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2017-06-13 10:40 AM

Get Ready to Rock with The Suffers and Houston Symphony June 17!

On June 17, Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony will premiere a brand-new orchestra show created just for Houston-born band The Suffers that is sure to excite both new and old fans alike. Sponsored by Insperity, tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are $25 for reserved orchestra seating and the lawn and mezzanine are free. Gates open at 7 p.m. 

2017-05-31 12:00 AM

Danny DeVito LIVE on The Pavilion's Main Stage for Matilda: Film with Live Orchestra June 9!

Acclaimed actor, producer, director and narrator, Danny DeVito, will join famed film composer David Newman and the Houston Symphony at the world premiere of Matilda: Film with Live Orchestra at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on June 9 at 8 p.m. Come early to enjoy the Hats Off to Reading Celebration where kids can receive a free book and participate in games and crafts. Tickets are $20 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Due to the popularity of this show, attendees utilizing free seating are encouraged to arrive early to ensure entry.

2020-10-07 12:00 AM

The Pavilion Celebrates Halloween with a Spooktacular Movie Night Under the Stars


THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – Celebrate Halloween at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with a movie night under the stars Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m., presented by Howard Hughes Corporation. Families are encouraged to come in costume for a screening of Monsters, Inc. on the venue’s 3 large LED screens. Tickets are $20 for a family pack of four seats – available on the lawn or in the reserved seating area –

and includes popcorn for the family to enjoy. Lawn pods include four lawn chairs. Gates open at 6 p.m.




2020-07-20 12:00 AM

Genalyte Expands COVID-19 Antibody Testing in The Woodlands with New Testing Site at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion


THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – Genalyte, the company empowering physicians and patients with real-time diagnostics and healthcare analytics, today announced the opening of a new COVID-19 antibody testing site at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (The Woodlands Pavillion). Genalyte’s SARS-CoV-2 Multi-Antigen Serology Panel, which tests for antibodies the body can produce in response to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), is being offered at The Woodlands Pavillion (2005 Lake Robbins Dr.), with appointments available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning Monday, August 31.



2020-07-20 12:00 AM

The Pavilion Goes Virtual for Free Arts Outreach Programs


THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – Though The Pavilion’s Main Stage is currently dark, the non-profit organization is strongly committed to continuing to provide cultural enrichment for both young audiences and the public at large by increasing exposure to the arts. The Pavilion has recently launched several of its free educational outreach programs virtually for families to enjoy from the safety of their homes.   



2020-07-20 12:00 AM

The Pavilion to Host ROCO Livestreamed Concert "Starburst" on the Main Stage


THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – ROCO’s (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) In Concert series, which showcases the full 40-piece orchestra in livestreamed performances, kicks off September 26, 2020, from The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Main Stage with Starburst. Sparkling with musical light and energy, the fully virtual, free live-streamed performance will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will be conducted by ROCO Artistic Partner Mei-Ann Chen. Tune in and interact with the orchestra on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, or their website, at www.roco.org/live.



2020-06-26 12:00 AM

The Pavilion’s Independence Day Family Tradition Canceled


THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is saddened to officially announce the cancelation of one of The Woodlands’ most popular Independence Day events, Star-Spangled Salute featuring the Houston Symphony. As with many large-scale events in the community, public health and the safety of staff, artists and guests is paramount when it comes to COVID-19.   



2019-08-01 12:00 AM

Watch Raiders of the Lost Ark while Houston Symphony Performs Incredible Score at The Pavilion August 29


THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – On Thursday, August 29, all are welcome to attend a screening of Steven Spielberg’s very own Raiders of the Lost Ark at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Houston Symphony will be performing the movie's suspenseful score live, as the action of Indiana Jones unfolds on the venue’s big screens. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free. Reserved orchestra seating tickets are $20. Gates open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. performance sponsored by Anadarko.


2019-08-01 12:00 AM

All Aboard The Pavilion Express to Children’s Festival Presented by ExxonMobil Nov. 9-10


THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is transforming into a giant playground for the 24th Annual Children’s Festival presented by ExxonMobil and the whole neighborhood is invited to hop on board! This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 10 from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and includes all performances and activities. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 9 at 10 a.m.



2019-08-01 12:00 AM

The Pavilion and Houston Symphony Salute Community Heroes at A Symphony of Heroes September 11


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.



2019-05-30 12:00 AM

30th Annual Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival Kicks Off at The Pavilion June 7


THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – Since 1990, each summer, young professional musicians descend upon the University of Houston campus for a four-week intensive orchestral fellowship program. Each musician accepted into the program receives a fellowship that offers a dynamic opportunity to learn from distinguished artists from the Moores and Shepherd schools of music faculty as well as members of the Houston Symphony. The program features a concert at The Pavilion where the Texas Music Festival Orchestra will take the Main Stage for a free concert Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m. under the direction of Conductor Franz Anton Krager. Tickets are not required for free seating.


2019-05-30 12:00 AM

The Pavilion Hosts Chamber Music Camp Led by Julliard-Trained Faculty for Area Students


THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – The Woodlands Chamberfest recently returned to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for an eighth year of lessons from notable Julliard alumni. Thirty-six students attended the week-long chamber music program for students in grades 7 through 12 who play violin, viola, cello and bass. As one of The Pavilion’s educational outreach programs, the summer music camp is dedicated to teaching communication, collaboration and leadership through chamber music.


2019-05-30 12:00 AM

The Pavilion Offered Local Scouts Opportunity to Earn Music Merit Badge June 7


THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – On Friday, June 7, local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts attended Scout Day at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion to earn their Music Merit Badge before the Texas Music Festival Orchestra took the Main Stage. With a record-breaking 120 scouts in attendance, this year’s event, which reflects The Pavilion’s commitment to education, was a resounding success.


2019-05-21 12:00 AM

Celebrate America at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Annual Star-Spangled Salute July 3


THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – Kick off America’s birthday celebration at Star-Spangled Salute as the Houston Symphony takes the Main Stage, Wednesday, July 3 at 8 p.m.  This free Independence Eve spectacular, which has been a tradition at The Pavilion for 30 seasons, features the Houston Symphony in a selection of patriotic favorites, presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation. Tickets are not required for this event. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.



2019-05-21 12:00 AM

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.



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