The Info List - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, sometimes called The Woodlands Pavilion or simply The Pavilion, is a concert amphitheatre located in The Woodlands, Texas, an outer suburb of Houston, Texas. It caters to both the performing arts and contemporary artists and is also available for rental. It is owned and operated by The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands and is a non-profit organization. The amphitheatre seats 16,500 people and has been the second-most heavily used amphitheater in the world.[1]


1 History 2 Concert events 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] Civic leaders and members of the Houston
Symphony approached The Woodlands founder George P. Mitchell
George P. Mitchell
in 1982 indicating a desire to establish a regional summer home for the Houston
Symphony in The Woodlands. The facility was envisioned as a place where both performing arts groups and contemporary entertainers could perform. After an initial delay due to the region's economic situation, construction began in June 1989. The Pavilion's opening weekend in late April 1990 featured successive concerts by the Houston
Symphony, Frank Sinatra, Alabama, and Clint Black.[2] The original facility provided 3,000 reserved seats and room for 7,000 guests on a sloped grass lawn. Each plaza had one concession stand and restroom. The main entrance was located in the South Plaza, along with a four-window ticket office.[citation needed] In 1994, The Pavilion's Board of Directors decided to expand the capacity and add additional amenities to the existing facility. An expansion plan was implemented to provide 1,900 new, uncovered reserved seats, to increase capacity by 1,100 on the lawn, and to build concession stands on the lawn. Each plaza was enhanced with new restrooms and concession stands. A ten-window ticket office and additional lanes for buses, limousines and vehicle drop-off area were added to the North Plaza as well.[citation needed] In 1998, The Pavilion added new administrative offices for the expanding staff necessary to run a first-class performing arts center. Adjacent to the North Plaza and the Gold Parking Lot, the offices comprise approximately 6,000 square feet (560 m2) of space for the administrative staff. In conjunction with the office addition, The Pavilion also added a new amenity to the overall facility, The Woodforest Bank Club. The VIP suite and patio are located adjacent to the North Plaza and a new VIP entrance was added to the facility. The Club is open all year to host events for up to 150 guests for meetings, parties, mall concerts and receptions. On event nights, members of The Club can enjoy an air-conditioned room with full cash bar, along with the sights and sounds of the evening's concert artist. At the conclusion of The Pavilion's 2000 season, another expansion and renovation project took place. The expansion increased the capacity of the lawn by an additional 3,550 guests, bringing the total capacity to nearly 17,000. A 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) dressing room facility with kitchen was also added. In 2002, a five-story parking garage was erected to ease the parking problem which plagued concert-goers since the opening of the facility. The garage is attached via a walkway to the Marriott across Six Pines drive and allows concert goers who are staying at the hotel a separate entrance to the Pavilion. On September 13, 2008, The Pavilion was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike, which moved over the area in the early morning hours. All concerts for the remainder of the 2008 season were canceled due to extensive damage to the facility. During the height of the storm, 80–90 mph sustained winds shredded the awnings and bent the steel support structure beyond repair. The stage was also damaged during the hurricane. The new roof of the facility, which now has six peaks, took nine months to install and is currently rated to withstand sustained winds of over 175 miles per hour, thus to eliminate possibly further damage to the roof and The Pavilion's infrastructure. 2000 additional seats were added, thus bringing the capacity of the Pavilion to more than 16,000. Concert events[edit] The venue is host to performances of the Houston
Symphony, the Houston Grand Opera as well as well as the Houston
Ballet and the Cheek to Cheek Tour.[3] During these performances, lawn seating is usually provided free of charge due to a grant underwritten by various sponsors. See also[edit]

portal Theatre portal

List of contemporary amphitheatres


^ Woodlands Pavilion is No. 2 in the world ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2014-07-22.  ^ http://www.woodlandscenter.org/about.html

External links[edit]

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
website Official Pavilion history

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The Woodlands, Texas


Primary and secondary schools

Conroe ISD

The Woodlands HS The Woodlands College Park HS

Conroe ISD Academy of Science and Technology

Tomball ISD John Cooper The Woodlands Preparatory The Woodlands Christian Academy

Other education

Lone Star College System

Lone Star College–Montgomery

Montgomery County Memorial Library System



Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands Mall Allison Tower Grogan's Mill

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Live Nation Entertainment


Live Nation Live Nation Network Ticketmaster Artist Nation


Academy Music Group (51%) BigChampagne DF Concerts (part owner) Festival Republic
Festival Republic
(majority owner) Gods of Metal Hard Events MAMA & Company (joint venture)


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Australia Dcode Digital Dreams Discovery Download Faster Horses FortaRock I Love Techno Impact-fest Jamboree in the Hills KISW
Pain in the Grass (partnership) Loud Park Lowlands Magic Summer Live Main Square Festival
Main Square Festival
(75%) MixTape Music Midtown North Sea Jazz Paradiso (partnership) The Peach Music Festival Pinkpop Festival Pitch Popaganda Pukkelpop PunkSpring Rock the Beach Rock Werchter Sasquatch! (partnership) Springroove Squamish (50%) Stockholm Music & Arts Summer Sonic Voodoo Watershed Way Out West WYCD
Downtown Hoedown (partnership) De Wereld Draait Buiten Where the Wild Things Are

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The Fillmore
Charlotte The Fillmore
The Fillmore
Detroit The Fillmore
The Fillmore
Miami Beach The Fillmore
The Fillmore
Silver Spring Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside Municipal Auditorium The Tabernacle Wellmont Theatre Theatre of Living Arts Tower Theater Warner Theatre

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Bottom Lounge
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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
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at Bayfront Park Revolution Live (booking only) Fillmore Auditorium Blossom Music Center Jacobs Pavilion
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The Pageant
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Rogers Arena
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Palais Nikaia
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