experience with Mini Maestros, a free and exciting program that makes the arts both fun, accessible and interactive for kids of all ages. By signing up for Mini Maestros, children will receive: a special membership lanyard and badge, free reserved seating at all performing arts events, early entry for Hocus Pocus Pops, 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 www.woodlandscenter.org/mini-maestros.

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. 

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 | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Occidental Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Lexus

Live Nation Venue Sponsors

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